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    Default Update an old Laptop ?

    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?
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    Default Re: Update an old Laptop ?

    I still didn't get an ssd but just a bigger HDD for now.

    I wonder.... Am I the only one that actually likes Chunky laptops and netbooks? It is kinda the same thing with phones.

    Thin and light seems to me to be a crap idea if it means that the kit in question is not exactly durable. It is not a stellar performer but this Durabook is great.... it feels tough, it is not so plasticky just altogether solid.

    Samsung galaxy s3 = thin and light too..... and prone to screen breakage etc. so I have ordered an armorbox.... Fat and chunky and waterproof but most of all....droppable.
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    Default Re: Update an old Laptop ?

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    I still didn't get an ssd but just a bigger HDD for now.

    I wonder.... Am I the only one that actually likes Chunky laptops and netbooks? It is kinda the same thing with phones.

    Thin and light seems to me to be a crap idea if it means that the kit in question is not exactly durable. It is not a stellar performer but this Durabook is great.... it feels tough, it is not so plasticky just altogether solid.

    Samsung galaxy s3 = thin and light too..... and prone to screen breakage etc. so I have ordered an armorbox.... Fat and chunky and waterproof but most of all....droppable.

    Im still hanging on to my aging chunky Toshiba laptop. I had an SSD in it for a bit but it was only a 128Gb and my photos will eat that up in a few weeks lol So I reverted back to a platter drive. 750gb. I am thinking about using my 1Tb hybrid drive in it. Drive space and speed. But I dont really feel like doing it. haha Being lazy again. I could just use acronis and image my current drive to the hybrid drive.

    And yes you are the only one that likes chunky laptops and phones. lol I am only using this thing because I dont want to spend money on a new one. Im cheap! I love thin and light when it comes to phones. I also like bigger the better! 5" 5"5 and 5.7" are perfect for me!!
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    Default Re: Update an old Laptop ?

    Ftw
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    Default Re: Update an old Laptop ?

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    Ftw

    lol No way bro!
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