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by Alejandro Audisio
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Cleaning a new ThinkPad (outer housing)
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: Cleaning a new ThinkPad (outer housing)

Anybody here use the foam type stuff for cleaning the outer housing...??
by Alejandro Audisio
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Cleaning a new ThinkPad (outer housing)
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: Cleaning a new ThinkPad (outer housing)

I have been cleaning Thinkpads, incl. the power cables, for years with 'Goo Gone' with Citrus power. No problems ever. Just use it in your garage or outside, the stuff has a strong, lingering smell. Wow... even on the housing...? The cables I had suspected was going to be OK, but also that outer ho...
by Alejandro Audisio
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Tumi Alpha Briefcase and W520
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Re: Tumi Alpha Briefcase and W520

I can answer my own question..... the W520, even with the 9 cell battery will fit perfectly in the bag, I dont have the largest version.
by Alejandro Audisio
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Cleaning a new ThinkPad (outer housing)
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: Cleaning a new ThinkPad (outer housing)

Also.... the power brick cables have various of these paper labels with electrical ratings on them that I have removed, the stickers leave a messy and sticky residue, any tips of getting that removed from the plastic cable...? I was thinking using something like Goo Gone liquid cleaner (sticker lift...
by Alejandro Audisio
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Cleaning a new ThinkPad (outer housing)
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Cleaning a new ThinkPad (outer housing)

One of the "bad" things about the external material of these machines is that they are prone to fingerprint collection.... also, my brand new machine came with a pretty obvious set of prints from one of the folks that manipulated it before they put the seal on... I thought they were supposed to wear...
by Alejandro Audisio
Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Tumi Alpha Briefcase and W520
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Tumi Alpha Briefcase and W520

Im wondering if anybody here has a W520 and carries it around in a Tumi Alpha bag...? Im not sure if my 15.6 inch will fit in the medium sized bag... do I need to get the large version...?
by Alejandro Audisio
Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: email drama when ordering my W520 from Lenovo
Replies: 18
Views: 3210

Re: email drama when ordering my W520 from Lenovo

In the end, this was a lot faster.... my laptop was not supposed to ship until 4/11 but it was delivered to my Houston Office yesterday..... 8)
by Alejandro Audisio
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: email drama when ordering my W520 from Lenovo
Replies: 18
Views: 3210

Re: email drama when ordering my W520 from Lenovo

Well... I think I have some good news. Lenovo emailed me yesterday to inform me that my quote had been transformed into an order, so Im assuming they have already honored my wire. Yes, this is not exactly light speed, but considering I had budgeted 2 weeks, the fact that they took only from Monday t...
by Alejandro Audisio
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: email drama when ordering my W520 from Lenovo
Replies: 18
Views: 3210

Re: email drama when ordering my W520 from Lenovo

Back on topic... I wired Lenovo the funds this morning. Apparently, the Lenovo Credit Department can take up to 2 weeks to verify and clear the payment... :roll: I will keep you all posted on the progress.... I will probably wait until Wednesday or Thursday of this week before I call these guys and ...
by Alejandro Audisio
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: email drama when ordering my W520 from Lenovo
Replies: 18
Views: 3210

Re: email drama when ordering my W520 from Lenovo

Am I the only one that doesnt dislike the 16:9 ratio displays...???

:wink:
by Alejandro Audisio
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: email drama when ordering my W520 from Lenovo
Replies: 18
Views: 3210

Re: email drama when ordering my W520 from Lenovo

(continuation of above post) I ask them why they cannot honor the payment... they reply that because I generated my order from an email address that is located in another country (Argentina), they consider this as a high-risk of fraud order, and cannot accept a payment by credit card. This despite t...
by Alejandro Audisio
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: email drama when ordering my W520 from Lenovo
Replies: 18
Views: 3210

email drama when ordering my W520 from Lenovo

For those that do not reside in the USA but want to shop for a ThinkPad on the Lenovo USA website, I want to share my experience so that your shopping experience ends up being better than mine. Before I start, let me say that I dont blame Lenovo for this, I understand that security measures are need...
by Alejandro Audisio
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: my new W520 - buying memory, help please
Replies: 9
Views: 3161

Re: my new W520 - buying memory, help please

Alejandro, Yes, you can order 2 kits (4 sticks total) of that RAM and install in your W520. Windows 7 Professional 64 bit will recognize it without issue. That will be a very nice machine, congrats! Steve Thank you Steve... greatly appreciated. If you ever come to Buenos Aires, please let me know.....
by Alejandro Audisio
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: my new W520 - buying memory, help please
Replies: 9
Views: 3161

Re: my new W520 - buying memory, help please

Alejandro, Unless I've missed something, when I clicked on the 'tech specs' at the link you provided, that is 240 pin desktop RAM. I have a w520 from work in my bag and even if that was 204 pin laptop RAM I seriously doubt anything with heat spreaders like that would fit. You might want to consider...
by Alejandro Audisio
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: my new W520 - buying memory, help please
Replies: 9
Views: 3161

