It's always a fun read (Random Questions you want answered) in the "Everything Else" sub-forum, so why not for our sadly-less-frequently-visited Tech-sub-forum?
My best friend's hard drive went kablooey a few days ago, and she asked me if I could replace it for her. "Sure!" I said, then realized it was her laptop - I've built her desktop systems for years, but I have never messed with laptops much at all, beyond installing operating systems/drivers/etc.
Here's a link to her laptop specifications:
I'm planning to install this drive:
Bad choice? Good choice? Better options? She doesn't want an SSD, and desires at least 500 GB of space. I usually go with Seagate for my drives, but I have no experience with them for laptop drives. Is the procedure akin to wizardry in a laptop, or is it similar to the generally friendly and straight-forward procedure of replacing a desktop hard drive?