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rootytooty
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Harddrive and memory for Lenovo Idea Pad S10

I have a Lenovo Idea Pad S10 and I love it.  Its a great little machine.  I do have a question or two please.  Can on put a bigger harddrive in it and how much memory is the max.  I currently have 2 GB of memory.

 

Also, I tried to do my income tax using it---I use Taxcut and tried to install it on and the machine said that it couldn't do Taxcut.  I am assuming that the system is not big enough to handle it.  If true that I fine as I have a desktop, but I was just wondering if one can get a bigger hard drive and if that would make a difference.

 

No complaints at all its a great machine.

 

Thanks,

Bobby 

rootytooty
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Re: Harddrive and memory for Lenovo Idea Pad S10

I will add more detail to my earlier post after reading the screen resolution posts.  That is what the problem was with Taxcut---it told me that it wouldn't work on that resolution.  It sounds like there is no solution to that one.

Thanks,

Bobby

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Re: Harddrive and memory for Lenovo Idea Pad S10

Hi and welcome,

Memory 2GB is the max... 500 GB HDD no problem... and at least

Higher Resolution >1024x576/600 ..

 

sincerely KalvinKlein

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rootytooty
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Re: Harddrive and memory for Lenovo Idea Pad S10

Thank you Kalvin.  I will  have to look and see what size my HDD is.  According to the manual it looks like it is not too hard to change out.

 

Will that 500 make a difference in performance to make it worth it????

 

Thanks,

Bobby

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Re: Harddrive and memory for Lenovo Idea Pad S10

Hi there, performance will not increase appreciable with a bigger HDD  ..but  huge space for data ...Smiley Happy

an SSD instead of HDD will increase performance due faster access , but will increase a black hole in your wallet Smiley Happy

 

sincerely KalvinKlein

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rootytooty
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Re: Harddrive and memory for Lenovo Idea Pad S10

Thanks Kalvin.  I will just leave well enough alone.  It works fine.  That is why the Netbooks with the SSD are faster.  I have an Asus with the SSD but it has a lot less room than my Lenovo so one just has to understand the difference.

Thanks,

Bobby

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Re: Harddrive and memory for Lenovo Idea Pad S10

Maximum RAM possible in S10 depends on production date. It can be 2GB in newer S10, but mine S10 was produced in november 2008, and has 512 MB on the mainboard and 512 in the slot. It is possible to change the RAM in the slot to 1GB and have in total 1.5GB. You can check your RAM configuration and maximum RAM possible on the lenovo web page.

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Re: Harddrive and memory for Lenovo Idea Pad S10

Hi there... look in the new knowledgebase and you found an answer Smiley Happy

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-S-series-Netbooks/Ideapad-S-Series-Memory-Upgrade/ta-p/231671

 

sincerely KalvinKlein

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rootytooty
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Re: Harddrive and memory for Lenovo Idea Pad S10

Thanks.  I already have 2GB in mine and as far as I know that is the max.

Thanks,

Bobby

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Re: Harddrive and memory for Lenovo Idea Pad S10

The knowledgebase is good to have anyway as it will give us all the correct answer.  I really appreciate Kalvin for his knowledge and help.

 

Thanks,

Bobby

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