Why is my netbook so slow?

My friend and I have old $400-500 laptops from late 2010 and my netbook (ASUS 1215n) with an Intel Atom D525 processor, 4 gb of RAM, Nvidia ion graphics and 480 gb ssd struggles to open programs and YouTube videos are laggy even though I installed 32 bit Windows 10 on it. My friend has an HP laptop from around the... show more My friend and I have old $400-500 laptops from late 2010 and my netbook (ASUS 1215n) with an Intel Atom D525 processor, 4 gb of RAM, Nvidia ion graphics and 480 gb ssd struggles to open programs and YouTube videos are laggy even though I installed 32 bit Windows 10 on it.

My friend has an HP laptop from around the same time period (late 2010) with an AMD Turion II P540 processor, Radeon graphics, 8 gb of RAM, and the same 480 gb ssd and his laptop still flies in 2019 with 64-bit Windows 10.

Both laptops have 720P monitors.

Why is there such a difference between our two machines? Should I upgrade my RAM to 8 gb? Will it make a difference?
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