My wife would like a laptop, and I'm looking at an HP G6, specifically, a g6t-2000. She says she only wants it for storing photos and so forth, but the techie in me would like to ensure it doesn't become obsolete in a few years (unlike a custom built desktop).
I was customizing the laptop and saw that the base CPU is either 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2370M Processor (2.4 GHz) or a 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M Processor (2.3 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache). The max CPU is a 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3612QM (2.1 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache).
The i3-2350M and i3-2370M are Sandy Bridge (32nm) processors. The i7-3612QM is an Ivy Bridge (22nm) processor.
What is there hardware or software wise that would preclude me from upgrading the CPU to a better Ivy Bridge CPU, say, for example, a 3820QM?