I Got This Laptop For Free in 2008. Here's How It Holds Up In 2017.


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  • Chubbyemu
    Chubbyemu   2 years back

    Hi everyone! I upgraded my desktop processor if you're interested: This 6 Core CPU Costs $20. Will It Let My PC From 2010 Last 3 More Years? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtjactGqJLg. thanks for stopping by!

    • jeremie johnson
      jeremie johnson  9 months back

      I'm interested

    • Einfach Yannic
      Einfach Yannic  10 months back

      My laptop has the 1151 socket

    • ajddavid452
      ajddavid452  2 years back

      I currently use a lowend 2009 laptop with integrated graphics as my daily driver, and it still works perfectly for the my main use for it: the internet

    • Bert Nijhof
      Bert Nijhof  2 years back

      I did buy a Vista Dell Inspiron 1521 in 2008 for my work. It had an AMD Athlon X2 TK55 at 1.8GHz with 2GB memory and a 160GB HDD. After my retirement in 2011 I moved with my Dominican wife to her country. From that moment on the laptop had constantly temperatures problems and I paid for 2-3 reparation. The laptop clearly had more problems with immigration and the high temperatures than I. I stopped using it for many years, but this year I put a AMD Turion X2 TL66 CPU in it running at 2.3GHz. The laptop was really more responsive. The temp problems were less severe and on holiday in Belgium they disappeared almost completely. Also after the CPU upgrade the laptop did not support AMD-V for virtual machines, despite that had been enabled in the BIOS, so in Belgium I ordered a 2nd generation i5 laptop. Half way my holiday, 2 hours before the arrival of the new one, the old PC died of a defect motherboard. Maybe it felt its obsolescence, but more probably it has been the result of running too hot for many years. Basically that laptop was a bad design and Athlons have never been used in any laptops except the 1 or 2 Athlon models sold in that year.

    • TheDeepThinker 2000
      TheDeepThinker 2000  2 years back

      same story. actually its what am on right now typing this. i THINK this computer is like around 2006. been using it ever since. i was even able to upgrade to windows 7 with it and everything. REALLY good computer. though i can't understand how the newer ones are losing the ability to read sd cards. makes me wonder if technology is trying to go backwards.... i wonder... can any of the new ones still play dvd's or is that trend dieing as well?

  • Тайбирияс Чайковский

    Awesome analysis!!!

    • George Costanza
      George Costanza  2 months back

      DVD for under $2000!! I loved old computer magazines. Oh and I have that same ozeri scale!!

      • uni
        uni  2 months back

        Bro what the heck?! I was about to cry watching this video lmao, i was seriously getting emotional listening to the ending music

        (well, maybe bcoz i was thinkin about the good old 2008 days, i still remember staying awake all night on my windows xp desktop playing red alert, general zero hour, IGI, you gi oh, hidden objects, fifa and cars wars with my cousin)

        • EqualsCubed Gaming
          EqualsCubed Gaming  3 months back

          i think you could run mw4 on this since that was a really well optimized game

          • despacito 2
            despacito 2  3 months back

            A man upgraded his laptop, this is what happened to his heart.

            • Baldi
              Baldi  3 months back

              dvd laptop under 2000 $
              *1999 $*

            • Rowan Cunningham
              Rowan Cunningham  4 months back

              Damn I have this exact same laptop! (except it has a AMD Athlon instead)

              • Kni
                Kni  4 months back

                if they remove USB ports then that will be just awful

                • _ Hugegamingwithjulian _
                  _ Hugegamingwithjulian _  4 months back

                  I played on a old 2008 laptop in 2017 I got turboculosis

                  • Emilia
                    Emilia  4 months back

                    A man got a laptop for free in 2008 and this is what happened to his house

                    • Brandon Tech
                      Brandon Tech  4 months back

                      The budget entry laptops weren't all upgrade deadends. I had the inspiron b120 which came out a year earlier and featured the Celeron M @ 1.4ghz. Easily overclocked with software to 1.8ghz. I replaced it with a cheap used Pentium M 1.5ghz which is pinmod oc'd to 2.23ghz. Ran the celeron in a desktop sff gaming machine @ 2.5ghz aircooled. AMD was definitely behind when it came to mobile processing around that time.

                      • usi malala
                        usi malala  4 months back

                        Ssd and enjoy

                        • Denk
                          Denk  4 months back

                          standard things like a usb port IPHONE 7 HEADPHONES

                          • Teej
                            Teej  4 months back

                            You could definitely upgrade the processor in this Laptop. I had the Athlong dual core 1.7ghz version, and bought another (same as yours) for parts. I realized I could try out the 2ghz because the processor isn't soldered it worked easily.

                            • EqualsCubed Gaming
                              EqualsCubed Gaming  5 months back

                              "budget grade processors really shorten the usefullness of your pc"
                              guess im gonna throw away my pentium g4600

                              • eisoon eusoof
                                eisoon eusoof  5 months back

                                upgrade the laptop with eGPU

                                • martinh88
                                  martinh88  5 months back

                                  2008 was the golden days. I was a poor as shit 20 year old, but I was happy.

                                  • Alejandro Jiménez
                                    Alejandro Jiménez  5 months back

                                    Came here looking for an unusable laptop, walked away with a lot of things to think about.

                                    • Peter Gaming
                                      Peter Gaming  5 months back

                                      Oof me my PC with windows xp broke. It had an Intel Celeron Processor. I remember when YouTube used to work on Windows XP. When I was little, I watched YouTube videos on Internet Explorer. I have a Virtual Machine with Windows XP. I tried loading YouTube and it could barely even load the YouTube logo.

