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Will this run vista or 7? or should I stick with XP?

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September 9, 2010 2:08:54 AM

I'm a poor college student, and a friend of mine offered me their Dell XPS m140 laptop for 100 bucks.
It only has 512 ram in it, but I'm going to buy 2 gigs for it(the max it can hold).

Should I stick with XP or upgrade?(Note: I can upgrade to any OS for free since I'm a computer science major.)
I'm leaning towards sticking with XP, but I just wanted a few opinions...thanks.

Here are the specs of it...
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CPU: Intel Pentium M 770 / 1.73 GHz
RAM: Installed Size 512.0 MB / 2.0 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM - 400.0 (Will be upgrading to 2GB)
Storage: Only a 60 or 80GB HDD, not sure if it is upgradeable.
GPU: Intel GMA 900

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a b D Laptop
September 9, 2010 3:19:33 AM

Once you get it upgraded to 2GB, it could easily run Windows 7. You wouldn't be able to do a whole lot on the machine (don't go loading up Photoshop to do some photo editing or anything), but it should perform decently.

I wouldn't bother with Vista on this machine, as you would likely need more than 2GB for the machine to have any reasonable measure of performance.
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September 9, 2010 3:24:05 AM

Pretty much all I'll be doing on this machine is surfing, using office, and doing some java programing for class.
I was thinking about shelling out around 5 or 600 bucks for a new one, but it seems this one should be fine for what I need.
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a b D Laptop
September 9, 2010 4:26:48 AM

Should handle that with Windows 7 just fine.
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