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4.0 out of 5 stars Sony Vaio W11S1E Mini Notebook, 9 Nov 2009
This review is from: Sony VAIO W11S1E Mini Notebook - Atom N280 1.66GHz 1Gb 160Gb 10.1 inch WXGA Windows XP Home (White) (Electronics)
Got this mini notebook and have been using it since. works very well and is light and easy to carry. Keyboard easy to use as well. Battery life only about 3 hours but that is all it supposed to last. I increased the memory size as was only 1Gb.
Would recommend this to anybody looking for a lightweight netbook.
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Initial post: 10 Nov 2009 11:02:21 GMT
Anonymous says:
Hi David
Was it easy enough to increase the memory to 2GB ? I have been reading elsewhere on the internet suggesting it wasn't possible to upgrade the RAM?
Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2009 13:02:25 GMT
C. T. Ale says:
It is not possible to increase the ram memory on this notebook. I have opened the upgrade compartment and it only revealed the hard disk drive. The memory cannot be accessed. I assume it is welded on the main board. I did not have the curiosity to open the notebook completely because I was afraid to damage the plastic clips.

However, the notebook behaves brilliantly with only 1Gb of memory.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2010 21:14:01 GMT
No8 says:
According to www.crucial.com, the RAM can be expanded to 2GB: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?model=VAIO%20VPC-W11S1E

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2010 07:06:31 GMT
C. T. Ale says:
And I am telling you that I opened all possible compartments with visible screws and there is no memory slot available. In order to open the case completely, you lose the warranty. Anyway, I have doubts that an available memory slot will be so hard to reach. My belief is that there is no upgrade possibility except of the hard disc drive. I've already replaced it with a new 320Gb unit.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2010 01:10:02 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Mar 2010 01:13:41 GMT
Having upgraded the RAM myself I can tell you that it is possible and very easy to do. You have to undo 3 screws; two behind the battery and one inside the HDD compartment. The keyboard then pops out and its behind that. Took me 5 mins 6 screws in total (3 to get into HDD compartment).
Don't tell people you can't upgrade the memory when you obviously don't know the answer yourself. And by the way 2GB RAM - significant improvement!
Oh - And this does NOT void the warranty.
How to Guide - http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/Sony-Vaio-W-netbook.htm

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2010 15:10:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Apr 2010 15:11:04 BDT
C. T. Ale says:
You forgot to mention one little thing: you have to remove the keyboard to have access to the memory from above. Indeed, you can upgrade the memory but it is not easy.
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