Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Review

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Thinkpad Yoga (Tent Mode)

I received the new Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga last week, and after spending the entire week using it as my main machine, I’m ready to let you know how it went. In the review, I use T420/T430 generically to denote references to previous generations also including X and W series. The ThinkPad Yoga is the 12.5″ business-class… Read more »

Fixing an SSD Freezing on Windows 7

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I recently installed a new Intel 520 series SSD in my Thinkpad W520. I didn’t notice any issues for the first few weeks until I started running 2 virtual machines at once. There was a stuttering (or freezing) every 60-90 seconds for about 10 seconds. Taking a look at Perfmon, I found the Disk Queue… Read more »

How do you solve simple computer issues?

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How do you solve simple computer issues? Hopefully not like I do. Do you start with the simplest solution first? Or do you start with the most likely solution? Suppose you return to your computer, open up Google and nothing displays. What do you do first? Do you: Check the router for status indicators and… Read more »

Intel releases SSD firmware and SSD Toolbox (Trim) for Windows 7

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Intel has released the long-awaited trim feature for its newer 34nm SSDs (Intel X25-M and X18-M G2). For those of you with the older G1 series, there is no trim feature available. Trim is enabled by installing the firmware update from Intel to bring all G2 SSDs to the 02HA firmware. http://www.intel.com/go/ssdfirmware. When updating, remember to take… Read more »