Refurbish your old laptop/PC

Old laptops can be given a second life. Often, due to lack of performances, one may want to get rid of an old laptop to buy a new fancy one with more memory, faster, larger hard drive or new Bluray drive.

Now, if you just want to get rid of the old one, not happy with it any more, no matter what, just do it.

But if you love your computer/laptop and you want to give your laptop a second life, now it is time to refurbish. Three major components may be improved and will increase dramatically performances:

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