Lenovo® IdeaPad S12 Laptop Upgrade
Lenovo IdeaPad S12 is a brand new laptop of Lenovo. It uses NVDIA ion chipset. It includes Intel 1.6GHz atom processor and 1GB of DDR2 RAM. The hard disk size ranges from 160GB to 320GB. Other features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI outputs are also included by Lenovo. The 12.1 inch screen provides more comfort to the user. Upgrades in Lenovo IdeaPad s12 mainly include operating system update. The default OS used in it is Windows XP. So you can upgrade Windows XP to newer versions of Windows like XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista etc. Other important upgrades are application software upgrades, BIOS upgrades etc. BIOS need to be upgraded if you want to install additional device in to the system which is not compatible with the motherboard.
- Application software upgrades
- Memory upgrade
- Things to remember
Application software upgrades
Software upgrade is also important as the operating system upgrade. The application software like Microsoft Office, antiviruses etc could be upgraded. If you are using MS Office 2003 you could upgrade to the newer version MS Office 2007. They add plenty of features in the newer version. It might be more user-friendly to you. So you could be more comfortable with this. Nowadays newer version of antivirus software are available in the market. So you could upgrade to the newer version of the antivirus that you are using. This will improve the performance of your software.
Memory is an important factor while considering the system performance. In order to execute complicated programs simultaneously, system needs more memory to store the programs. So you need to upgrade your primary memory. Memory could be upgraded by adding additional RAM to the RAM slot. If you are moving from one OS to its newer version then it also might require memory upgrade. Because minimum memory required for operating systems varies.
While upgrading, you need to notice a lot of things. First of all you need to know about the specification of your system such as processor speed, size of the main memory hard disk size etc. Various versions of software require different specification. So, always check the compatibility while performing the upgrade. If the hardware installed in your system like RAM, CPU etc are not compatible to the software you want to upgrade you might fail to perform the upgrade.