Bumped up as I wasn't getting (m)any replies. Hope this isn't deemed as duplicating.
It's time for me to take the plung to buy a new laptop.
I don't need anyhing top end, prefer XP, Sims 2 will probably the 'heaviest' game played on the LT but would like to go a little higher on the graphics card just in case.
Hard disk size is not too important as my current Compaq Presario 2100 still half a disk empty but after 6 years it's beginning to show its age and the screen is beginning to jump up from the bottom of the screen almost contstanly now.
Would like a decent RAM to keep the speed of the machine up as this thing drags likes mad even when I'm only surfing on 2 pages (Karoo broadband after all ;-)). I hardly ever download and the machine is used 99% of the time for web browsing/shopping and the occasional university study.
Budget is as low as you can get it please. Plan is to keep it static most of the time but it would be nice to go wireless (as I have an unused router). The LT will never leave the house however. Battery size/weight/looks are not too much of an issue either but a nice screen would be a bonus.
May I ask you IT specialists to have a think about it and if you can be bothered please relay your thoughts to this message and I will be eternally grateful.
Happy to buy in store or on-line.
Much thanks for your time and attention.
Digger (RN 85 - 06)