My 2011 2.3 i5 MBP with 4GB RAM is being used for internet only now. It is my 7 year old's laptop for doing school work. Everything they do is on Google Drive, Google Apps, or educational websites that the school subscribes to (math & literacy games, etc). It seems every time they try to start up the laptop, open a browser, anything, it just takes forever. Is this something that would actually benefit from any internal upgrades? Cruciual states it can take a replacmeent SSD for $100 as well as 16GB RAM (2x8) for roughly $130 but I don't care to throw $230 at a computer that won't benefit from it. I'd rather just put the money toward a new one. I'm not sure how it (RAM) would help since there are no labor intensive, memory hogging apps being used. Is this just a function of an older CPU trying to run 6 years after it was born? Guessing the SSD would be the better option? Have read a few older threads/posts and some say RAM, some say SSD, and others say put the money toward a new laptop...haha. As stated, an entry level SSD from crucial (275GB) which is more than enough memory for what we are doing is only $100. Maybe that should be the first on the list of upgrades and maybe a small RAM bump from the current 4 to 8?