That powerhouse laptop you bought back in 2006 can’t compete with the sleek ultrabook you just unboxed–but that doesn’t mean you should ship it to the dump. How do you give an old laptop a new lease on life?
Whether you tear it apart and rebuild it into something brand new, put it on night duty as a backup station, or install a lightweight Linux distro before passing it on to your relatives, we want to hear all about your tools and methods for keeping old laptops out of the junk bin.
However big or small your repurposing project, sound off in the comments below with your tips, tricks, and tools. Make sure to check back in on Friday for the What You Said roundup to see how your fellow readers revitalize their old laptops.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 11/14/12