About a year an a half ago I bought an ex-demo Toshiba Satellite A660 - the model with a 120Hz Nvida 3D display. I was kind of happy with the performance, but of course it was nothing compared to the desktop PC's that I have built over the year, and I also have always referenced them as "Craptops", assuming they would always be underpowered paper weights. The main use of the machine was to plug into the TV as a media player, that was until we got a new TV with a USB input that could play most media files. The "Craptop" was banished to the computer graveyard (cupboard) Recently I pulled the laptop out to load the consumer preview of windows 8. I found a couple of cheap after market batteries on ebay (the original one lasted about 15 minutes) After getting fed up with Windows 8 (it just seems that they are good innovators, but they suck at following trends) I decided to try my hand at fitting an SSD and more RAM into it. So off to PCCASEGEAR, picked up a 120gb OCZ Agility 3 and 2X4g Corsair 1333 DDR3 sticks of RAM. First off I powered down, battery out, fitted the new RAM, power in, boot up, gets to Windows splash screen and crash. DAMN! Power chord out, flip over, RAM cover open, and I hadn't put one of the sticks in all the way DOH!, so put it in properly, cover on, flip over, boot up... GREAT SUCCESS! Of course I was rushing it all, because my better half was in for a doctors for a check up, and I didn't want her to know about my purchase So, next step, old hard drive out, new SSD in, flip over, and copy of Win 7 x64 in the DVD drive, load up - time to select drive, format the SSD and then Windows tells me I can't use the drive because of a format issue. So a multitude of f@#ing around, trawling forums, and then miraculously it decides the format is good to go. Go figure. Standard procedure - load windows, get just the bare essential Toshiba drivers/programs installed... And now from pressing the power button to being in windows, there is a minuscule wait of 23 seconds - shaving off about half of the boot time! So short story long, I now have a super fast paper weight!