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Thinkpad X230 Upgrades

The Lenovo Thinkpad x230 with a price as low as $100 is a great computer if you can live with a model that’s five years old and a RAM upgrade will go a long way. Unlike the X240 that maxes out at 8GB you can install 16GB in the X230 for under $100. Add an SSD drive for another hundred and you’ve got a great maxed out i5 computer for as little as $300

September 9 2017

The 2010 Apple MacBook Air sells for about $250.00, but has the ram soldered on so you’re kind of screwed when it comes to memory upgrades for this model but there are a few upgrades you can do to this such as battery, ssd and replacement chargers can be had for this MacBook Air in both 13 and 11 inch sizes.

September 8 2017

The 2017 Apple iMac can be upgraded to 64GB via the four memory slots available. You will have to pull the ram from the factory out where you can sell it to offset the cost but they you will have to buy 4 16gb sodimms. This won’t be cheap as current pricing seems to be about $1000, but it’s doable.

If you’re in the market for a cheap computer to use for back to school, this Lenovo Thinkpad X230 is a pretty good deal at $125.00.

Lenovo Thinkpad X260

The Lenovo Thinkpad x260 accepts up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and can have the hard drive upgraded. A good size SSD for this laptop costs $100 and up

The Lenovo ThinkPad X270 is essentially the same as the 260 listed above and can accept the same upgrades

Lenovo ThinkPad x250 RAM and SSD Upgrades

The Lenovo Thinkpad X250 sells for about $450.00 and can accept just one sodimm with a maximum capacity of 8GB. The good news is you can replace the spinning hard drive with an SSD driver for much greater performance. SSD’s are about $100 for 256GB models.

As this is a used or older computer you might want to pick up a battery or extra charger too.

Lenovo Thinkpad x240 RAM and SSD Upgrades

The Lenovo Thinkpad x240 sells for about $200, has just one memory slot and can accept a maximum of 8GB of RAM. You can upgrade the SSD drive and add an additional 42mm SSD in the internal slot. A new battery for this computer can be had for about $20.00 and a replacement charger will cost about $12.00

Lenovo ThinkPad T440p RAM and SSD Upgrades

The Lenovo Thinkpad T440p has 2 memory slots and can accept up to 16GB of RAM. SSD drives can be installed in this computer. You might want to add a new battery to this older computer to get better battery life.

Apple MacBook Pro 15.4″ Laptop Inte 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM 320GB HDD MB985LL/A

Apple MacBook Pro 15.4″ Laptop Inte 2.66 GHz, 4GB RAM 320GB HDD MB985LL/A 885909295715 | eBay

This MacBook Pro sells for about $250.00. If you replaced the hard drive with a 256GB SSD and upgraded the RAM to 8GB this MacBook Pro would be maxed out for about $400 in total for this 2009 MacBook Pro

Lenovo Thinkpad X240 12.5″ Intel Core i5 4300U 1.90GHz 4GB RAM 320GB HDD

Lenovo Thinkpad X240 12.5″ Intel Core i5 4300U 1.90GHz 4GB RAM 320GB HDD

This particular thinkpad currently sells for about $200 and with a few upgrades makes for a nice computer. You can upgrade the ram to 8GB and toss an SSD drive in to replace the much slower HDD and you’ve got a very nice computer for about $300.00. You might want to consider adding a new battery too