Not yet obsolete. But probably in the 'ready to retire' category. The single core 1.6Ghz Celeron M 520 CPU and 2GB RAM isn't too weak to run Win7.
But paying $99 for a Win7 upgrade package is almost 20-25% of the cost for a new entry level laptop that will come with Win7 already installed. So? Paying twice for Win7 (upgrade + the next new laptop)? Or putting the price of a Win7 upgrade into a new laptop?
Thanks for the feedback. I do not have to much knowledge on laptop processors yet. But, with common sense, i could tell my laptop was really slow as far as loading times go. Again i appreciate the advice. I most likely be saving for a new laptop!