Firstly sorry if this question has already been answered somewhere in this forum but I have not found it even after searching here and via google. I hope you can provide me with some help.
The problem that I'm having is a strange "slowness" when opening any program (ms office, adobe, chrome, etc). Sometimes I will get lag and freezes when browsing less than 5 chrome tabs. I have updated all my drivers and bios and everything else that I can update.
My specs are as follow: i5-2520M, 8gb ram, 128gb msata and 256gb M4 ssd, IPS screen, win 7 64 bit.
I have done some testing - benchmarks and just opening the same programs at the same time from a cold start to see which one opens first - to my previous T410s (i5-520M, 4gb ram, 128gb toshiba ssd, Intel GMA graphics) and late 2011 11" macbook air (128gb model) running bootcamp with Win7 installed.
Benchmark tests indicates that my X220 is much better than both the T410s and 11" MBA (numbers we over 40% better but I cannot remember exact figures).
However, when testing of opening programs and general usage, the X220 is much slower, freezes and lags on very basic stuff like browsing on chrome. I'm at a lost as to what's wrong because spec wise and benchmark wise the X220 is superior. I have changed all settings to maximum performance and did all my testing with the power plugged in.
I've never had any BSOD or problems with it except this nagging slowness and lags so I'm not sure if it's a hardware problem or not.
Software wise, I've tried re-installing win7 on it to test against the T410s (loads of program and os installed almost 2 years) but it still is almost 50% slower than the T410s at opening MS office programs like word and excel.
I'm at a total lost of what to do. Please help.