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Lenovo S145-15IWL IdeaPad RAM Upgrade (TYPE 81MV)

Lenovo S145-15IWL Laptop (IdeaPad) RAM Upgrade (TYPE 81MV)

Many people who own a Lenovo S145-15IWL IdeaPad laptop are wondering if they can upgrade the amount of memory it has. These laptops come configured with either 4GB or 8GB or RAM. It's no surprise so many people would like a little more RAM to better run their applications.
Is the Lenovo IdeaPad S145 upgradable?The answer is yes you can upgrade the memory, but it depends on your specific model. There are several different models of the IdeaPad S145 type 81MV and they vary in their memory configuration.

The Lenovo 15 inch IdeaPad is versatile and fast at a pretty affordable price. It weights about 4lbs. and has a 15.6" display which I like. It is large enough to work on, yet easy to put in a carry bag. I'll also note the IdeaPad S145 has two USB 3.1 ports but does not have any Type-C connections.
As I noted above, there are several configurations and models of the Lenovo IdeaPad S145.
This article will cover the 1…

Future Trade-Offs Of Remote Work

The future of remote work will hold both benefits and costs to an employee. These need to be explored to ensure a right balance can be found for workers.

Corporations over the past half dozen or more years have been trending toward more open office floor plans. Millennial friendly work spaces that allow for greater collaboration between teams.

Part of the concept was to bring in more team members into a smaller size footprint, in relation to traditional office space areas.  This was a win for the corporation allowing them to either decrease their total space ownership, or more efficiently use that space they already own.

It can also be looked at as a win for employees, although not all employees like the open office concept, giving them a community feel. Letting them buy into the idea of teamwork, collaboration, flex schedules, etc.

Today however, with the onslaught of a global pandemic, has forced corporations to adapt very quickly to remote workforces and flexible work models. While…

IdeaPad Flex 14 Camera Not Working (Solved)

IdeaPad Flex 14 Camera Not Working(Solved)

A lot of us are using webcams more often lately. We're working from home and need to join a video call, or maybe just using Skype with friends. Whatever the case may be, it's no joy when the camera decides it has an issue and won't work properly.

Owner's of the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 laptop who's camera won't work can follow a few steps to resolve their camera issue.
These steps are aimed at the Lenovo Flex 14, but can be used by just about any laptop user as well.
Why is my integrated camera not working? So what is the issue?
Many users with IdeaPad Flex 14 camera issues see this error message:
0xa00f4271<mediacapturefailedevent> (0x80070018) Or perhaps this error code after turning on the camera:
0xA00F4244 (0xC00D36D5) And also the camera does not work in Skype or other applications either. You may or may not be getting these error codes, that's okay.  The issue is the camera is not working o…

Are Lenovo Legion Gaming Computers Good?(with Specs)

I've been a fan of Lenovo laptops for a long time, they've shown to be reliable and have a good build quality.

I wanted to know how the Lenovo Legion line of gaming computers, both laptops and desktops, stacked up in the demanding arena of game play. As I've said, they have a reputation for quality, but can they produce a computer packing enough punch for serious gamers.

Lenovo has studied the gaming market and incorporated what it learned into it's Legion Gaming PCs.
They actually ran a study, asking participants a series of questions to learn the most important needs and wants in a gaming computer.

That's where the Legion Gaming computers come in, Lenovo took what they learned and built the Legion line by drawing on that information.
"Cooler thermals, extended battery life, TrueStrike keyboard upgrades and more immersive displays supercharge play-ability and performance across the latest Lenovo Legion™ lineup" -from Lenovo. So what are gamers looking f…

Data Center and Server Farm Differences (helpful guide)

Data Center and Server Farm Differences

Data management is a crucial element of a business's strategic goals.  How and where data is stored and accessed plays a direct role in a corporation gaining competitive advantage. Many organizations' data storage philosophy have evolved from simple on-site server farms to large scale cloud data center use.

We'll discuss what a server farm is as well as the evolution of data centers. Innovations and advancements in networking have made possible cloud-based solutions. Businesses now have an array of data storage options adaptable to their specific needs.
How Does A Server Farm Work? A server farm is a collection of several computer servers working together. These servers are all installed in racks and connected to network switches.

