Has anyone had experience with the NS255 (or even the NS235 or NS290) that came out at the very end of last year? I've read some reviews that say the older NS135 and NS190 are average at best, but can't find any reviews on the newer 2xx line. Here are the specs I've found on the NS255:
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 2.00 GHz Processor 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz Bus speed 4096 MB DDR2 (PC2-6400) RAM Max: 4GB 250 GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive 15.4" WXGA (1280 x 800) LCD XBRITE-ECO Display Built-in 1.3 Megapixel Webcamera and Microphone ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430 with up to 2040MB Shared Video Memory DVDĪR/RW Drive with Double Layer Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN 802.11a/b/g/n 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet LAN Built-in Memory Stickģ Standard/Duo PRO with MagicGateô Card Reader Built-in Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot ExpressCard 34 Slot Connections: 4 x USB 2.0, IEEE 1394, Microphone-in, VGA, RJ-11 (Modem), RJ-45 Approximate Unit Dimensions: 14.18" (W) x 1.5" (H) x 10.63" (D) Approximate Unit Weight: 6.4 Pounds
I'm not pleased with the lack of HDMI (my TV does not have VGA input) and Bluetooth but I suppose I could get by with S-video.
I'm set on a 15.4" screen and my needs are Web surfing, video over web, MS Office (lots of Word, Powerpoint, and Excel), light-moderate picture/video editing, light gaming (kids games), Skype, and video chat. I've run the FAQ under a different thread, but just trying to get some thoughts on this model.
I am trying to detemine whether I have an LED WUXGA screen and i got some good info from jet757f in another thread that said that LED screens have 15 brightness steps and that CCFL have only 7 brightness steps.
screen resolution: LED /CCFL: # of brightness settings: panel model:
MINE ARE: screen resolution: 1920 x 1200 LED /CCFL: ? # of brightness settings: 15 panel model: LGD0135
I can't change my laptop brightness neither with F2 and F3 keys nor in the settings. I have already updated all my drivers but still have no response when adjusting brightness. I have an hp pavilion sleekbook 15
I want to disable bluetooth, like how I do it with my dell, in the dell, I just go into control panel => bluetooth devices => bluetooth settings,
and then on the first tab, there's an option to "show system tray icon" and "disable bluetooth adapter".. when the system tray icon is enabled, I can right click on the icon and select "disable bluetooth adapter
P.....8"......1600 x 768 W....10.1"..1366 x 768 X.....11.1"..1366 x 768 Z.....13.1"..1600 x 900..*1920 x 1080 (*hoping someday available in US!) Y.....13.3"..1366 x 768 CW..14".....1366 x 768 E.....15.5"..1366 x 768 NW..15.5"..1366 x 768 F.....16.4"..1600 x 900..1920 x 1080
Couldn't find a comparison chart of this, so I made one just for reference.
I'm set on getting a 1080p display in my next laptop and so far, Sony has the best choices! This is coming from someone who has purchased or influenced the purchase of about 17-18 Dell laptops.
I have been waiting for the Vaio Z to be refreshed with a new and improved graphics card, i was hoping by the summer as other pc makers are doing this. Do you think Sony will use the new ATI 4000 series or the new nvidia series? Will it get refreshed by the summer?
I have a 2 year old xps m1530 WITH the 4 year complete care package. After having a service tech come to my house NUMEROUS times to repair and replace the motherboard fo various problems, Dell has agreed to replace my XPS. Because the XPS m1530 is discontinued they said it would be a comparable model??? Has anyone had a replacement recently, and if so which model did you receive. I am mostly concerned about which video card I will get. I do alot of gaming on my laptop and currently have an Nvidia 8600. Now that Dell is using ATI, which card SHOULD I expect to get?
I really want to buy a black one as I prefer a matte finish and it wouldn't discolor, but I want it new and I cannot find any here in Canada, so I will have to buy a white one. This is going to be my very first mac and to me it's a lot of money... I hope it will be worth it (I'm a little nervous about the switch) .
I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop and it is currently running with the A12 BIOS version.
I notice that there are several newer versions available... A14, A15 & A17
Since the details of the A14 version indicate that it includes an "Intel CPU microcode update", must I FIRST UPGRADE with this A14 version before I THEN upgrade with the latest A17 version, or by simply upgrading directly with the A17 version, will this also include all previous updates, including the Intel CPU microcode update...
