Upgrading Macbook Pro (Mid-2009) - Advice Needed!


Nov 25, 2015
I am looking to upgrade my mother's mid-2009 macbook pro for Christmas, as she has been complaining about how slow her computer is for quite some time now. I know the only upgradeable components are RAM and hard drive, and I was wondering what you tech experts out there would recommend I buy? I'm on a fairly tight budget, as I don't really want to spend more than $150 at most for the upgrades. I was thinking of getting a 250 or 256gb ssd, but is that enough, or should I also upgrade the RAM too? Any advice is greatly appreciated, as I am a tech novice. Thanks!

13-inch Macbook pro (Mid-2009)
2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 (Upgradeable to 8 GB)
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
160GB Sata Drive
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