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    There are 2 memory slots in the VAIO GRX670 or 690. The specs say 2 GIG however in my old laptop you could put more in and the computer ran flawlessly. Has anyone tried to put a 1 gig memory chip in one slot and leave a 256 or 512 MB chip in the other slot? Or has anyone tried to put two 1 GIG chips in both the slots to achieve 2 GIGS memory? Thanks
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    Hi there, I was wondering whether anyone has a Sony C1-series PictureBook with an internal microphone, and wouldn't mind sending me a short sample voice recording made with the internal microphone. I'm thinking about buying one of those machines, but would want to use the microphone for voice recording and would love to hear what it sounds like before purchasing! Many thanks, --Sam Lipoff ( XXXX@XXXXX.COM )

Toshiba Laptops & USB 3

Postby M. N. DOLAN » Sat, 12 Jun 2010 04:30:57 GMT

Love those Toshiba Qosmio {*filter*} laptops, but anyone have an idea of when 
USB 3 will be incorporated into these units? 



Re: Toshiba Laptops & USB 3

Postby Roy » Mon, 21 Jun 2010 04:39:06 GMT



It would be ages before that happens.....

Re: Toshiba Laptops & USB 3

Postby M. N. DOLAN » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 07:53:18 GMT

Maybe not-- I noticed that BEST BUY has the X505-Q880 on sale last week for 
1499.00 -- that's about 400.00 off the list price and it was only available 
from Best Buy online. This could be an indication that there is something 
lurking on the horizon.








It would be ages before that happens..... 



Re: Toshiba Laptops & USB 3

Postby Roy » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:24:08 GMT







Yes X505-880 is lovely but its just fitted with three USB 2.0 and no
USB 3.0.

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