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Is this a [bleep]IN' Computer or NOT?

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it's time to get a new computer and the husband and I are thinking about a laptop/notebook, these are the specs given to us but I don't know if its a REALLY good computer or now?

*I want to be able to
1) run several IE windows (message boards, yahoo email, etc)
2) run Yahoo Messanger
3) run MSN Messanger
all at the same time.

I want to be able to print photos and hear things from my compter too....I want it to be FAST and be able to download alot and such...so what do you all think???



512MB DDR , 40GB HDD, 17" WXGA 1440x900
128M ATI Radeon 9700 ProVGA Card
4 x DVD-RW Optical Drive,
Built-in AC"97 Sound Card, Speakers and Microphone
Built-in 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN , 56K Modem and IrDA 1.1
Full Sizes WinKeyboard and Touch Pad,
Built-in 6-in-1 Card Reader ( Optional External FDD)
I/O Port : 1 x PS2, 1x CRT (monitor), 1x S-Video for TV out
2 x USB2.0, 1x RJ45, 1 x RJ11, 1 x 1394 Firewire
1 x Serial Port ,1 x Parallel Port, 1 x PCMCIA 3.3
1 x Speaker-Out Jack, 1x Microphone-Jack
Free Wireless Lan , Free Video Camera Moudule
Microsoft Windows XP Pro, Norton Antivirus 2005 , Carry Bag
Free Britannica Encyclopaedia 2002
Dimension: 393(W)x275(D)x36.5(H) mm Weight: 4.3 Kg ( with battery)
1 Years Limited Warranty

This is what we currently have
Version EVEREST v1.10.106
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer IBMBN24238 (IBM Personal Computer)
Generator default
Operating System Microsoft Windows ME 4.90.3000 (WinMe Retail)
Date 2005-06-08
Time 14:28

--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Operating System Microsoft Windows ME
OS Service Pack -
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0)
Computer Name IBMBN24238 (IBM Personal Computer)
User Name default

CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE, 800 MHz (6 x 133)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset SiS 630
System Memory 112 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Modular (01/03/01)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter SiS 630/730 (16 MB)
3D Accelerator SiS 300 Integrated
Monitor IBM 6332 E74 (66-RT055)

Audio Adapter SiS 7018 Audio Accelerator

IDE Controller Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
IDE Controller Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
IDE Controller SiS 5513 Dual PCI IDE Controller
Optical Drive LG CD-RW CED-8080B (8x/4x/32x CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status Unknown

C: (FAT32) 18699 MB (14027 MB free)

Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
Mouse IBM ScrollPoint II

Network Adapter Alcatel SpeedTouch USB RFC1483 ADSL Miniport (
Network Adapter Microsoft TV/Video Connection (
Network Adapter PPP Adapter.
Network Adapter SiS NIC SISNIC
Modem Conexant HCF V90 56K Data Fax PCI Modem

Printer Lexmark Z22-Z32 Series
USB1 Controller SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
USB1 Controller SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
USB Device CanoScan D646U
USB Device InkJet Color Printer
USB Device Labtec WebCam
USB Device Speed Touch 500 Series

--------[ DMI ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ BIOS ]

BIOS Properties:
Vendor Award Software International, Inc.
Version P5KT18AUS
Release Date 01/03/01
Size 256 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120
Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, ESCD, PnP
Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, AGP, USB

[ System ]

System Properties:
Manufacturer IBM
Product 219481A
Serial Number BN24238
Wake-Up Type Power Switch

[ Motherboard ]

Motherboard Properties:
Manufacturer IBM
Product SiS-630E

[ Chassis ]

Chassis Properties:

[ Memory Controller ]

Memory Controller Properties:
Error Detection Method 8-bit Parity
Error Correction None
Supported Memory Interleave 1-Way
Current Memory Interleave 1-Way
Supported Memory Speeds 70ns, 60ns
Supported Memory Types SDRAM
Supported Memory Voltages 3.3V
Maximum Memory Module Size 512 MB
Memory Slots 3

[ Processors / Pentium III ]

Processor Properties:
Manufacturer Intel
Version Pentium III
External Clock 133 MHz
Current Clock 800 MHz
Type Central Processor
Voltage 3.3 V
Status Enabled
Upgrade Slot 1
Socket Designation SLOT 1

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by busyaussiemom, 09 June 2005 - 04:55 AM.

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Which Processor
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The one in the blue, sorry about that!
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512 memory 40GB hard drive 17" monitor ATI graphics card, no processor listed
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oh geez...wouldn't have a clue! What it look like in writting? my dh is rushing me into this a bit :tazz: He knows less about comptuers than I do, just wants me to have a "ducks nuts" one. Thanks for your help
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Possibly Pentium centrino mobile

2.13 GHz Pentium M 770 (Alviso) CPU with 533MHz FSB and 2MB L2 Cache

Look here


and here


You can use the search on right to build to specification

Post back if you need more on this or when you choose one and need to run it by someone here

Edited by Keith, 09 June 2005 - 05:35 AM.

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ok thanks for the heads up with that! :s
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