royvij wrote:5400 RPM drive is a slow dog... Plenty of ram though so I guess overall it's ok.
This is not really true with a drive that large (750Gigs). There are a lot of factors that determine drive read/write performance other than the RPM (platter size, cache, etc). An older 120GB notebook drive at 5400 RPM will be very slow, but most of the newer larger 5400 drives are much faster.
Without knowing the exact model in this laptop we can't really look up benchmarks, but there are 5400rpm drives that actually outperform some 7200 drives.
It's safe to say that the drive in this one (likely a Samsung brand) is faster than what most people think of when they see 5400 RPM and compare it from experience of a drive that speed from the past.