I've decided to go for the Dell Inspiron 1501 (clicky here) because I had a Dell laptop (it was a Latitude) for years and years and it managed to survive. I don't have it now, a friend has it... and apparently it's still working (although, he thinks it's "powered by waterwheel" as it's so slow).
Anyway, can somebody help me out with understanding what I'm actually ordering? Especailly the processor, because I'm really not too sure what that actually is and I could do with a figure in GHz so I can see if any of the games I play on our desktop PC can be used on this. The 64 in the title is making me a little nervous. I have a friend who says they've got 64-bit Windows and that some programs don't work and stuff.
AMD® Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL50
Microsoft Operating System:
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
Collect & Return, 90 Day Service only
15.4" Wide Screen XGA TFT Display: 1280x800
Internal Keyboard - (QWERTY) - UK/Ireland
1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x512)
80GB (5,400rpm) Hard Drive
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemory
4Cell 29WHr Primary battery
65W AC Adapter
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter
Promotion included with your Order:
This configuration includes Double Memory Promotion from 512MB to 1GB Memory
Wireless Local Area Networking:
Dell Wireless 1490 Dual Band 802.11a/b/g 54Mbps Mini-PCI Wireless Card33
Creative MuVo V100 1GB MP3 Player
Is everything there good? Or is there anything you'd say that I should probably upgrade. Dell says I should upgrade on all of them, but it'd be, like, £999 if I did that.
Thanks, seriously. It must be kinda easy to you, but for me it's not. I do sorta get some of it, but some bits are just confusing me, like 1024MB of RAM (1GB?), but what's the 533 bit all about. And, 5400rpm? Huh?