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Can I upgrade my laptop?

by haijal / March 4, 2013 4:51 AM PST

I have been using a eMachines laptop for the past, I don't know, like three or four years. I bought it back then for cheap of course and it has been a great laptop actually. I have changed the OS on this machine many times, from Windows Vista to Windows 7, then to Unbunto(spelling) back to Windows 7, to Backtrack 5 R3 and back again.

Anyway, I have heard that you can't upgrade or change anything on a laptop other than maybe the RAM. Which I need to do anyway. I ask because I want to get a nice computer, but buying a brand new computer is out of my budget (I am a college student with a min, wage job) . So I thought changing the hardware and buying a piece at a time would be better. I want to upgrade the RAM for sure, but upgrading the processor and Video Card would be awesome, which means I would probably need to change the mother board as well. I also need to change the USB ports because both of mine have stopped working. I know this computer has been through the ringer, I am just trying to find a solution to my problem.

I am getting into programming desktop applications and will soon start developing iOS and Android applications so I need something that I know can handle it well. I used to play League of Legends for hours on this computer (with all the visuals turned all the way down) that is about the only game that I could play on this machine, and a while back I played WoW that is about as far as this machine would go. I just wanted to give you something to measure how my this machine is.

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Could not find the model number.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 4, 2013 4:59 AM PST

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The best thing to do
by orlbuckeye / March 4, 2013 10:44 PM PST

is to buy a new system. 99.9% of laptops won't allow mob upgrades let alone processor and graphics card upgrades. Plus it would be way cheaper to buy a new one.

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