Chapter 22. Upgrading Your Notebook

If you have an older notebook PC, it will eventually start to suffer, performance-wise, in comparison with newer models. At some point, you’ll have to consider replacing it with a new model—or upgrading it to improve its performance.

Unfortunately, upgrading a notebook PC isn’t the easiest thing in the world. That’s one of the big differences between a desktop PC and a notebook—what you can upgrade and how easy that upgrade may be.

What You Can—and Can’t—Upgrade

Upgrading a computer’s performance is typically a matter of replacing some existing components with newer, more powerful components. That’s simple enough to do on a desktop PC, where you can easily unscrew the case and muck about inside the system ...

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