I keep my prehistoric laptop around for occasional surfing--nothing else. But fire it up and the poor thing is overwhelmed with anti-virus definition upates, virus scans, Windows updates, and who knows what else. This is when it all seems ridiculous. The thing is unusable for like half an hour. By the time it's done getting itself together, I've usually found what I needed on my iPhone.
Some geek, relying on a 2004 laptop.
And once all that nonsense is done with, IE is just a nightmare. You'd think clicking that little blue 'e' icon is meant to reformat the hard drive. The thing just grinds away for easily a full minute before my homepage loads. I finally decided to switch to Chrome, seems to be an improvement.