I managed to drop the thing late one night, and 4 months later the screen stopped working. It would cost me at least $600 in repair parts. I figured I would just get a new system, since I purchased the laptop in 2007.
I used to be some what informed when it came to computer systems, but have clocked out of the whole computer world about 3 years ago. I am not at all familiar with the dual core processors.
I am using this computer for general internet use, research, and Microsoft office and itunes. I don't ever really do anything else. I don't own a single computer game, or use it to watch dvds. I might even consider getting a laptop without an optical drive, but then again I still would like to burn cds.
An average work load for the machine would be a couple PDF files open, fire fox or ie open with 3 or 4 tabs open, outlook/entourage, and microsoft word running at the same time. And then probably what ever security is running in the background.
My question would be do you think it would be okay to buy a system with a single core processor? Or will windows 7 require 2 cores.
What about the dual core?
I know from reading that core 2 duo is the one to look at, but the price point machines feature the two former.
Edited by xf220, 27 December 2009 - 09:45 AM.