Thinkpad Edge AMD impressions

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  1. highlandsun

    highlandsun Notebook Evangelist

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    Glad I found this thread, just got an Edge yesterday for my fiancee. Got the latest realtek driver to get wifi working, patched the DSDT and rebuilt the kernel to get cool'n'quiet working, tweaked the modprobe conf to get the mic working. Seems like we're all set now. (Haven't looked for bluetooth either, don't need it.)
     
  2. Santino12

    Santino12 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Do any of you have the SU7300 processor? I'm about to spring for one after researching the ASUS UL series to oblivion. It just seems that the Edge has better build quality with an outstanding keyboard. I also like the Trackpoint feature.

    Additionally, any feedback on the touchpad? I've read some feedback that it can be jumpy and finicky. Thank you.
     
  3. Mandrake

    Mandrake Notebook Nobel Laureate NBR Reviewer

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    :eek:

    Give back your "Thinkpad Elite Membership" card!

    blasphemy!!
     
  4. abcxyz

    abcxyz Notebook Enthusiast

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    What is the maximum RAM you can install in the Edge 13? If I get the Edge with the 3GB, what are the RAM configuration? Does it come with 2Gb RAM built in and 1Gb ram module? Or does it come with 1Gb Ram built in and a 2Gb module? I want to be able to upgrade it to 4Gb later on.

    Thanks..
     
  5. Santino12

    Santino12 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just bought a 3GB model w/ the SU7300 processor. It has Windows 7 32-bit, so you cannot upgrade it to 4GB. My hope is that 3GB will suffice for my needs as I don't game,etc...
     
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    abcxyz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    Can you tell me if the hinges are made of metal like the Thinkpads or are they made of plastic?

    Thanks..
     
  7. TheRandomGuy

    TheRandomGuy Notebook Consultant

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    hey thanks for the review! could you please tell me how windows 7 runs on this machine?
     
  8. Santino12

    Santino12 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just received my Edge 13 with the SU7300 processor. Coming from a 4.5-year-old Dell Inspiron 6000, this thing flies. Windows 7 runs smooth. I love it so far!
     
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    They're still metal, but coloured and textured to look the same as the silver plastic side-frames.
     
  10. dsego

    dsego Newbie

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    I see they have a new version. Does it fix the heating issues? Can anyone tell me how I can update my machine?

    (btw. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04)
     
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