OK, I came into obtaining a fairly new (almost unused) Iconia 6120 from a friend of mine. Yes, I know it is a 1st generation i5 CPU and limited to 8G max memory, and I know there are no other spec. variations of this product/model from Acer other than what I just mentioned. However, I have searched various blogs for info on this subject. I am interested in upgrading this laptop, ...primarily its processing capabilities, such as the CPU and its memory. It would seem the easiest upgrade is replacing the hard drive with an SSD drive, which several vendors online seem to have compatible for this laptop.
In my line of work (and play) as a live musician, as well as having some small but powerful recording/processing equipment & software (Presonus Studio One 3 Professional DAW, Presonus model 192 Audio Interface). The huge feature for myself would be the dual touch-screens with the bottom screen becoming a touchscreen mixer (controlling the bottom half of my DAW software).
So far, I have only found that the "possibly-compatible" CPUs to potentially upgrade to (from the original 1st gen Intel Core Mobile i5) are the similiar 1st gen. Core Mobile i7-640M or the Core Mobile-Extreme 940XM. Has anyone on this blog thread actually successfully replaced the CPU in the Iconia 6120 with one of these CPUs with successful results, and does it require tweaking a setting in an "unlocked" bios? Please reply and let me (and everyone else here) know.
More importantly, I would like to expand the memory from its maximum (8G) to 16G, which I believe will require an "unlocked" bios. Again I ask, has anyone on this blog thread actually successfully been able to upgrade their memory in this laptop (say, ...to 16G) with successful results by using/tweaking the "unlocked BIOS" presented at the top of this blog thread? Again, I humbly ask....please reply and let me (and everyone else here) know. Thanks again in advance.