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badmotorfinger

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I am trying to decide between two laptops and would appreciate some advice. The first is discounted from an employee purchase program, the second is on sale at best buy. I am only going to be using it for internet and microsoft office......

530$ - HP G60t customizable Notebook PC
NG161AV
– Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
– Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Mobile Processor T4200 (2.0 GHz)
– FREE Ugprade to 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) from 1GB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
– FREE Upgrade to 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive from 160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
– Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD - For Core 2 Duo Processors
– 16.0" diagonal High Definition HP Brightview Display (1366x768)
– SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
– Microphone + Webcam
– Wireless-G Card
– HP Color Matching Keyboard
– 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
– Microsoft® Works 9.0
– HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

550$ - HP - Pavilion Laptop with AMD Turion™ X2 RM-74 Dual-Core Mobile Processor

HP Pavilion Laptop with AMD Turion™ X2 RM-74 Mobile Processor
6-cell lithium-ion battery and AC power cord
Media remote
Software: HP MediaSmart; muvee Reveal; Cyberlink DVD Suite and more
AMD Turion™ X2 RM-74* dual-core mobile processor
For true multicore processing. HyperTransport™ 3.0, AMD PowerNow!™ and AMD CoolCore™ technologies to extend battery life; improved security with Enhanced Virus Protection.**
AMD dual-core technology
Enables you to work or play with multiple programs without impacting performance; AMD64 technology provides simultaneous support for 32-bit and 64-bit computing; 2MB L2 cache memory for efficient processing.
4GB DDR2 memory
For multitasking power; expandable to 8GB.
Multiformat DVD±RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible media; supports DVD-RAM; also supports LightScribe direct-disc labels using compatible LightScribe media.
14.1" WXGA high-definition widescreen display
With HP BrightView Infinity technology and 1280 x 800 resolution to bring your games and movies to life.
250GB SATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
For fast read/write times and plenty of storage space. HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection provides added data safety.
ATI RADEON HD 3200 graphics RS780M
With up to 1918MB total graphics memory for lush video performance. HDMI output; SRS premium audio.
Quick Launch button
For fast and easy media control. HP mobile remote included.
Built-in HP Pavilion webcam and integrated microphone
Make it easy to chat with family and friends.
5-in-1 digital media reader
Supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card for easy digital photo transfer.
2 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer. 1 eSATA/USB combo port. Expansion port 3 provides additional connectivity options.
Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g)
Provides easy wireless Internet connectivity.
10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN
With RJ-45 connector and 56 Kbps high-speed modem ensure high-speed Internet access.
Weighs 5.1 lbs. and measures just 1.6" thin
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