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New Laptop - suggestions Please

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I am planning to buy a DELL Laptop and have customized it as below. This is for my son who will be going to University next Fall. Can someone tell me if this is good or should I add/delete any features. Should I go in for Centrino Mobile Technology ? Thanks for your help.


DELL Inspiron 1300

Inspiron 1300 Qty 1

Inspiron 1300 Intel® Pentium® M Processor 740 (1.73GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB)
Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
LCD Panel 15.4in WXGA Display
Memory 512MB DDR2 SDRAM 2 Dimm
Video Card Integrated Intel® Media Accelerator 900 Graphics
Hard Drive Free Upgrade to 80GB Hard Drive
Integrated Modem and NIC Internal 56K Modem and Integrated Network Card
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 6.0
Combo/DVD+RW Drives 24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive
Wireless Networking Cards Dell 1370 Internal Wireless (802.11b/g, 54Mbps)
Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed) No productivity suite- Corel WordPerfect word processor only
Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) McAfee Security Center w/ VirusScan, Firewall and Privacy, 90-day trial
Primary Battery 4-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery (35 WHr)
Hardware Support Services 1 Yr Return to Depot Service with 1 Yr Tech Support
Digital Imaging or Digital Photography Corel Photo Album™ 6 Starter Edition - Organize and Edit your photos
Operating System Backup & Recovery Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition backup CD (English)
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What is his course and what kind of budget are you looking at.
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Engineering course

Budget - around $1000 - $1100.00
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