Always Wanting the Latest Fastest Lenovo ThinkPad. Info on W520 Follows

It seems that at the following location, you can see all the latest specs (no prices) on the upcoming Lenovo W520 ThinkPad. http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/tabook.pdf It seems that some industrious mail order catalog’s have listed the prices (notable, one of my favorites, ProVantage) so that gives me something to compare.  I’m not sure I’ll get one right away, because they are pretty expensive and of course  want the top of the line, but we will see what happens when they are actually released. So, Here are some interesting things I’ve gleaned so far.   Graphics   4284-24U i7-2720QM 4GBx1 15.6" FHD 2000M 720p 500G 7200 Intel 6300 $2728.97 4284-4CU i7-2720QM 4GBx1 … Continue Reading

Using RSYNC to Replicate Synology NAS DS710+ to Windows 7 Hard Drive

Learn how to use a local backup drive on your windows 7 system to replicate the data on any or all of your directories on your Synology NAS (Network Hard Drive Device) DS710+.  This post will show how using DeltaCopy, you can have all the data on your NAS backed up continually to a local hard drive on your windows system.  Backups are all about redundancy, and this is just another redundant copy of your data should the worst happen. … Continue Reading

Really Cool Feature in Windows 7 RC (Multi-Monitor Support)

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I’ve finally moved my Lenovo W500 over to Windows 7 RC.  What motivated me was my wireless networking was getting really really unstable.  Sometimes it would connect, other times it would not, and it never seemed to want to work at starbucks anymore. So, here I am, and so far, vary happy.  I did try the Windows 7 beta and had some weirdness with Visual Studio 2008, but so far, everything has been perfect.  I do know the Microsoft folks have advertised that it contains better multi-monitor support.  I don’t know exactly what that means, but I have two monitors running off my Lenovo.  One is 2560x1600 and the other is 1600x1200.  One hassle I always had was moving a windows that was too big for the small … Continue Reading

SSD (Solid State Drives) Seemed Too Good To Pass Up

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Some Background I recently notice on Amazon a discussion thread of about 15 people saying how absolutely wonderful SSDs are and how the brought new life to their notebook computers.  Every one of them raved about the magic this brought into their lives. Well, after checking out the prices and performance, it seems that right now there are two classes of these drives.  It seems there is a first generation drive that performs in the area of 15/40Mbs/sec and ones that perform in the 100/170Mbs/sec.  To put this in perspective, when people refer to SATA/150 or SATA/300, the 150 and 300 are the Mbs/sec.  With Vista resource manager, you can actually see for yourself how man Mbs/sec you are actually getting.  Below is a … Continue Reading

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