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Should I Install an SSD in My Cheap Laptop?

Hello. I have an Acer Aspire One (11.6") Netbook, Model 722-0828, that I got on sale at Costco for $249, mainly for its light weight (about 3 pounds). It's processor is an AMD C-60 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 1.00 GHz, it has 4 GB of RAM and it's OS is Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. So far it's been dependable, but very slow. I have a fair share of optional programs installed such as Vipre Antivirus, Google Earth, Open Office Org, Nero 8, Microsoft Streets & Trips, etc., but not (I don't think, anyway) an overwhelming amount of junk or bloatware. I read somewhere that a guy installed an SSD drive in his Acer Aspire One and it sped up the operations a lot. I am wondering if this is a wise choice for me. I went to website and found the compatible SSD which would cost about $137 with a data transfer kit for a 128 GB. I currently am using about 95 GB total and don't foresee putting much more on it, so a 128GB SSD should (barely) be sufficient. I am wondering if anyone else has installed an SSD on a fairly "cheap" laptop and if so, what results have your experienced. Thanks for any info.

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I'm going with no.

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With 4GB RAM it's caching the HDD already very well so it is very doubtful that you'll get any meaningful boost.

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Thanks--that's all I needed to hear. I'll put the $$ toward a new, fast, light, supercomputer that will probably come out soon (lol)......

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The only real speed boost you'll

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notice is at boot up.

Thats a good price though for the Kit. I got a 128 GB Kingston with a kit for 139 a year ago.

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