I have a PC for my photography but got a ex lease laptop for day to day stuff, wired to the HDTV etc .. with the family. Surfing the web, showing them info etc.
It is SATA II. Samsung is suggested, more expensive but how are the others like Crucial, Sandisk and OCZ. I don't have SATA III and it is a 2011 model. What about the RAM, DDR3 SODIMM 8GB sticks (2 slots). From history obviously if you wait too long they get too expensive but at what price do you think it a sweetspot or it has fallen as much as possible. It's not urgent, but would like to get it eventually so prolong the life of this laptop.