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by shaoyu
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 240266

Re: List of fanless laptops

Finally an interesting candidate that may buck the trend of planned obsolescence: Lenovo X1 tablet is an interestingly fresh modular design with the latest generation of Intel Core M processors. Haven't got a chance to peek at its internals, but at the very least it's fanless, and spec'ed up to 16GB...
by shaoyu
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Looking for a fanless & upgradeable laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 16741

Re: Looking for a fanless & upgradeable laptop

That's about an impossible quest right now ... currently all the Core M system that I know: a) They all have soldered on-board RAM, max up to 8GB now, better than last year's fanless b) None has the user removable battery in the traditional sense, that you can bring spares. Dell Latitude 7130 had it...
by shaoyu
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: durable laptop on a budget?
Replies: 8
Views: 18751

Re: durable laptop on a budget?

No 4K, her use cases are pretty light. The only "heavy" thing that she does is keep far too many tabs open, which meant the 2 GB RAM Atom based machines were out. Her only other requirements were size (13" max) and durability. Her laptops have a rough life even without the toddler, often getting fo...
by shaoyu
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: durable laptop on a budget?
Replies: 8
Views: 18751

Re: durable laptop on a budget?

The Asus Zenbook UX305 looks pretty and reviews well. Decent run times, fanless with Core M CPU and well done thermal management. Downside is the integrated battery. That's a major showstopper, I would just not spend more than $500 on something with sealed battery (I have yet to see a teardown of U...
by shaoyu
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:38 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: What to do with Latitude D610 s? SSDize?
Replies: 11
Views: 20652

Re: What to do with Latitude D610 s? SSDize?

There are SSD upgrades for IDE 2.5" now, for example two Aleratec mSATA adapters on Amazon (9.5mm and 7mm): http://www.amazon.com/Aleratec-mSATA-Speed-Converter-Adapter/dp/B00HZT4CFS/ http://www.amazon.com/Aleratec-mSATA-Speed-Converter-Adapter/dp/B00U6TW37I/ But there are also cheap alternative ada...
by shaoyu
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Convertible Tablet with Intel Core M
Replies: 1
Views: 16117

Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Convertible Tablet with Intel Core M

In my opinion this dell is probably the best convertible fanless Windows tablet out there right now, it deserves its own thread. I have done a review on it here: http://computingearth.blogspot.com/2015/03/review-dell-venue-11-pro-7140.html It can be spec'ed with 8GB (onboard) RAM. I would wish that ...
by shaoyu
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 240266

Re: List of fanless laptops

My review of the Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 (Core M fanless):

http://computingearth.blogspot.com/2015 ... -7140.html
by shaoyu
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 240266

Re: List of fanless laptops

Talking about planned obsolescence, most Core M laptops/convertibles/tablets released since last year are fanless designs, but I am yet to find one that has user removable battery, not to mention one that has both user removable battery and upgradable SODIMM RAM. This frustrating phenomenon of plann...
by shaoyu
Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 240266

Re: List of fanless laptops

Correction: Acer now publishes max supported RAM for E 11 (E3-111) to be 8GB.
Although I doubt many would actually be able to do it given the troublesome access to the SODIMM slot.
by shaoyu
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 240266

Re: List of fanless laptops

Flex 10 has soldered RAM with a max of 4GB configuration. Acer's E 11 is hardly user upgradable and there is no confirmation from anyone that 8GB would work (see my review ). The only fanless I am aware of that reportedly support 8GB RAM are the upcoming Acer B115(P) and HP Pro x2 612 G1. I am yet t...
by shaoyu
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Acer Aspire V 11 and E 11
Replies: 2
Views: 18740

Acer Aspire V 11 and E 11

Aspire V 11 reviewed by liliputing: http://liliputing.com/2014/07/acer-aspire-v11-fanless-touchscreen-laptop-review.html I also put up my own review of Aspire E 11 at: http://computingearth.blogspot.com/2014/07/review-acer-aspire-e-11-laptop.html Those are the Bay Trail fanless laptops/netbooks from...
by shaoyu
Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 240266

Re: List of fanless laptops

How's the balance when it's in laptop form? Is it tippy? It appears reasonably stable to me in laptop mode. Admittedly I don't do touch a lot in laptop mode, but the times that I use touch in laptop mode it works fine without tipping over. So I guess having a second battery in keyboard part helps w...
by shaoyu
Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 240266

Re: List of fanless laptops

That seems nice because it's actually a tablet with a keyboard dock. That means all the heat-generation happens away from the keyboard? (so that keyboard remains room temp at all times?) Yeah, the keyboard part only contains the ports and one of the two batteries of the system. So most heat is gene...
by shaoyu
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 240266

Re: List of fanless laptops

Just got my hands on a HP Pro x2 410 G1. Overall very impressed. A nice upgrade from my laboring Fujitsu p7120. Kudos to HP for making haswell fanless designs.

