The "freezing" problem has nothing to do with your browser. I just bought two identical 1012's. One has the "freezing" problem, the other does not. I swapped the hard drives, and the problem followed the hard drive. Running the Diagnostics from F12 on bootup shows everything passed. Dell's India support are not only difficult to understand, but completely unhelpful. I was transferred among 4 different people, over a 1hr45min call, and finally hung up when they left me on hold for 20 min and never returned. I considered that Windows7 Starter could have some corruption, even though I never got any error messages or blue screens, and used the Anytime Upgrade on both machines to update to 7 Pro. On the machine with no problems, it took about 30-40 min. On the machine with problems, I stopped the "upgrading" after it sat there for 2 days. As soon as I popped the drive into the other machine, the upgrade completed. Still, it freezes randomly. I may just wipe the drive and try to copy the image from the good machine to the bad one. It has to either be something physical with the HDD, or something software in Windows, but I am stumped at this point. If I get conclusive evidence, I will repost here.