That would be correct sabrex, here a picture of the aforementioned slot:
Also visible in the picture is the Intel Centrino N2230 wireless card.
I google the card's model number which confirmed that the card is a mPCI-E card.
Also visible on the picture is the slot manufacturer, LOTES, as well as what seems to be printed batch numbers (121502). The model numbers for Lotes mPCI-E slots are a totally different format.
Now apart from the slots being physically similar, assuming that the numbers are either batch or model numbers, I believe it is safe to assume both slots are the same, and thus mPCI-E.
Also, mSATA and mPCI-E connectors are physically the same, but electronically different.
The connector [mSATA
] is similar in appearance to a PCI Express Mini Card interface, and is electrically compatible; however, the data signals (TX±/RX± SATA, PETn0 PETp0 PERn0 PERp0 PCI-express) need connection to the SATA host controller instead of the PCI-express host controller.
Despite the mini-PCI Express form factor, a mini-PCI Express slot must have support for the electrical connections an mSATA drive requires. For this reason, only certain notebooks are compatible with mSATA drives. Most compatible systems are based on Intel's Sandy Bridge processor architecture, using the Huron River platform. But for a mSATA/mini-PCI-E connector, the only prerequisite is that there is a switch which makes it either a mSATA or a mini-PCI-E slot and can be implemented on any platform.
Hope this helps explain why I've posted my questions.
@sabrex: Thanks for the information regarding the RAM.