                                      • Klifegaming1234
                                        Klifegaming1234  6 months back

                                        A man got a laptop for free in 2008. This is what happened to his eyes

                                        • Louie Southgate
                                          Louie Southgate  6 months back

                                          FACT: The US Military still uses Windows XP.

                                          • pritu 351
                                            pritu 351  6 months back

                                            What is the name of the Surface you showed at 1:42 ?

                                            • Jerkwad152
                                              Jerkwad152  6 months back

                                              My Thinkpad W500 is definitely still usable in 2019. :D
                                              It's a tank.

                                              • oink in yo face
                                                oink in yo face  6 months back

                                                meanwhile i use a toshiba satelite L75D-A7280 from like 2011 or 2012 and it works pretty well . of course it has almost 12 times the ram of the laptop in this video. if you were wondering mine has 6 gigs of ram and a 2 ghz processor

                                                • Luukas Hyytiäinen
                                                  Luukas Hyytiäinen  6 months back

                                                  My year 2007 laptop browses internet just fine

                                                  • Noob_Gamer YT
                                                    Noob_Gamer YT  7 months back

                                                    I have a Dell but its desttop

                                                    • Dude
                                                      Dude  7 months back

                                                      Microsoft, 2025: "Windows 11 is 1000 times faster...but you have to pay 10 dollars every time you use your PC."

                                                      • Jim Man
                                                        Jim Man  7 months back

                                                        i still got all my old games and software from back when win 3.1 and win 98 se was king....lol

                                                        • Jim Man
                                                          Jim Man  7 months back

                                                          got my hp nx-7400 back in 2006 and it's my main computer still most reliable. all upgraded pushing 2.33 ghz under win 7. when discontinue win 7 support will go to linux of which runs good on here too.

                                                          • Xianhong Meng
                                                            Xianhong Meng  7 months back

                                                            0:26 I'm subbing you just for this

                                                            • mujjuman
                                                              mujjuman  7 months back

                                                              i had the same laptop and i hated it

                                                              • Kirk Brocas
                                                                Kirk Brocas  7 months back

                                                                Would be interesting to see how well it runs Lubuntu.

                                                                • OP Sihota
                                                                  OP Sihota  7 months back

                                                                  On a similar note my very high end Dell Laptop from 2010 actually works very well today. Only two years newer and much higher spec'd out than yours but I really only stopped using it because the 4 hour battery life just wasn't enough.

                                                                  • Idin MomenZadeh
                                                                    Idin MomenZadeh  7 months back

                                                                    A man was building a computer and was installing the cpu, but he forgot to put thermal paste, this is what happened to his kidneys

                                                                    • Robert Etzenhouser
                                                                      Robert Etzenhouser  7 months back

                                                                      My laptop today that I bought new in 2016 has a slow Celeron. 1.6 ghz isn’t enough

                                                                      • Ian Knight
                                                                        Ian Knight  7 months back

                                                                        i got this laptop for 800 dollars recently its great Dell G3

                                                                        • Santa clause brother
                                                                          Santa clause brother  8 months back

                                                                          That laptop is fucking jacked

                                                                          • prallund feucht
                                                                            prallund feucht  8 months back

                                                                            UPCYCLE WITH LINUX UBUNTU/MATE and it will be as new and you will become even better
                                                                            concerning the standard: use JSON and CSV. everyone with a brain does
                                                                            Lenovo, Acer, Asus are the brands i d keep buying second hand. they are usually worth the few bucks and you can easily exchange parts, especially with Lenovo seeing how many corporate customers they run.

                                                                            • minh ngọc trần
                                                                              minh ngọc trần  8 months back

                                                                              i still use a fujitsu fmv biblo nf50u laptop which i bought used in 2012, runs linux btw

                                                                              • John Tang
                                                                                John Tang  8 months back

                                                                                So those surveys were legit back then?

                                                                                • Amanda Chhang
                                                                                  Amanda Chhang  8 months back

                                                                                  me and my sister used to sit next to each other with our laptops and play maplestory XD it was so awesome back then!

                                                                                  • Bo Diddly
                                                                                    Bo Diddly  8 months back

                                                                                    I still use my Dell Lattitude D630 that I got free from work back in 2005!

                                                                                    • Bo Diddly
                                                                                      Bo Diddly  8 months back

                                                                                      FYI, I run some flavor of Linux on all of my machines.

                                                                                  • Ken G
                                                                                    Ken G  8 months back

                                                                                    Why were such low spec computers so expensive back then? Any average laptop today would blow this away lol and way cheaper.

                                                                                    • Anthoni
                                                                                      Anthoni  8 months back

                                                                                      I have laptops that old, put linux on it and it runs smooth

                                                                                      • maxim
                                                                                        maxim  8 months back

                                                                                        A man inhaled air this is what happens to his pancreas

                                                                                        • LokiTheCat
                                                                                          LokiTheCat  8 months back

                                                                                          I have a Dell inspiron e1505 that looks exactly like that but white and it has a core2duo

                                                                                          • Delta Phoenix Studios
                                                                                            Delta Phoenix Studios  8 months back

                                                                                            My IPad costs about as much as a XBox but my IPad sucks at fortnite in Graphics and lag (Apple this must have cost you 100 dollars and you say “Let’s sell the IPad for 300+ dollars” *I don’t love you apple but I am stuck with you*