Lenovo 3000 N100

I just bought a Lenovo 3000 N100 6 month ago. Now it’s time for some review on this piece of hardware.

The hardware specification is as follows:

Model: N100 0768-FFG
CPU: Core 2 Duo T5600 1.83 Ghz
Memory: 1Gb DDR2 PC5300
Hard Drive: 120 GB HDD (Fujitsu) SATA
Screen: 15.4″ WSXGA+ 1680×1050 Glossy
Optical Drive: DVD-RW Matshima
GPU: NVIDIA 7300 Go 128 MB (dedicated)
Network/Wireless: Intel Wireless 3945A/B/G, Realtek 10/100 Ethernet Card, Modem and Bluetooth
Inputs: 84 Key Keyboard with Two Button Touchpad with Scroll Bar
Buttons: Power, Lenovo Care, Power Up and Down, Mute, and WiFi/Bluetooth On/Off Switch.
Ports:

  • Four USB 2.0
  • Four-Pin Firewire
  • 4-in-1 Card Reader
  • Ethernet
  • Modem
  • VGA Out
  • S-Video Out
  • Microphone
  • Headphone
  • Security Lock
  • Power Connector

Integrated Camera (1.3 MegaPixel)
Fingerprint reader
6c Li-Ion

It was delivered with Windows Vista Business Edition. And some other software that makes it run slower than it should. Thus after the 1st month having Vista on it, i decided to downgrade back to Windows XP SP2 Pro. And this is just so fine. Beware before doing this operation make sure that you download any Driver that are needed. Since the set is not delivered with a driver CD. I found all the drivers on the Lenovo website.

Here are some stats and test that i did.

Using CPUz(http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php)

CPU

Cache

SPD

Mainboard

Super Pi Calculation (http://www.overclock.net/downloads/28044-definitive-super-pi-thread.html)

Will be coming soon… let me get some time.

Migration from shared hosting to MediaTemple(mt) Grid-Server(gs)

As from today, wacdesigns.com will be hosted by Media Temple (mt) with the Grid-Server (gs) technology 🙂 so a quick explanation about Media Temple offer.

Featuring…

  • 100 GBs of premium storage
  • 1 TB of short-path bandwidth
  • Host up to 100 individual sites
  • 1000 email accounts
  • 64 MB Ruby/Mongrel container
  • and much more…

The (gs) Grid-Server currently features the following versions of software:

  • PHP 4.4.4
  • PHP 5.1.6
  • Perl v5.8.4
  • Python v2.3.5
  • Apache 2.0.54
  • MySQL 4.1.11
  • PostgreSQL 7.4.7

The grid-server compared to the shared hosting packages provided a better handling of what is commonly known as the “bad neighbor effect“… read more here.

The migration from my old hosting plan on another server to Media Temple was quiet tricky, got issues like character encoding and the tool provided by MySQL for data migration is, how can i say, i bit difficult to handle compared to DTS tool provided by SQL Server… Finally i managed to get my data to the new server manually by generating INSERT Scripts…. 🙁

But now that’s its done i am pretty good, and i can now begin to get some pretty good things going on the blog, since i have much much more webspace and bandwidth 😉