Posts tagged “laptop”.

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook™

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook™

Intel® Core™ i5-2467M Processor @ 1.6GHz

4 Gb RAM – 500 GB Hard Drive Capacity with Express Cache, 16GB

w10This system is upgraded to Windows 10 and was initially installed with

 Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)  with Service Pack 1

Great performance. Wi-Fi connection unstable. Reliable vendor support.

Sony viao VPCZ21V9E

Sony viao VPCZ21V9E

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz

8 Gb RAM – 256 Gb SSD – Sony LCD, 13.0″

This system is initially installed with

 Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)  with Service Pack 1

Great performance. Price quite high.

Toshiba Sattelite Pro A350-12R

Toshiba Sattelite Pro A350-12R

Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T6400, Intel® GM45 Express chipset en Intel® WiFi Link 5100

4 Gb RAM – 300 Gb Hard Drive

This system is initially installed with

Windows Vista Home Premium SP2

and upgraded to

 Windows 7 Home Premium

Service Pack 1

bios updated to v. 2.40-WIN

 good entry level system with good price/quality value

 problems may occur with sound and webcam drivers

Acer Aspire 4741

Acer Aspire 4741

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz processor

4 Gb RAM – 450 Gb SATA Hard Drive

This system is initially installed with

 Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

Good performance. Built-in speakers quality is bad.

HP Compaq nc2400 Notebook PC

HP Compaq nc2400 Notebook PC

Installed Operating System:

this system is initially installed with

Windows XP
Professional Service Pack 2

 

The system comes with a Windows XP Professional SP2 installation CD. However, this does not include all device drivers, such as the LAN card and WiFi interface, which must be downloaded from the HP support site.

ASUS Eee-PC 1015 PEM bios upgrade

ASUS Eee-PC 1015 PEM bios upgrade

Run the Windows ASUS Update for Eee PC tool.

Note that this is not the same as the bundled LiveUpdate tool.

First select ‘Check BIOS Information’

If you think the BIOS version is outdated, make first a backup by selecting ‘Save current BIOS to file’ – save your bios rom file to a usb key or or an external drive.

The easiest way to upgrade, is to select ‘Update BIOS from Internet’

Make sure you closed all programmes (except the update tool) and your netbook is powered (i.e. not on batteries).

Follow the instructions on the screen.

To enter the BIOS settings on the Eee-PC 1015 PEM, hold down the F2 key at boot.

Check your BIOS settings, as they may have been reset to default values.

ASUS Eee-PC Seashell series 1015 PEM

ASUS Eee-PC 1015 PEM

Intel Atom CPU N550 1.5 GHz processor

1 Gb RAM – 220 Gb Hard Drive

This system is initially installed with

Windows 7 Home Premium

Good performance with convenient screen and keyboard.

 Warning: ASUS SUPPORT IN BENELUX IS VERY BAD!

SAMSUNG NP-R519

SAMSUNG NP-R519

Intel Pentium Dual-Core CPU T4200 2.0 GHz processor

2 Gb RAM – 160 Gb SATA Hard Drive

This system is initially installed with

Windows 7 Home Premium

Good entry level system with a basic design.

Disappointing performance.

ASUS Eee-PC Seashell series 1015 PEM

ASUS Eee-PC 1015 PEM

Intel Atom CPU N550 1.5 GHz processor

2 Gb RAM – 320 Gb Hard Drive

This system is initially installed with

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

Good performance with convenient screen and keyboard.

USB support is not working according the specifications: no USB 3.0 and USB Charge+ utility errors unresolved.

 Graphics board and screen broke down after twelve months! Repair costs charged by ASUS: 530 EURO !

 Warning:  check your warranty status, some products only carry a 12 month warranty!

 ASUS SUPPORT IN BENELUX IS VERY BAD!

Dell Inspiron 1545

Dell Inspiron 1545

Intel Pentium Dual-Core CPU T4500 2.3 GHz processor

4 Gb RAM – 500 Gb SATA Hard Drive

This system is initially installed with

Windows 7 Home Premium

Good entry level system with a good price/performance balance.

About fourty Windows updates had to be processed (October 2010). Strangly enough, no browser choice was offered. DVD support application is offered by Roxio.

Read also about the windows failure that occured on this system.