I have a ThinkPad x240 that is about 2 months old running Windows 7. Everything has been working great until this morning.¬†¬† I was on vacation and did not use my laptop for a week or so.¬†¬† When I plugged it into my docking station this morning, I noticed that the battery was reading 0% charged and was not charging.¬†¬† ¬† Lenovo Power Management showed that the battery is in good shape Lenovo Power Management showed that there was "no activity" - not charging Lenovo Power Management showed no battery #1 - battery # 2 installed but not charging.
Troublshooting so far Tried charging with external power supply outside of docking station - No Change Removed battery, powered unit up and removed all Battery items in Device Manager Reinstalled battery and powered unitup - No change Removed and reinstalled the Lenovo Power Management and Driver / rebooted - No change
Current state: No Power Management software on the laptop - just using the Microsoft stuff (Still not charging). What else I should be trying / checking?¬†
Acer aspire 5745G, everything was working fine until i tired to update newer bios files, but my laptop restarted and now when i try to turn the laptop on, nothing happens and nothing appears at all, only the power button is flashing, so i googled it a little bit and i found out that i need to download a BIOS files and unzip them to my formated USB, i did that but nothing happens when i try to hold FN button + Esc ......
The trackpoint middle scrolling button doesn't work for some of the newer applications such as ITunes, the newest versions of Picasa, Windows Live Mail, Safari, and Windows Live Writer.
Below is a fix applicable to all Windows OS's. The location of the edited file may vary so look in the Device Manager under trackpoint driver details to find driver locations.
The file must be edited as an administrator in Vista and Windows 7. To do this, at the programs box type in notepad and on the notpad program in the menu right click and select, "Run as Administrator."
In Win7 x64 it is located at: (edit with Notepad run as Administrator).
c:Program FilesLenovoTrackpoint p4table.dat
; Google Picasa *,*,picasa3.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,0,9
; Windows Live Mail *,*,wlmail.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,0,9
; Windows Live Writer *,*,WindowsLiveWriter.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,0,9
I'm wondering if I am the only one, but I had 2 SXPS16, an original and a replacement,
both were shipped with A08 bios, both seemed pretty hot to the touch like everyone talked about (still not unbearable, just a little uncomfortable) but this new one that was shipped with A10 bios seems way more manageable,
so manageable i don't even think about heat anymore, in fact it has been on my lap for the past hour and a half and no more hot than my 3 year old toshiba
you've probably heard it told to you time and time and time again, that there is no way to upgrade a dedicated GPU on a notebook.
But as an Acer owner, you may very well be among the lucky few who CAN upgrade their GPU, since Acer has used the MXM standard on its notebooks for quite some time now.
(For a primer on what MXM is, go have a look at the best resource online for MXM.)
But if your system came with any Intel GMA, it cannot be upgraded. NO EXCEPTIONS.
This topic will list which notebooks are CONFIRMED to be MXM-capable, as well as what slot they have, and what cards they were originally sold with (consider those safe upgrades). Any successful new-card upgrades will be linked to alongside the model.
A later post will document all the MXM cards that Acer has issued - although it's possible to use cards from other vendors, it's safest and more likely to be compatible if you stick with an Acer issue.............................
my laptop is an Acer I assumed I could just drop the question here. So, I got an Extensa 4630-4922 and it comes with -sigh- Vista. You all know how problematic is Vista, and just the UAC ticks me off to the point of smashing the laptop on the floor. After thinking about it for a while I made up my mind and decided to downgrade to XP. Now, the thing is that I have no idea how to do it. I downloaded a copy of XP off the internet and I don't know what to do with it, and most importantly I don't know where to get the necessary drivers to make XP function. So, I just want to know if there is any guide, preferably a step-by-step one, that can guide me through the installation and set-up of XP on my laptop?
I just tried out the Windows 7 beta on my SR 220J/B and everything seems to work great except for the Fn+F5/F6 brightness controls.
Win7 seemed to work well out of the box, and I've installed the Alps and Synaptics drivers, along with the Upek fingerprint software (btw, I can't log in to Windows using my fingerprint, even though the log-in screen has the fingerprint icon...). I also installed "Vaio Event Service 2 (188.8.131.5290) -- All OS" from the Drivers & Software post, and the volume/mute Fn key controls work, but not the brightness.
I have upgraded to W7 pro, ran the companion DVD and everything is good except the FN brightness key (also changing brightness in W7 itself) they don't work.
I have been to the sonystyle.ca website and down loaded apparently the correct utility settings driver 5.0.0.07280 for W7 Pro 32-bit (at least it says on the website its compatable) and when I try to run it, it says it's for Vista only.