Joined: Sat May 21, 2011 2:03 am
Location: The Lion's Den, New York City, NY
So I have this R61i (7650DHU, 2GB RAM, no Ultrabay); got it in 2008 but I'm pretty sure it was already refurbished when it came my way. I just spent some time cleaning it up, getting it looking nice, fixing a noisy fan and replacing the battery. This all cost me about $50 or so. Then I threw a 250GB hard drive that I had sitting around in there and ditched XP for Ubuntu, and it's really a pretty sweet setup for a spare laptop/media server type thing.
However, it is a tad sluggish when opening programs by modern standards and the keyboard is starting to go. I'm considering spending $50 on 4GB of DDR2 RAM and $50 on a replacement keyboard, but I'd hate to do it if the motherboard or something is going to die within the next year (I'm a poor graduate student, so $100 is a lot of money to me!) If it was really going to last, I might even buy a refurbished 7200RPM hard drive for another $50.
What do you folks think? Is it worth investing more money in, or should I just be thankful it's still going after 4 years? I
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Yeah sure, put a few bucks into the old gal. Fix her up a bit. Don't go running after the newest model
She's been a good, trusty machine for 4 years and can serve you a while more if you take good care of her.
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