Yup, the laptop is way over your needs.....
If you are basically only going to be using the laptop for the internet and ms office than you might as well go for a New Nettop with everything maxed and the SSD.....
That'll work out to half the cost of this refurbished rig with extended warranty .....
HP Pavilion dv7-4040sa Entertainment Notebook PC
Intel Core i5 (430M) 2.26GHz Processor with 3MB L3 Cache Dual Core HT
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
17.3 inch HD+ (High-Definition) LED BrightView (1600 x 900) Display
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 with 512MB DDR3
HP TrueVision Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone (VGA Low-Light)
LightScribe DVD±R/RW SuperMulti SATA Optical Drive with Double Layer Support
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Integrated Fingerprint Reader
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Remove HDD and put in a cheap external USB caddy for use as a backup drive when home. Stick a SSD in the laptop, and use Truecrypt to protect contents. As a bonus you also get finger print login protection, I know a gimmick, but looks cool to customers.
You can use this to watch movies when in a hotel and play games at reasonable frame rates if you fancy it.