I know this is not the most powerful laptop ever, but it seems to take an inordinately long time to wake from sleep. Any suggestions on how to improve this? Would adding a flash drive for Windows Ready Boost make a difference?
Under Power options I am sure you have sleep mode enabled and in that setting there is also "Hybrid" sleep mode. If "Hybrid sleep mode" is enabled then the system has to write all 4 GB of RAM data to the hard drive and then load it upon resuming windows. disable hybrid mode and I'm sure your problem will go away