My wifes Laptop is definitely getting a bit long in the tooth so I decided to upgrade it a bit. Having already replaced the keyboard, it’s much like replacing both the handle and the brush on a broom. However, the screen is good, the CPU is adequate and the graphics card decent. Would like to include an SSD but in this case the storage is preferred over performance. Always thought the performance was throttled by 32bit Windows Vista.
The shopping list:
- Icy Box IB-273StU3 External case for 2.5 inch SATA HDD to USB 3.0 Host
- 2GB DDR2 RAM MEMORY UPGRADE FOR Dell Studio Hybrid Desktop/PC
- Western Digital 2.5 inch Scorpio Black 750GB 7200rpm SATA 16MB Internal Hard Drive
- Windows 8 Pro, Upgrade Edition [Upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7] (PC)
It probably only buy us another year or two but I’d rather upgrade a decent old laptop than replace with an new crap one.