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Evening chaps, chappettes,


I'm thinking about either upgrading my current laptop or to buy a new one. My current machine is on its last legs. What's putting me off buying a new laptop is that they're bloody expensive and I don't really have the money. "I've got a mortgage to pay!" and excuses like that... Anyway, here's what I've got at the moment: 


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)

Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Memory: 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA


I don't think I can expand the memory any further. 8GB is the max the thing can handle, I remember that when I upgraded the machine from 4GB. My only option I think is replace the hard drive with an SSD. I don't really need 1TB so a 512GB SSD should do the trick.


My question is, would this really be worth it? I don't want to spend a couple of hundred quid on a new hard drive only to find it hasn't really increased the speed of my laptop, meaning that I'll end up spending a fortune on a new one anyway. 


I'm humbly asking for your advice. What do you think?


Yeah, I do know the whole 'Why don't you buy a cheaper Window's laptop instead?' argument. I like my Mac so not gonna happen!

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I have a late 2007 MacBook and it is done as well. Been toying with the idea of upgrading too....

'Borrow is sorrow' and all that, but you could go throw apple finance to make it more affordable, 9% APR or something, could pay it off over a year or 18 months.... £70 a month or so

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Well, this is awkward!

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