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Laptop Upgrade Question

My wife has been nagging me to "fix her computer." Basically, it is slow and I am looking for an easy way to upgrade some components to speed it up for her. She just does generally web browsing, nothing intensive at all. The only change I have made to it from the original specs is an upgrade to Windows 7. Please take a look and let me know I should upgrade, and if it is even worth while. Thanks.

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4666
Part Number:PSAD0U-0N600N
Processor Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz
Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core
Cache L2 cache - 1.0 MB
Front Side Bus 533.0 MHz
Chipset Mobile Intel 943GML Express

Memory
RAM 1.0 GB
Max RAM Supported 2.0 GB
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Speed 533.0 MHz / PC2-4200
Slots Qty 2

Storage
Floppy Drive None
Hard Drive 80.0 GB HDD / 5400.0 rpm
Interface Serial ATA-150
Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
Read Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)
Rewrite Speed 16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Optical Drive (2nd) None
Hard drive type Portable

Display
Type 15.4 in
Max Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Widescreen Yes
Color Support 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Features TruBrite

Audio & Video
Graphics Processor Intel GMA 950
Memory Allocation Technology Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0
Max Allocated RAM Size 256.0 MB

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  1. Best answer
    Get 2GB RAM, it will make a huge difference for basic stuff like internet and such.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231116

    Yes, they say PC2-5300 and your wife's takes PC2-4200, but they will work anyway.
  2. windows 7 with 1 gb of ram, id be complaining also, ha ha ha

    install XP

    about time for a new laptop

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200214

    $225 with free shipping
  3. Best answer selected by swingking03.
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