I recently got my mom a new laptop and as such, I currently have her old one which is currently a doorstop. It is a core 2 duo with 2 GB RAM and 350 GB hard drive.
Before I consider selling it for something, I’d like to understand whether I should consider using this laptop for HA instead of my Rpi 3b. Granted, I am going to have to install Ubuntu and Docker onto it in order to install HA (aka HASS.io).
What sort of performance benefit would I get? Granted, 11 year old hardware is a bit of a tough sell, but if one doesn’t engage the inquiring mind, one will never know.
Let me know your thoughts.