So here's our situation: My wife and I went on Craigslist and found laptops starting at $100. We were replacing the one she had and getting one for me. We bought her original one at a laptop fixit store and it had 1g ram. So when we found these 2g and one with a dvd player for $l00 ea. , we jumped on it. They work good and our friends were impressed. One of them has 2 girls in high school, one also in community college. Both want laptops for school. They think they need 4g on each. The parents are clueless and so they want me to negotiate. I am not much better. I am 59 and not real sure what makes a laptop fast. is it the processor or memory or both? Do the girls need 4g or more? They also want big screens. What are the advantages/disadvantages of that? I want to do right by these girls so I need all the help I can get.