Notebook Purchase Advice
I am in planning to buy a laptop. My application are primarily those of
I am stuck between two options ... used laptops on ebay and new
laptops. The difference between the used and new laptops is about
Now to the question. The option in front of me are:
1) Used laptops
3-3.8 Ghz (Intel Pentium 4 processor or AMD Athlon), 1 GB RAM (333 Mhz
to 533 Mhz), 60-80 GB HDD
2) New laptops
1.2 - 2 Ghz (Intel Centrino Duo and AMD Turion), 1GB RAM (533 Mhz),
60-80 GB HDD
Would appreciate any thumb rules that I need to follow. I am basically
looking for speed, clarity and portability. I am OK with average to
good sound i.e not a big gaming or movie freak with the laptop.
Re: Notebook Purchase Advice
What are your priorities in terms of weight and portability?
Will you have multiple programs open at the same time?
Built in wi-fi?
All things being equal it is more productive to have more RAM in a notebook
than a slightly faster processor.
This is particularly true if your notebook shares RAM with the video system,
as most lower priced units do.
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