If you only have $300 to spend on a laptop, you don`t have to settle for a refurbished model or take your chances on eBay, but you will have to make some sacrifices. Case in point: With the HP 2000-2b19wm you get a brand new 15-inch notebook from a reputable retailer, but it`s not a very powerful notebook and its feature set is not what you`d call robust."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips