C2Q's in mobile are always worse than the significantly higher clocked C2D's for gaming, general use and battery life. Not to mention the ridiculous cost. The only thing that would justify a C2Q over C2D for a laptop is a ton of data intensive work like editing and encoding.
If you want more CPU power, get the T9600 and call it a day, they are cheap, readily available and will be your best bang for your buck at an average of $15 - $20 on eBay.
The SSD option is your best bet and with $70 - $80 120gb SSD's, why the heck not?
Do NOT, buy eXtreme CPU's for a laptop that's not state of the art, do NOT buy low latency ram ( biggest scam ever ) for a laptop, and try never to buy cheap, third party laptop batteries or chargers as they can kill your laptop thus rendering your laptop a pricey paperweight .
Also, install and configure RMClock and undervolt your CPU as far as it goes because it's free, makes your CPU run 5 - 10* C cooler on average, extends battery life and overall life of the system. I do this with every C2D nd older laptop I get my grubby little hands on because there is absolutely no downside to ( prope r) undervolting.
Edited by WARDOZERX, Yesterday, 06:06 AM.