To boot the 64bit Edition you need to adjust SATA Native mode = Disabled, in order to boot the LiveCD. After basic installation, I set SATA Native mode = Enabled.
Migrating settings onto the machine worked as described for the HP 8510p.
- Copying Thunderbird settings worked fine (with the exception of Lightning, which requires a 64bit version). A special treatment require the additional phone books
- Migrating keyrings is as simple as to copying the gnupg directory
- Transfering Firefox settings worked by copying the user profile to the target machine
Some things I did not get to work yet:
- SD cards are not recognized (they are in my old nx8220)
- Sleep mode sometimes does not resume. The fans work their maximum, but the screen remains black. This happens every 5th or so sleep and you have to reboot the machine.
- Screen resolution of 1900x1200 was recognized and the screen adjusted correctly
- Touchpad and the little blue nub in the middle of the keyboard work fine
- Even though the screen resolution is larger than that of the 8510p, over all the 8510w feels faster and snappier than the 8510p.
Other than that, its a pretty machine.