Scroll forward to 2019, and I'd realised a flaw with my lovely laptop - the RAM is soldered in, can't be upgraded, and there's only 4GB of it. Windows 10 is struggling. What to do? I can't justify the cost of a new one... but I find a second generation one online, much higher spec (Pen input with pen, 4k screen, i7-6600U processor and crucially 8gb ram), at a very reasonable price, and am delighted when my bid of £344 is accepted. I go on to get £210 for my old one - so I have a bargain upgrade on my hands!
The "new" laptop is significantly faster than the original one, the screen is better - brighter and higher resolution, although I'm afraid I can't find a use for the pen...gimmick maybe? In fact the performance seems far better than 8gb should give, I load it up with lots of things at once but it never struggles.
I'd highly recommend it!