The Lenovo ThinkPad S5 (20B0001ECD) has a body made of aluminum with wear resistance to the extreme. It’s thickest portion measures only 20.7 mm. Powered by Intel Core i5 3337U processor, the S5 packs two GPUs – one discrete AMD Radeon HD 8670M and another integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics.
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The Asus X550XI323VC-SL is a 15.6 inch laptop with a black magnesium alloy lid and black chocolate color keys. The laptop has a dedicated number pad for those who type in a lot of number. The Asus notebook is powered by Intel Core i5 3230m dual core processor and its specs are given below.
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Sony P11217SCS is an ultrabook laptop that has a body made of magnesium alloy material. It has thickness of 13.2mm and weighs only 0.87 kilograms. The screen is full HD type and supports touch interaction. It measures 11.6 inches in size and packs full HD 1920×1080 resolution. The keyboard is very comfortable and has good palm rest area.
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The Sandisk Extreme II SSD is a SATA 3 drive that is a part of a their move from Sandforce SSD controller to Marvell. Keep in mind that firmware is not the only factor involved in making a particular SSD a success. Other things like nCache speed up things a big deal. Read this review to find out more about it.
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Here are the specs of Asus PU500CA-XO002X.
Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz
Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
4096 MB, DDR3, Dual Channel, 2 GB soldered, a memory bank
Graphics Card ::
Intel HD Graphics 4000 , Core: 350-1050 MHz, 184.108.40.20675
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366×768 pixel, LG LP156WH3-TL1, TN LED, glossy: no
Hard drive ::
Hitachi HTS545050A7380 SMSM150S324G + Kingston 24GB SSD cache, 500 GB 5400 rpm / min
Sound Card ::
Intel Panther Point PCH – High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo card reader: SD, MMC,
AR8161/8165 Atheros PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
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The Belkin N750DB router is a wireless dual band N+ router that not only gives you wireless connectivity, but it also gives you four different LAN ports to plug your various devices into if you’d rather stick to the cables. It’s also got a self-healing capability that lets it spot and automatically correct network problems, a video mover system that lets you play video from your library onto your television, a wireless printing solution with a pair of USB ports, , and an automatic backup system. It also has pre-set security, a three-step setup system, gigabit speeds, and a two year limited warranty.
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HP Mini 110 is a great mini laptop that excels in almost all areas, except when you talk about battery runtimes. Its 3 cell battery will give you under 2 hours of runtimes making it a waste for somebody who likes to work on the move. If you take that out of the way, the HP Mini 110 is very good. It has excellent keyboard, probably the best on a 10.1 inch mini notebook. Read the review to find out more about it.
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The US 1201t model doesn’t ship with a Windows OS, only Express Gate and is only available in black.
12.1” 1366 x 768 display (glossy)
AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor (1.6GHz single core)
AMD M780G chipset
ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics
250GB HDD (5400 RPM, 2.5” SATA)
VGA, 3x USB 2.0, headphone and microphone jacks, Kensington lock, RJ45, card reader
6-cell battery (5.2 hours)
Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
1.45 kg / 3.2 pounds
295mm x 205mm x 22 – 29mm / 11.6” x 8.1” x 0.87” – 1.14” dimensions
There are three available colors: silver, black and red.
In the box you get a manual, recovery DVD, the 1201T itself and power cable / brick. There is no sleeve included. Packaging is the same as other Eee PCs.
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The reason why you don’t get hardware acceleration even with Flash 10.1 beta 3 is because the driver shipped with Lenovo is out of date. The driver shipped with x100e laptop is version 8.663, but in order to support flash hardware acceleration under 10.1 beta, you need at least driver version 8.680 or above and also you will need Catalyst 9.11 or above. So you will need to update your driver. By default, Lenovo block any non-official driver update. however, there is a wary around it by doing it manually. go to this AMD link:
From there, go to option 2, Download both the driver and the Catalyst Control Center software. Extract the driver files on your X100e (you can either extract it by clicking on the driver file, it ask for an extract location, and once it is extracted, it will try to install, you can cancel the install, you just want to extract the files, that’s all you want from it. so you can cancel the installation. Alternatively, you can extract it with a third party program like WinRAR).
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The HP Pavilion DM1 is Hewlett Packard’s 11.6” entry into the cheap thin and light CULV notebook space. It uses the same chassis as the ION powered HP Mini 311 which has been out for many months already but instead comes with an Intel CULV processor and Intel integrated graphics, instead of an Atom processor and dedicated NVidia ION graphics. This notebook should be good for those wanting better performance outside of gaming.
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