Not everyone wants to know how to rip apart a computer to install an internal Bluetooth dongle or perform other minor surgery. Sometimes all you need to know is how to upgrade the RAM or hard drive. And Laptop Magazine’s got instructions on how to do that with the recently released Lenovo IdeaPad S10.
Lenovo included a convenient access panel on the back of the laptop, so all you need to do is remove a few screws to pop out your hard drive or RAM and slap in a bigger, better model. But if you want more specific instructions, check out these two tutorials from Laptop Magazine:
Oh, and if that’s not enough for you, those crazy Laptop kids decided that while the access panel was open, they might as well throw an Intel X25-M solid state disk in there to see how the computer performs. Not surprisingly, if you replace the hard drive from a $450 computer with a $650, state of the art solid state disk, you get a performance boost. The battery lasted longer, the read and write speeds were faster, and Windows booted up more than 10 seconds faster. But for $650, it’s still totally not worth upgrading unless you’ve got a lot of money burning a hole in your pocket.