08-05-2009 07:26 AM
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08-05-2009 07:15 PM
It seems that Hp released a firmware updated that allowed vt to be enabled on their laptops, that was in 2007.
The admin/mod on that forums stated that due to the fact that vt was only needed by a select few, that it was not a desirable feature. But with the upcomming windows 7 it seems that vt will be vital to all users who plan on upgrading. It would be smart for Lenovo to jump on this now and released an updated bios and allow users to disable/enable vt on laptops that support this feature.
The argument that the Ideapad line is for consumers that will not need the vt feature is rubbish. With Windows 7 it will be needed.
08-06-2009 04:47 AM
08-06-2009 05:43 AM
1) Are you sure, microsoft requires Hardware Virtualization Mode to be on and active?
2) Without virtualization hardware support you will be placing a lot of stress to your processor due to the fact your machine with be running virtualization, virtually. Funny as it may sound, if a VMWare orParallel works with virtualization software support it will hinder your performance greatly and not distribute workload appropriately to various components. Hardware mode will distribute workload appropriately andalthough not as fast as the host, faster than a machine that is run by software.
3) Which model the Core 2 Duo ULV or the Core 2 Duo?
My only issue with that model is the size and the limited power of the actual notebook. For virtualization to work well you need a minimum of 4gigs of ram (for me right off the back I need atleats 1 gig for each ebvironment and 4 gigs for the host). this model handles up to 4 Gigs and its marketed to the thin and light crowd. I was looking for something bigger than my current 14.1 and enough hardware power to handle my development suites as well as environment testing. I am certain that most people on this post are interested in the Y550 because of its great features. For me its the 15.6" screen, nice looking shell, dedicated 512mb Video Memory, Max memory size of 8Gig, 500gb Hd and the pentium core 2 duo P8600 2.4Ghz Processor with a bus speed of 1066Ghz, backlight keys, multi gesture mouse pad and just a gourgeous machine for a price of roughly $1300.00 give or take a few. Due to its limitation and lack of support VT for the installed components I ended up purchasing a machine atleast $800.00 more.
08-06-2009 03:11 PM