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Upgrade ASUS N56VM/N56VZ SSD & RAM

If you have a nice ASUS N56VM or N56VZ series laptop you may be wondering how to upgrade it for maximum performance. So here is a photo tutorial on how to upgrade the RAM on these particular ASUS laptops. You can also see get a feel for how to remove the hard drive & upgrade to an SSD as well as seeing the location of the wifi card. NOTE: A number of people have asked what memory and SSD I

Acer Aspire One 722 Performance Upgrades

If you have the lovely little AO722 netbook you may be looking for some simple and cheap upgrades. Here are my top upgrades for the AO722: Upgrade the RAM to 4GB for $20 or even 8GB for less than $40! Upgrade the HDD to a high performance SSD for less than $100 Add bluetooth by upgrading the wifi card to a combo wifi + bluetooth card for about $20 Add a Huawei 3G data card in the extra mini pci-e slot The AMD

Ordering new iPod touch 5th gen, ship date? [ship oct 9th, 2012] [arrival on 12th]

UPDATE 2: the 5th generation iPod touch shipped out on Oct 9th 2012 via FedEx and has an expected arrival date of Oct 15th Oct 12th! (FedEx is ahead of schedule!!!) UPDATE 1: Amazon now has the entire 5th gen iPod touch line available for pre-order. I am considering canceling my Apple pre-order and switch to Amazon because there would be no sales tax in my state. UPDATE 0: the ship times and arrivals mentioned in this article are based

Tip: shock protection unnecessary if you have a SSD!

The Lenovo X220 ThinkPad, as well as many Dell & HP laptops, ship with a form of anti-shock protection enabled by default. This is great if your laptop has a conventional hard drive that can be easily damaged by a fall or drop. The laptop is smart enough to pause disk activity and ‘park’ the head (or other similar techniques) to prevent disk damage. However, if your laptop is exclusively using a SSD (solid state drive) then that protection is

7mm SSD list / 7mm HD list

UPDATE 2012.05.30: added a list of 7mm SSD and 7mm HDD at the end of this post… The most-excellent Lenovo Thinkpad X220 laptop supports a rather odd thickness for its hard drive/SSD: 7mm This is unusual since most laptop drives are 9.5mm and some are fatties coming in at 12mm or 12.5mm. However, the 7mm thin drives are likely to become more and more common as Ultrabooks and other similar devices require thinner drives to maintain their low profile 🙂 So,

ASUS A53 laptop memory upgrade

If you own one of the nice ASUS A53 laptops you may be wanting to maximize the amount of memory your lovely laptop have. Here is how a photo tutorial showing how to upgrade the RAM on an ASUS A53 notebook 🙂 UPDATE: Many readers have asked what memory I recommend for upgrading the A53 series. My recommendation is 8GB of Kingston memory because it offers a lifetime warranty, solid performance AND it is only about $37 with free shipping!

Upgrade Acer Aspire One AO722 memory/RAM

UPDATE: Many readers have asked what memory I recommend for upgrading the A0722. My recommendation is 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 Kingston memory because it offers a lifetime warranty, solid performance AND it is only about $22 with free shipping! 🙂 Another great way to improve performance is to replace the AO722’s slow hard drive with a SSD. The Crucial M4 128GB (which includes a data transfer kit) or the Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB (drive only) are my top two choices. They both offer 3 year warranties along with

Upgrading M4400 -> How to backup/get my favorite folders from XP to Win7

NOTE: you can also view all the entries in this Q & A series… On 10/7/2011 11:38 AM, David wrote: PS. My 4400 is pretty clean (hard drive that I am swapping out). What I mean by that is I only have some evaluation versions of 3D software, my stock trading software, and Windows Explorer etc… I plan on reloading all of my program software onto the SSD. Many of the programs will need to be download again in x64. However,