Laptop buying advice forum: Need tech advice: comparing guts of 2 laptops

by: paqrmatt July 1, 2010 11:17 AM PDT

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Need tech advice: comparing guts of 2 laptops

by paqrmatt - 7/1/10 11:17 AM

I'm looking at purchasing one of 2 laptops as a cheap means of browsing the internet at home. I'll mainly be using it for viewing video/music clips (hi-def), streaming HD video and general internet browsing. The 2 laptops below are refurbished thru my employer and I'm not sure if having more RAM is better than having more VRAM for what I plan on using the computer for.

Here are the two laptops:

1.
Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz CPU with 1 GB RAM, 14.1" No Drive, Trackpoint/Touchpad Pointing Device, 56.0K (OnBoard), Fast Ethernet (100Base-X) Network Adapter, Integrated Sound System with Speakers, NO OPERATING SYSTEM INSTALLED. One PCM Slot, 1.6GHz Motherboard, Drive 1: SATA 80 GB HD, Removable Drive 1: CD-RW DVD Combo, Functional Battery, 8 MB VRAM (OnBoard) Video RAM, Power Supply Adapter Included,

2.
Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz CPU with 2 GB RAM, 14.1" No Drive, Trackpoint/Touchpad Pointing Device, 56.0K (OnBoard), Fast Ethernet (100Base-X) Network Adapter, Integrated Sound System with Speakers, NO OPERATING SYSTEM INSTALLED. One PCM Slot, 1.6GHz Motherboard, Drive 1: SATA 60 GB HD, Removable Drive 1: CD-RW DVD Combo, Functional Battery, 1 MB VRAM (OnBoard) Video RAM, Power Supply Adapter Included,

Basically, it comes down to #1 having 2GB RAM and 1MB VRAM, versus #2 having 1GB RAM and 8MB VRAM. They are basically the same price (#2 is $10 more).

Thanks for taking to the time to read my message.

Matt

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