I bought a bunch of Precision laptops on kijiji a few months back that all did not post out of the box from the person who sold them to me ($50 for 3)
All were M6500 Dual cores all of them filthy whores that after a nice cleaning work like a charm.
2 of them had large metal shards grounding the motherboards. the 3rd had a locked up Hard drive.
Sold 2 for a killing and kept the one in the worse shape for myself.
Quickly thanks to some good buddies and luck my laptop got some upgrades.
First from 2gb 1066 to 8gb 1333
Second the i5 got a face lift to a dual core i5 620m which quickly got tossed for a 720QM
After that happened she ran 2 640GB Black hdds
then again out of the luck of having good buddies she got upgraded to a Intel 710 200GB SSD.
Soon shes getting the 16gb Ram facelift.
GPU is the low point of this laptop even though it powers and flies in 90% of the games I play, The little Firepro V7740 is actually not half bad.
The battery still holds at least a hour charge and the whole rig is a lot of fun to own.
Over the last month while my mega build has been coming together she has been my only system and shockingly I can still play every game I did on my Tower of Power but on the Precision laptop of power.
Pictures soon and she will get a good painting once the tower of power is back online
More to come even some fun benchmarks with this $50 rig of awesomeness.