Re: my new W520 - buying memory, help please

If your wallet is good with it, sounds good to me. I have a similar W520 but with 16GB (4x4GB) of Kingston 1600MHz RAM. Good luck with it. Are you planning on installing a SSD? Ahem, Samsung 830... Hint, hint! Enjoy. P.S. I really do NOT like the color sensor and wish I had not wasted the money. Mi...
by Alejandro Audisio
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: my new W520 - buying memory, help please
Replies: 9
Views: 3161

Re: my new W520 - buying memory, help please

This is the memory I would be buying.... am I OK with this...?

http://www.corsair.com/memory-by-produc ... 00c10.html

Thanks to all for your patience with my dumb questions.
by Alejandro Audisio
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: my new W520 - buying memory, help please
Replies: 9
Views: 3161

my new W520 - buying memory, help please

OK... so Ive just ordered my new W520, here are the fundamentals of my Configuration: i7-2860QM Win 7 Professional 64 English 4GB RAM (1 DIMM) ------ please see my memory questions below (!!!) 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) NVIDIA Quadro 2000M Graphics with 2GB Color Sensor 500GB 7200rpm Hard Disk WiMax 6250...
by Alejandro Audisio
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Windows 8 consumer preview
Replies: 6
Views: 4742

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

Touchscreen....? Is this an option for all W series machines...????
by Alejandro Audisio
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 & RAID option - some questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3555

W520 & RAID option - some questions

I think I understand what the RAID option on a Thinkpad is, but I want to double check my understanding with the experts here. If I select this option, will I get a small SSD that will work together with my conventional HDD...? If this is the case, what is the size of thie SSD and does the SSD becom...
by Alejandro Audisio
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: My new Machine!
Replies: 20
Views: 4326

Re: My new Machine!

Not doubting the above test results and the conclusion.... but I do have a question. Why would the Intel documentation quoted by the other posted say that the max RAM clock speed is slower than what the above tests show..... ???????????????????????
by Alejandro Audisio
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Should I wait?
Replies: 9
Views: 3495

Re: Should I wait?

So, a purchase right now would fall under the laggards in the above graph, or...? I wonder how much $$$ there is to be saved by waiting a few more months to buy the current CPU series before the new ones are announced.... (due to further discounting of current prices)
by Alejandro Audisio
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 memory configuration questions
Replies: 14
Views: 4659

Re: W520 memory configuration questions

Understood.... I didnt get (until now) that the fastest RAM supported was 1600Mhz.

Thanks !!!
by Alejandro Audisio
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 memory configuration questions
Replies: 14
Views: 4659

Re: W520 memory configuration questions

Thanks.... I guess then the open question remains as to if the CPU and config in question would support 32GB of the 1883 Mhz chips...
by Alejandro Audisio
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Should I wait?
Replies: 9
Views: 3495

Re: Should I wait?

bump in case anybody has some updated insider info... :P 8)
by Alejandro Audisio
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: My new Machine!
Replies: 20
Views: 4326

Re: My new Machine!

arty_harvy wrote:Yes, The W520 supports both 32GB RAM, and also 1866Mhz. But I have yet to see any 8GB DIMMs for a laptop, that clock @ 1866Mhz.
OK, so this means that its most probable that the best I can do (for now) would be to have 4 sticks of 8GB each that clock 1600MHz... would that be correct...?
by Alejandro Audisio
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: My new Machine!
Replies: 20
Views: 4326

Re: My new Machine!

Sorry to bump in here with a few questions... if I configure a W520 with an i7-2860QM Processor (2.50 GHz, 8MB L3), what is the max amount of RAM it will handle...? Also, Im reading here that RAM for this machine can go as fast as 1866Mhz, is it therefore possible to configure this machine with the ...
by Alejandro Audisio
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 memory configuration questions
Replies: 14
Views: 4659

Re: W520 memory configuration questions

Follow up question.... with the configuration Im now looking at, a W520 with an i7-2860QM (2.50 GHz, 8MB L3) seems to offer only DDR3 1333 options for memory (I mean on Lenovos website when you custom configure)... is this because this CPU is not compatible with DDR 1600 chips, or am I getting the R...
by Alejandro Audisio
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad product cycle timeline & estimated new launch dates
Replies: 20
Views: 4351

Re: ThinkPad product cycle timeline & estimated new launch dates

looks like it was a glitch..... gone back now and this I3 option is no longer showing.....
by Alejandro Audisio
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad product cycle timeline & estimated new launch dates
Replies: 20
Views: 4351

Re: ThinkPad product cycle timeline & estimated new launch dates

I was configuring a W series machine... maybe it was a temporary website glitch.... I will go back and try again and report back.
by Alejandro Audisio
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Best Hard Drive HDD Options 750GB/ 640GB/ Momentus XT 500G?
Replies: 15
Views: 2841

Re: Best Hard Drive HDD Options 750GB/ 640GB/ Momentus XT 500G?

You cant get Lenovo custom built machine with a WD750 GB drive, or am I mistaken...?

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