I currently have a Lenovo Thinkpad x120e. I bought this netbook because it's ultraportable, cheap, all those reasons why people prefer netbooks over full-size laptops. It's been working like a dream since I upgraded to 4gb of RAM, but now I've noticed that it's waking up from hibernate slowly. Like, 100% CPU utilization for a few minutes after waking up. I've disabled most of my unnecessary startup processes with little impact. I did also note that HD Tune Pro shows average read speeds about 20mb/s slower than any of my desktop drives which I assume is normal. So here's my question:
In my desktop I have a Seagate Momentus XT 500gb used as a secondary drive. Would it be more worth it to take that drive out and put it in my netbook and get a standard HDD for my desktop, or just spring the extra $100 and get a 240gb SSD? Bear in mind I'm a broke college student, but this is an upgrade that needs to be done.
Granted, I know a netbook will be, on average, slower than a full-size, but I'd like to speed it up a little bit, especially if I'm just whipping it out to take notes in class.