I deliberately bought an easily upgradeable laptop, so that I could improve it as I got the money. (It's always been a bit slow, esp. compared to my desktop). I know have enough money to upgrade one part of it. It's used for everyday work mostly, along with some video and music work/ storage. It's currently got Core Duo T2300 1.66GHZ, 1gb dual channel 667mhz RAM, 80gb 5400rpm HDD, Intel 950 GMA (which does not matter as it's not used for games). I was considering either:
a)upgrading to a T2500, as a faster processor should speed things up b)upgrading to 2gb RAM- although in my desktop going from 1gb to 2gb gave no noticable difference c)upgrading to a 7200rpm 100gb HDD, my favoured choice as I expect the HDD is the bottleneck, and I would also get more space (plus current one is really loud).
Which upgrade do you think would give me the most noticable improvement?
I'm sorry but I can't help. I've never heard of an easily upgradeable laptop. As far as I know you cannot easily upgrade a processor on a laptop, as you say you might notice little difference upgrading the RAM - this really depends on what you use it for. And I also didn't realise you got 7200rpm hard drives for laptops. Are you sure you're looking at the right things. 7200 rpm hard drive as far as I know are 3.5" drives for desktops and will not fit in a laptop. Hopefully someone else can help.
Yes, it is an unusual laptop in that everything is easily accessible, for instance upgrading the cpu only consists of removing a plate at the bottom and unscrewing the heatsink (I have done it before, because I like to fiddle with things.)