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DOUBLE Your Laptop’s Battery Life on Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Hybrid

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DOUBLE Your Laptop's Battery Life on Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Hybrid

At first glance, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Hybrid may appear similar to the X1 released earlier this year, but it’s SO MUCH MORE! It’s got a dual core quad com …


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Seagate Momentus XT 500Gb SSD hybrid installed

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Demonstration of my computer shut down and boot up with Seagate Momentus XT 500Gb hybrid SSD drive installed. Computer is an HP Pavilion dv5 laptop, 4Gb RAM, with 2.53GHz Intel duo core CPU. It came with a 250Gb Hitachi Travelstar hard drive (5400rpm). I bought it in 12/2008 and it was fine for a few years, but cold start up times were starting to approach around 5 minutes. I cleared out bloatware and unused programs, defragged the hard drive, and ran a few utilities to try improving performance (Vistax64.com was a big help). While I did experience some gains, I wanted to improve it much more. The dv5 can take 8Gb of RAM, but I heard that wouldn’t show much of an improvement unless I compile programs or do a lot of multitasking. By far the biggest improvement you can introduce to an old laptop is a faster hard drive. SSD’s (Solid State Drives) will make your computer fly compared to how it worked before. They are expensive, though. At 0 for a highly praised 256Gb SSD (Nov 2012), this is about 0 more than a conventional 250Gb hard drive. But there’s a very cost effective alternative, that being SSD+HD (SSD hybrid). I took this video after I installed the Seagate Momentus XT 500Gb, and I’m thrilled with the performance improvements. Going from around a 5 minute cold boot to just over 1 minute is phenomenal. I should have mentioned that the hard disk inside the Momentus XT 500Gb spins at 7200rpm, so there’s an inherent speed benefit over a 5400rpm HD. However, a faster
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CES 2010 Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid Notebook

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An up close demo of the Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid Notebook. The U1 is the first of it’s kinda. It’s a full function notebook and detachable 3G multitouch slate tablet. When docked the U1 runs Windows 7 off of a Core 2 Duo processor but in slate mode, the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ ARM processor kicks in with Lenovo’s customized Skylight (Android) OS. We really were impressed with the design of the U1 but a bit concerned for the polycarbonate top shell. It seemed a bit flimsy. Also the slate doesn’t have any ports, not even an earphone jack. Let’s hope Lenovo fixes that before production. We still want one though so when can we get it? Availability Summer 2010 More specs: -11.6″ HD LED screen (resistive multitouch) -128 GB SSD -3-cell battery (slate tablet), up to 4 hours -6-cell battery (laptop) up to 4 hours -combined 8 hours of battery life when used as a single unit -Built-in speakers on the back of slate
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