Should I buy a new laptop or upgrade the existing one?

_satwik

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I've a 3 year old Lenovo Z50-70 with the specs

- i5 4th Gen
- 8 GB RAM
- 1 TB HD
- 2 GB Nvidia Geforce 840M

And I'm running Ubuntu (mostly) and Windows in Dual boot.

Lately I've been feeling the need of higher performance. I planned to buy a 256 GB SSD and a 8GB RAM but I'm confused if it's worth the effort to upgrade or should I just buy a new one.

I've a few more questions regarding the upgrade?
- Will the impact of upgrade in SSD and RAM be limited by my i5-4th Gen processor.
- Are there any compatibility issues that I should keep in mind while performing the upgrade?
- This one is bit lame, but how much performance boost will the above mentioned upgrades provide to my laptop.
 

kookie3010

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the ssd is definitely the best possible upgrade as it will reduce boot time,write speed,program execution.as for ram unless u doing some heavy work,or playing latest games then 8gb should be enough.if u are looking to play latest or upcoming games i suggest getting a new laptop though.
 

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I'm not into playing heavy games, but I'd like to do some Machine Learning stuff like training neural networks and playing around with GBs of data.
 

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then just get the ssd and the additional 8gb.it will definitely improve you system.
 
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