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Now the question whether there is sense getting an SSD or not depends on whether your time & data is important to you or whether you want to stick with the cheap stuff.
Consider the following:
RAM is often applied to assist the HDD (which support up to 100 IOPS) with handling fragmented data... the result is that a 5400RPM HDD on a laptop will take several minutes to load your OS (fragmented), you PDFs, your Photoshop program, your photographs (JPEG, etc), your movies (few keep them in RAW format).
A SSD will provide from 2000 IOPS (20x HDD) up to 30.000 IOPS (300x HDD) which will significantly boost up all processes even on a small laptop.
We use 128GB SSDs on our netbooks, which are able to even run uncompressed HD video, something even an expensive MacBook Pro wont be able to do.
So, SSDs can be a very good upgrade to your laptop if you are happy with the other components.
Furthermore, the SSD will be more shock, vibration, EM field, humidity and temperature resistant, produce no noise, little heat and consume less power.
Finally on a high end SSD (Photofast, Runcore) the performance of the SSD will not drop no matter how full the SSD is or how large the files are that your are accessing...
A good benchmark comparison can be found here:
Getting even a modern Laptop with several cores, will not improve the time it takes to access data from the HDD, which is limited by the battery power supply. The HDD will simply slow down the overall performance of your system...
simply consider this:
My Macbook Pro with a Photofast Gmonster V5 128GB SSD starts up MacOS in 8 seconds! How long does it take you?