My mom has an older hp (HP Compaq nc8430 Review (pics, specs)
) that she bought, I guess 3-4 years ago maybe, not sure TBH. She doesn't use it for any gaming, just office, powerpoint, excel, surfing, and youtube.
With the one she has now, it's slowly dying I'm pretty sure lol. It's incredibly slow with xp, and it sounds like the hdd is dying. The cpu also powers up and heats to around 80c opening office programs. Though it's had a lot of crapware installed on it, last IT company they used (her work) were dolts. Installed panda, then that got all messed up, and they couldn't figure out how to remove it competely. Then they wanted to install norton on everyone's machines, but thankfully she gave them boot before that...
I was thinking since she stores everything on the severs at work, a SSD could solve some problems. Just an OCZ 80gb or something cheap, could speed things up considerably.
But should we bother getting a SSD or just get a whole new laptop? (subsidized so)