After so many years fanless design is finally back in business :)
by shaoyu
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How to decrease (set limit on) TDP of Xeon E5-1600/1620
Replies: 2
Views: 2967

Re: How to decrease (set limit on) TDP of Xeon E5-1600/1620

E5-2603 and E5-2609 (80W TDP) might be good choice but I am not sure. They are available at Newegg for $200 and $300. E5-2630L (60W TDP) is a pretty safe bet and I see HP selling it for about $1K. Also Zalman recently released a bracket ZM-OC2011 which might work with the TNN (although not officiall...
by shaoyu
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: x86 with arm like power draw for router/server
Replies: 39
Views: 12600

Re: x86 with arm like power draw for router/server

Intel DN2800MT Marshalltown (probably the closest to the low power requirement)
Jetway NF81-T56N Brazos
I would only pick from these 2 boards as I think starting 2012 msata is a must-have feature for Mini-ITX.
by shaoyu
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List
Replies: 29
Views: 20344

16GB RAM Milestone Achieved with Mini-ITX

Congratulations to ASUS P8H67-I mini-itx motherboard to reach 16GB RAM milestone on itx form factor!
by shaoyu
Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List
Replies: 29
Views: 20344

Re: Dell M6500 4x8GB Configuration Available

It's confirmed that the $2300 8GB DDR3 SODIMM shipping with Dell M6500 since July is indeed the Samsung RAM. And Samsung is mass producing them now. http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20100923006780/en [quote] Samsung Mass Producing 40nm-class 8GB DDR3 Module for Laptops and Mobile Workstations Se...
by shaoyu
Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List
Replies: 29
Views: 20344

Re: Dell M6500 4x8GB Configuration Available

4 SODIMM slots is not becoming the norm for notebooks. Nor will it, because: 1. the need for memory is not rising faster than Moore's law 2. notebooks are not getting bigger Those are just your opinion. Maybe you were living in a cave recently so I took the effort to collect some facts for you: Sep...
by shaoyu
Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List
Replies: 29
Views: 20344

Re: Dell M6500 4x8GB Configuration Available

A funny piece on the release of 32GB ram M6500: http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithcombs/archive/2010/07/21/dellasaurus-gets-meaner-order-precision-m6500-laptop-with-32gb-ram.aspx [quote] Dellasaurus gets meaner – Order a Precision M6500 laptop with 32GB RAM Keith Combs 21 Jul 2010 8:18 AM Dellasauru...
by shaoyu
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List
Replies: 29
Views: 20344

Dell M6500 4x8GB Configuration Available

Apparently Dell started to sell 8GB modules on the M6500 notebook since July. The max configuration is 4x8GB = 32GB. Although when I checked today on Dell website that cost > $9k (over $2k per 8GB module) for the memory alone. This is likely the SODIMM DDR3 type. It's not clear whether this part is ...
by shaoyu
Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: J&W MINIX 890GX-USB3 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 13
Views: 7986

SO-DIMM again... I don't know what the grunt about SO-DIMM is, aren't they more power efficient and similarly priced, with a form factor possibly allowing more than 2 slots on a mini-itx motherboard? If anything I think sata 6gbps vs sata 3gbps is much more important than the difference in ram as m...
by shaoyu
Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: J&W MINIX 890GX-USB3 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 13
Views: 7986

J&W MINIX 890GX-USB3 Mini-ITX Motherboard

Just announced at computex,
http://www.jwele.com/news_detail.php?847
First mini itx with sata3+usb3+ddr3
Well done ^_^
by shaoyu
Wed May 26, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List
Replies: 29
Views: 20344

If you read about Ncomputing, this probably can be done already. The VM part is sort of like your 'head end', but it does need to do some transcoding work. I don't mind having good SSD's either, both SSD and RAM help with virtualization. However since people like to bring this question up over and o...
by shaoyu
Tue May 25, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List
Replies: 29
Views: 20344

Who said you only need one virtual machines? You might want to browse in a Windows VM, write code in a Linux VM, use another Linux disto VM for testing, while keeping a file server VM, a webserver VM and a HTPC VM or whatever you can come up with ^ ~ Plus your family might want to share your machine...
by shaoyu
Tue May 25, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List
Replies: 29
Views: 20344

Nice reference! I'm curious, do you have some kind of exotic application in mind for a mini ITX machine with 16GB of RAM? Didn't you get the memo that "mini-ITX is the new micro-ATX"? ^ ~ I would say, the same kind of applications that people use with their 16GB notebooks, iMacs and even the bigger...
by shaoyu
Mon May 24, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List
Replies: 29
Views: 20344

Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List

AOPEN nMCP7AUt-V was confirmed by user for 2x4GB setup. See
http://www.geocities.jp/hangaya_craft/p ... t_01g.html
by shaoyu
Sun May 23, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List
Replies: 29
Views: 20344

Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List

It was confirmed that J&W MINIX 780G-SP128MB can support 8GB (2x4GB) memory. See http://www.jwele.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1912
by shaoyu
Fri May 21, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List
Replies: 29
Views: 20344

Samsung Is Readying 8GB SODIMM DDR3 Modules

Apparently Samsung is getting close to 8GB SODIMM DDR3 modules. A detailed data sheet for Model# M471B1G73AH0 is on their website:
http://www.samsung.com/global/business/ ... mly_id=690
The production status is in 'customer sample' stage.
by shaoyu
Thu May 20, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List
Replies: 29
Views: 20344

Mini-ITX DRAM Ranking List

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