I just bought myself a Sony ultrabook, which I by the way is more than satisfied with. Therefore I have given away my http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vn-sr-series/vgn-sr31m-s to my brother. However, I wonder about upgrades for it. What hardware is possible to change on it?
I would be grateful if anybody could help me out a little bit.
The truth is, laptop computers are not made to be upgraded like the older Tower Desktop computers. Generally, all the components are matched to each other and of a similar performance. Replacing bits is not very efficient - best to upgrade to a new PC. Sony do not offer any upgrades.
Generally speaking only the RAM and the Hard Drive are upgradable. You already have the maximum RAM and a hard drive upgrade will involve reinstalling the Operating System and Software.
Replacing the processor is of course possible but not financially worth it - you would be better off saving up for a new computer.
You cannot upgrade graphics or chipset.
The best things you could do is UPGRADE to Windows 7 (Vista is cumbersome and slow) and consider a HDD/SSD upgrade (if you think it is worth the cost).
In fact the computer is already running on Windows 7. Correct me if I am wrong, but the chipset in the computer can take up to 8 gb RAM. On the other hand maybe there is something else in the computer that sets the limit. Do you know anything about that?
Moreover, would not it be possible to replace the original RAM with two running on a higher frecuency?
This is what I had in mind. I am not an expert so please, guide me!