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Old Notebook, Upgrade or not?

My girlfriend has a Sony Vaio VGN-C2S/P notebook from 2007 and it is getting old and slow. So her question was, upgrade or buy a new one? Well, the Vaio was build with 4 years old tech, a Intel Core 2 Duo 1,6 GHz Dual core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 80 GB hard disk and only 2 USB ports. You can get a notebook like hers for €300 these days, but for a true performance enhancement, one would at least need an Core i3-2 or i5-2 processor with 4 GB RAM and 500GB hard disk, meaning at least €500. That’s not very cost-effective considering her old notebook still works perfectly, so I decided to upgrade it instead. Like with her Samsung Galaxy S, the only condition is that no changes should be visible.
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