A server farm is also called a server cluster since the servers combine to act as one powerful distributed server. They are more productive than singular servers because workloads are distributed among them …

Easily Turn Your Laptop Into WiFi Hotspot (5 steps)

You may ask, Can I make my laptop a WiFi hotspot Windows 10? It is possible to easily share your internet connection with your other devices by turning your laptop running Windows 10 into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

The best practice is to connect all your devices to your main Wi-Fi router for internet connectivity. Ideally this would ensure proper security and provide the best possible connection speeds.

There may be some circumstances though that facilitate creating your own hotspot. These being for example, a hotel or airplane that might charge you per device connection. In such a case, having the ability to connect as many devices as you would like by sharing the internet becomes very useful and important.
What is a hotspot anyway? For our purposes, a hotspot is simply a physical device that provides internet access.
A hotspot can be either public or private.  An example of a public hotspot can be demonstrated in a fast food restaurant or library. Many of these establishments offer free inte…

How Do I Add Memory To My Lenovo T470? (easy steps)

Is the amount of memory your Thinkpad T470 has not enough to satisfy your application's voracious appetite?  If so, this article will help you to feed that beast with instructions on upgrading by adding additional memory.

The good news is adding additional memory to your Thinkpad T470 is an easy process for most users. The quick answer is to remove the back cover, insert the new RAM, and re-install the cover.
Continue reading the article for a more detailed step by step set of instructions.
You can do this.
How Many Memory Slots Does A Lenovo T470 Have? The Thinkpad T470 has two memory slots and most configurations contain one 8GB DIMM, leaving one slot open for an additional DIMM.
The information below will help you:
Determine your particular model.Select the memory DIMM you need.How to install that DIMM. Thinkpad T470 Model Types This guide will cover the T470 Type 20HD, which will pertain to most of the one's sold in the United States. That being said, other types or models …

How Do I Use A Laptop As A Monitor For A Xbox One? (2 options)
Introduction It’s great to have your Xbox connected to a large-screen TV, but sometimes it would be nice to have some portability and be able to play in other parts of the house. We’ll talk about the options you have to connect your Xbox to a laptop to maximize that portability.

There are two ways to connect an Xbox to a laptop. The first is the easiest, but requires your laptop to have an HDMI IN port. The second option relies on connecting both devices to your home internet.

Connect Xbox To Laptop’s HDMI IN Port I mentioned this is the easier of the two ways to connect an Xbox One to a laptop. It is also most likely not going to work for most people, sorry to say. That is because by far, the majority of laptops do not have an HDMI IN port. I’m not saying your laptop doesn’t have an HDMI port, I’m saying it is probably an HDMI OUT port.

Check your laptop’s specifications or visit the manufacturer’s support site to find out which type of HDMI port you have.


Does A NVMe SSD Make A Difference? (helpful guide)

It's easy to feel overwhelmed in the world of hard drive technology available today.
If you are looking to upgrade your computer's storage you probably have questions on just what type of drive to purchase.
This guide will explore SSD drive technology and help determine if it is worth getting the latest and greatest in terms of cost and performance.

Does A NVMe SSD Make A Difference?NVMe really does make a difference. NVMe drives are the new standard and are faster than SATA drives. But wait, there's more to know.

Common Storage Types In Computers The most common drives are HardDisks(HDD) and Solid-State Drives(SSD).
HDDs are the older type of drive with spinning platters and moving parts.
SSDs are a newer type of drive with no moving parts and are commonly thought of as similar to USB thumb drives. That is, they are flash memory storage devices, which make them faster than the older HDDs.
What Is An SSD? SSD stands for solid-state drive. It stores data on flash memory an…

What Is The Easiest Laptop For Seniors? (info steps)

To choose a laptop we'll start with a few questions to understand your needs. From there, we can compile a select list to ease the selection process.

Older adults and seniors may face challenges when wanting to use new technology. They might think it will be too difficult, or not realize the benefit that could be gained.
But that shouldn't stop anyone wishing to utilize a new computer or laptop.

In fact, technology adoption among older adults has grown significantly. According to "Today, 67% of seniors use the internet – a 55-percentage-point increase in just under two decades".

Anyone can learn and find enjoyment using the latest technology. This article is intended for those senior citizens who are unsure, but want some clarity, about laptop computers.
How can a laptop help senior citizens? A laptop computer simply helps seniors connect.
Helps them connect to friends and family, connect to email, online banking, and social networking sites. They can…