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Amd Sempron M100 HP 61 laptop good deal?

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December 5, 2010 12:44:26 AM

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.
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December 5, 2010 2:03:43 AM

Athlon is Dual Core CPU and SEmpron is Single Core CPU.
So basically you are downgrade and will see performance decrease...
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December 5, 2010 2:10:27 AM

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.:( 
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December 5, 2010 2:33:20 AM
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I think for her needs and as a replacement of what she was using it will be ok. I am sure you dont want to spend much money and she will grow out of it soon enough.
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December 5, 2010 2:41:24 AM

Oh, that's alright then, go for that laptop, surely your daughter won't use "heavy" programs like Maya, AutoCAD or something, right... :) 
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December 5, 2010 2:51:01 AM

wa1 said:
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 :D 
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.

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December 5, 2010 2:53:01 AM

Embra said:
I think for her needs and as a replacement of what she was using it will be ok. I am sure you dont want to spend much money and she will grow out of it soon enough.


^1 True.
I am hoping to make it to high school with this machine.
About 5 years.
School work and light gaming (mostly flash)
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December 5, 2010 3:33:20 AM

DUH!
I just realized there is a laptop forum
Slap On The Head!
Please close this thread moderator.
Thanks to everybody.
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December 5, 2010 3:33:33 AM

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