It has been a while since I updated the blog about the Lenovo experience. To their credit, I was finally able to change the delivery method from “deliver” to “pick-up” on day 2. Though they kept of questioning me on why I want to change the delivery method.
I finally got it on day 3 and began my two modifications:
1. Upgraded to 4GB RAM
2. Changed the hard drive to an Intel X25-M 34nm Flash (Gen 2)
The happy news is that my machine boots in about 15 seconds, and comes back from hibernation in under 9 seconds. Battery life is a staggering 7 hours (with a 9-cell battery). This is finally a useful workhorse. I can spawn Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop all at once in about 15 seconds – something you wouldn’t try to do with a hard disk. Life is good.