- Intel Core i3 1st Gen 330M (2.13 GHz)
- 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
- 1366 x 768
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- BD Combo
Great laptop, Luck of the draw 06/27/2010
Solid performer for the price, very light, amazingly bright screen.
Laptop was faulty out of the box with either a bad HDD controller or mobo. Windows would consistently lock up, read/write errors plagued the Event Viewer. After multiple OS reinstalls, updating the laptop's BIOS, and verifying that the HDD itself was good (WDDiags tool, HDD hot-plugged into my work machine). As an experienced technician, I ruled out the obvious by reinstalling/updating/reseating everything possible and can only conclude that it was having mobo/controller issues.
Luck of the draw on defective parts? Maybe. Otherwise, the laptop was completely great design-wise and feature-wise.
I am a computer technician, and these are the experiences I dealt with when a customer brought this model laptop in for repair.
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