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Amd Sempron M100 HP 61 laptop good deal?

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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  1. Athlon is Dual Core CPU and SEmpron is Single Core CPU.
    So basically you are downgrade and will see performance decrease...
  2. 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.:(
  3. Best answer
    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.
  4. Oh, that's alright then, go for that laptop, surely your daughter won't use "heavy" programs like Maya, AutoCAD or something, right... :)
  5. 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.
  6. 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)
  7. 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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