I have a dell inspiron 5100 do you know where I can have it upgraded by a honest Tags: Dell Inspiron Mobile Laptops Product Last response: June 18, 2012 5:29 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share Norman Macaulay June 17, 2012 2:56:38 PM I have had a dell inspiron for a few years, I like to take it with me when I travel in the US. I had read on infogate where a review was given on this laptop. You had mentioned having built in wireless and true mobile added I really like this computer and was wondering what I can do to upgrade and make it a wee bit faster and more mobile connections. Can you recomend where I can have this done by an honest company. I am in Cocoa beach florida firstname.lastname@example.org appreciate any help you can send me. More about : dell inspiron 5100 upgraded honest mouse24 June 17, 2012 4:03:23 PM Not much you can do to upgrade laptops sadly Other than ram. I am not seeing anything in the manual about the cpu/gpu being replaceable. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins5100/e... bkoop June 17, 2012 4:30:34 PM What do you mean by "true mobile added"? You mean 3G or 4G from AT&T or Verizon? It has a PC Card (Type II, CardBus) slot where you can plug a card in. Does is still have the orginal 256Mb of RAM? because that can be upgraded? How old is it? It does not have Wifi built in, so that is also an option. Wifi is free at some hotels and coffee shops, whereas you have to pay for 3G or 4G every month. Related resources Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop hard drive - Forum Which graphics card can I put in my dell inspiron 5100 - Forum Dell Inspiron 5100 Upgrade Time! - Forum Dell 5100 Laptop Bios - Forum Dell Inspiron 5100 is locked - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Norman Macaulay June 18, 2012 12:23:44 PM bkoop and mouse Thank you for replying to my question on the dell 5100. It is a basic model and I have had it for 7 years Right now I have linksys wireless plug in card in it. and using through a bright house wirless modem. it is working on wireless at home. when I travel I always have problems getting connected to wirless. ? Thought if I could upgrade it somewhat it would be a little faster. I could keep it as is for the kids , its a neat little lap top. if there was a way to make it better I would like to do it. vrumor a b D Laptop June 18, 2012 12:33:27 PM Nope, buy a new laptop. Sadly that is old tech and most likely a doorstop in the very near future. mouse24 June 18, 2012 12:50:36 PM If the wifi is as bad as you say I would just buy one of these rather then paying someone to open up my laptop etc etc. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I get 3-4 bars between 3 walls, a microwave, pc, tv and kitchen table. bkoop June 18, 2012 5:29:55 PM How much memory (RAM) does it have? Go to Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System I believe if it is seven years old you are running XP, so that is the directions I provided. I don't know if you realize, but you can get a whole new laptop with built in Wifi and lots of RAM and CPU power for about $400. For example, HP Pavilion (G6-1D98DX) for $379.99 at Best Buy this week. Or a Lenovo 4334DBU 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Notebook for $399.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Something to think about Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHOW TO UPGRADE GRAPHICS ON A DELL INSPIRON 1100 ForumUpgrades for the dell dimension 5100 ? ForumCmos batery Dell Insprion 5100 ForumDell Dimension 5100 processor upgrade ForumDell 5100 incompatible? ForumDell 5100 ForumWould anybody know what recovery system is Dell using? ForumI hate to say it, but I'm starting to like Dell !!! OMG !!! Forum4650 in Dell Dimension 5100 ForumHelp! Does anyone know What the Best Video Card For A/An Dell Inspiron 531 is? ForumDell XPS vs. Inspiron ForumGaming laptop under 1000 ForumUnable to boot Dell Inspiron 6400 from CD/USB ForumWhere is webcam laptop aspire one d255e ForumWhere is my icon for favourites folder More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !