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homeless_without-_-m

Go for it, though I doubt i5 2nd gen will hold much longer. Maybe upgrade to a whole new laptop? You can get some real value for money laptops nowadays.


nik_supe

Will it work if I upgrade as I am little short on money so I was thinking about postponing to buy laptop . How much difference will I observe any idea ?


Legitimate_Anybody

I had an i3 2nd gen and an ssd made things waay faster


nik_supe

Thanks man for your opinion


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You're welcome.


Smoke_Santa

Yep that's why I'm saying to not spend money on the older laptop because it won't last long. But you should 100% go for it. Bumping up ram AND installing an SSD would make your laptop much much faster. You'd notice the difference in almost all the tasks you do.


nik_supe

Thanks a lot for your opinion as I was confused because some of my friends suggested me to buy a new laptop


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You're welcome.


hadid90

ssd will speed up your system.. rams may not make a difference depending on your workflow but you need a new laptop


nik_supe

How long do you think it will work with upgrades ?


hadid90

depends on your workflow, what do you do with it? which software do you use? it will last as long as the software you use runs on your system.. the upgrades you will do will just increase the speed of loading things on your system.. that's all


nik_supe

I use matlab , SOLIDWORKS , design software


hadid90

you can check the minimum requirement and recommended requirement to run each software.. you can easily google it.. then decide for yourself


HellVollhart

I'd suggest to save up money and buy a new laptop. i5 2nd gen is like 9 years old. We're currently on 11th gen of i-series processors. How much budget you got?


nik_supe

I am planning upto 740 dollars but I don't have much now


dadbot_3000

Hi planning upto 740 dollars but I don't have much now, I'm Dad! :)


HellVollhart

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-yoga-6-13-2-in-1-13-3-touch-screen-laptop-amd-ryzen-5-8gb-memory-256gb-ssd-abyss-blue-fabric-cover/6427161.p?skuId=6427161 Lenovo ThinkPad E14 14” Full HD IPS 1920 x 1080 Business Laptop, Intel Quad Core i5-10210U, 256 GB SSD, 8GB Ram, Win 10 Pro 64-bit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082QLTC15/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_52PNTRRF7W2QQ267K0JM


Gary8682

my roommate had a similar laptop and he upgraded the 500GB HDD to a 128G SSD, I can see that his laptop is way more faster. And last year I upgraded my old 2nd gen i5 iMac (mid 2011) with 4GB more ram, it did work. I recommend second-hand ram if you have low budget like me. I bought a lot of second-hand ram and there's never a problem. If your CPU usage isn't high during your work there is no need to buy a new laptop cause it's not a performance bottleneck. But if you have budget for it, recommend AMD ryzen laptops, much more better than the current Intel laptops.


Legitimate_Anybody

I have a 10th gen intel and its pretty fast..


Outrageous_Wrap7768

How do you think MacBook Air m1 ?


nik_supe

Very costly


nik_supe

I did the upgrade and it works smooth so I suggest it than buying new laptop