old laptop upgrading
My aunt has a hand me down laptop from a friend. When she first got it I reformatted the thing and reinstalled Windows (98SE) for her, and she's enjoyed having it for little things like solitaire. It's pretty old, though. She has no internet on it because there is no ethernet, either wired or wireless. That's one thing I'd like to change.
The model is Sony VAIO PCG-9241. I'm having trouble finding the specs on it, though. So I'm not sure how much upgrading is possible. Also, I've never upgraded a laptop before, so this will be a new challenge for me.
I'd like to upgrade the hard drive since I'm pretty sure the one in there is like 6 or 12gb or something. It would be nice to upgrade the RAM if possible, and she mentioned wanting an RW drive. It's got a DVD-ROM. Can you get notebook optical drives? if so, where?
Her birthday is next month, so I would like to be able to offer my services if my grandparents will pitch in some fundage (which I'm sure they will, since she's the unmarried aunt.) She'd probably just be using it for pretty basic browsing, photo viewing, etc. It'd be nice to get it to a point where it could run XP comfortably.
Any tips or suggestions?