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Thinkpad X100

2010-01-22, 14:41 PM

I am about to buy this model and wonder if I should upgrade to 2GB and 250GB right away upon ordering? This would not be used for business so much as travel, home stuff, etc. Thanks!

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Re: Thinkpad X100

2010-01-22, 17:40 PM

I would solidly recommend 2GB of RAM.  It's hard to go wrong with that. 2GB vs 1GB of RAM is a noticeable performance boost. 3GB is even better, but going from 1GB to 2GB will give the most noticeable boost.

 

As for the hard drive, that would be more a personal choice.  The drives are the same speed, so there isn't any performance boost/loss.  Depends on what you plan to do with it and how you much plan to install.

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01-31-2010

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Re: Thinkpad X100

2010-01-31, 18:34 PM

excellent question.

250GB upgrade is inexpensive enough, but most users I understand only use 50GB. If you can afford it, there is something to be said for 250GB as an insurance policy against future needs, in fact you can go even higher, if that is an option.

it depends upon your budget, if any.

it would be interesting to buy this unit with only 1 GB, and then to upgrade later, just to see how much difference it really makes. 

my guess is that for most people the best cost/benefit configuration for most uses is the base configuration of 1 GB and 160 GB disk drive, just like the base auto is often the most practical configuration for consumers, but not the most profitable for the dealer or the auto company.

RAM is easy enough to add later, increasing the size of the hard disk would require replacing the original hard disk, etc.

so you may wish to go with the larger hard disk now, and keep the additional RAM as an option after you make the original purchase.

So far I have heard of no performance issues the the 1 GIG RAM.

Duel core version is coming out in a matter of weeks, which may be worth waiting for.

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Re: Thinkpad X100

2010-01-31, 22:01 PM

Thinkpad X100e looks like a fascinating computer with the dual core processor and 2 Gigs of RAM, if Lenovo would offer this set up at a price competitive with other manufacturers, as soon as possible, so as not to lose sales to the competition unnecessarily. The dual core processors are now available from other manufacturers.

I really like the Thinkpad x100e, but I think that I may wait until Lenovo brings out an offering with the dual core processor - hopefully it will not be too long - lest the competition will eat their lunch on this otherwise very nice computer.

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Re: Thinkpad X100

2010-02-07, 1:06 AM

I'm waiting for the Athlon II option myself.

 

2 GB Ram I would consider required, and I will put in a SSD, even if only a 40 GB one. A platter drive is going to kill performance.

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