Performance wise? There are many ways to tweak and optimize any windows computer to make it run faster. Basic stuff like running CCleaner, Auslogic Disc Defrag, as well as getting some freeware like Auslogic Boostspeed. You can find all of these for free on download.com
And of course taking it apart and keeping it clean and dust free will keep temps down and extend the life. Depending on what laptop you have, you can upgrade the CPU or there are even ways to OC your current cpu if you have the skills necessary.
Always make sure their is airflow underneath and around that baby, heat is one of a notebooks worst enemies!
get one without an OS, buy an OS, and make a fresh install sans all those pointless third-party manufacturer installed programs. time consuming; yes, but with 20 or so less processes running in the background for a boost in speed, so very much worth it. and i'm dealing with an AMD E-350 here.
wow, lots of results. are SSDs possible on ultrabooksoh sorry, Sleekbook.
if so, i know people
I would think so. laptop hard drives are 2.5" standard drives as a rule.
Most laptops are designed to be able to be serviced which means replacing the drives.
It is not difficult to clone a laptop hard drive to a ssd. If the replacement ssd will not hold all your existing stuff, then you will need to do a windows reinstall on the ssd and copy over what you need.
Some google searches with your particular model number and ssd as search terms might find you more info.
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Ehh.. clarification. In many cases the GPU is changeable... If it is dedicated, and there are GPUs available that use a similar socket.
But an important thing to note is that the upgrade is costly, and normally not worth it.. and sometimes might require a little DIY modding on the heatsink.
If you head over to the ROG or NBR forums you'll find a few people who've been able to cram a 6970m into laptops that would normally carry a 5870m... etc So it is def. possible, just a lot of work on your part.