04-29-2017 02:19 PM
So, here's the deal. I bought this notebook back in 2012. I use it mostly for official work and sometimes, light entertainment, music n movies (no games, maybe chess once in a while). Now I've upgraded it to Windows 10 Enterprise, and since there's still no heavy burden, my 3rd Gen i5 is holding up.
When I go to watch a movie, I'm forced to choose a DVD option, cuz, hey. there's no BluRay tray. SO,
1. Can I replace my DVD tray with a BluRay tray?
2. Will my Nvidia 720M, 2GB and i5-3230M, 2.60 GHz, be able to take the load of a BluRay?
3. There's no point in watching a good movie in a great print on a regular HD screen. Can I upgrade it to Full HD panel?
4. My SDXC slot isn't working. What could be done about it?
5. Even though I use USB 3.0 ports, I'm still prompted to use a high speed port by my PC.
6. It's been 4 years and 5 months with this laptop and although I have replaced the battery but haven't done so with the charging adaptor, so shall I replace that too?
Or is this all just stupid?
05-01-2017 12:48 PM
Hi abra46 ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
You can upgrade the optical drive to up to Blu-ray Rambo. Fru list on the hardware manual (item20 page85) .
i5-3230M and Nvidia 720M, 2GB are above the Blu-ray requirements .
Checking on the specification and LCD FRU list (item 5 page 87) do not include FHD as option.
Support card reader : • 2-in1 card reader (SD, MMC) only.
Considering the fast paced technology we got nowadays, there are newer models that are timely to other devices that we are currently using.
As a work computer, (although this machine is still performing for you as expected) you need to invest on updated machine and have the g500s as a reliable backup. Considering the pricing for any upgrade and current demands of Windows 10, it would be better having newer models that offers the needs of present computing technology.
Hope this help answer your queries.