We all had Dell laptops 3 * Studios and 1 Vostro (for me) All are core2Duo.
First one died
second one will not charge due to broken charge port
third one fell apart... hinge broke, plastic and key tops falling off etc. but still working.
Mine is also suffering a loose charging port
I was given a number of faulty laptops, one of which is a Durabook 15s so, to all intents and purposes the same spec as those above
The plan is to get it upgraded to 4GB ram, fit wireless N and fit an ssd running Win 7.
The question is: Where to draw the line on quality of ssd ??
I suspect it will mostly only do email and flappy birds type games, facebook, office etc etc.
I just want a pleasurable experience with fast starting etc. but I also need to think about re-use once this machine is finally retired
Edit: M500 is on my list... any other thoughts?