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Nice upgrade over my HP netbook
This review is from: HP ENVY 4-1050ca (B5T11UAR#ABL) Notebook Intel Core i5 3317U (1.70 GHz) 500 GB HDD 32 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 4000 Shared memory 14" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Pros: Light weight, thinner than my HP netbook and very responsive. The mSATA is great when used as a cache (need to use the Intel software to do this in Windows). CPU supports AES and the turbo core feature is great. Haven't notice it hang once.
Cons: International keyboard, left shift key is short, enter key is shaped differently. Did't quite notice this from the pictures. There is a US model of this available but didn't have 8 GB of RAM. Ordered a US keyboard to replace it.
Other Thoughts: In hindsight I should have went with the US model and just upgraded the RAM. I used the mSATA cache setup for a little bit and it made a noticeable difference in performance when using the stock mechanical drive. Got a 128 GB Samsung SSD as I intended to dual boot Windows and Linux. Windows 7 is running on the 128 GB SSD and Linux Mint is on the 32 GB mSATA. Replacing the mechanical drive also made the palm rest, above the HDD, cooler. Didn't see a way to make the mSATA the first boot device but that is not a big problem when using GRUB or another boot loader.
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