My father is running an old 14” IBM c2d, that gets maybe 5 min of battery life. We have a family Lenovo 15.6” that we barely use, so I am updating it (with some bits from my now dead acer) and giving it to him for his birthday.
It still gets around 2.5hrs of battery life. Nothing great, but a massive improvement for him.
i3 2330m (if I remember right).
Out with a 500gb toshiba 5400rpm hdd, and in goes my crucial m500 240gb. All done with a clone using Acronis.
Out with 1x4gb and in with 2x4gb Corsair vengeance.
Not going to do a fresh windows install for fear of something with the old drivers causing issues, but I will delete as much as I can and give it a couple sweeps with Ccleaner.
Anything else you think should be done?