My daughters laptop is dead.
She had a Dell Vostro 1000 Athlon64 x 2 TK-55 1.8ghz/1 gb pc2-4200/60gb 5400rpm Sata II/Vista Basic 32-bit
HD/Ati 1150 Express 256mb/
I found a HP 61-511WM AMD Sempron M100 2.0ghz/3gb ? DDR2/ 250gb HD/ATI HD4200/Win7 Premium 64-bit
I can get it for $175 USD w/o OS installed or charger/2 hr battery
Obviously it is a better OS but hardware wise will she notice a performance drop or improvement or the same.
I am more of an Intel guy so unfamiliar with AMD notebook chips.
Any help or opinions is appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
Yes I realize that after googling.
I checked PCMark scores and it is still reasonable.
My daughter is 9 years old so I think it is still enough power for her.
Plus with 64bit Win7 os,3gb ram and 250gb hd compared to her old laptops Vista basic 32bit/1gb ram/60gb hard drive I think it is a decent upgrade.
I got confused because a few Semprons are dual core.
This one isnt.
Oh, that's alright then, go for that laptop, surely your daughter won't use "heavy" programs like Maya, AutoCAD or something, right...
No not yet LOL
Light gaming mostly Flash games and MMO like Wizard 101 and Free Realms.
Microsoft Word,Publisher and Paint programs.
I use it as a secondary machine when repairing mine (googling,downloading drivers etc) and for dvd ripping/burning when she is in school.