reply to post by leolady
... OL's Budget Laptop recommendation.
Gateway ML 6732 (15.4" - P T2370 - Vista Home Premium - 3 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD)
Processor Intel Pentium T2370 / 1.73 GHz ( Dual-Core ) .
Memory 3 GB / 4 GB (max) .
Hard Drive 320 GB - Serial ATA-300 - 5400 rpm .
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium .
Display Type 15.4 in TFT active matrix .
Max Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA ) .
Graphics Processor Intel GMA X3100 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0 .
Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - Integrated .
Full Specs ...
Manufacturer: Gateway.Part Number:1015480R.General
Packaged Quantity 1 .System Type Notebook .OS Provided Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium .Service & Support 1 year warranty .Notebook type Budget
Midsize .Screen type Widescreen .Wireless capabilities IEEE 802.11g,
IEEE 802.11b .Processor / Chipset
CPU Intel Pentium T2370 / 1.73 GHz .Number of Cores Dual-Core .Cache L2 cache - 1 MB .64-bit Computing Yes .Front Side Bus 533 MHz .Chipset Mobile
Intel GM965 Express .Memory
RAM 3 GB ( 1 x 1 GB + 1 x 2 GB ) .Max RAM Supported 4 GB .Technology DDR2 SDRAM .Speed 667 MHz / PC2-5300 .Form Factor SO DIMM 200-pin .Slots Qty 2
.Empty Slots 0 .Storage
Hard Drive 320 GB HDD / 5400 rpm .Interface Serial ATA-300 .Storage Removable None .Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM .Optical Drive (2nd) None
.Hard drive type Portable .Display
Type 15.4 in .Max Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA ) .Widescreen Yes .Image Aspect Ratio 16:10 .Features Ultrabright .Audio & Video
Graphics Processor Intel GMA X3100 .Memory Allocation Technology Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0 .Max Allocated RAM Size 384 MB .Sound Microphone
.Compliant Standards High Definition Audio .Input
Multimedia control panel .Communications
Wireless 802.11b/g .Network Interface 10/100 Ethernet .Modem
Protocols & Specifications ITU V.92 .Max Transfer Rate 56 Kbps .Battery
Technology 6-cell Lithium ion .AC Adapter
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz ) .Output 65 Watt , 19 V , 3.42 A .Connections & Expansion
Expansion Bays None .Slots 1 x ExpressCard/54 ( 1 free ) .Interfaces 4 x USB 2.0,
LAN .Memory Card Reader 5 in 1 card reader ( xD-Picture Card ),
( SD Memory Card ),
( Memory Stick PRO ),
( Memory Stick ),
( MultiMediaCard ) .Software
Software Included Google Desktop,
Adobe Reader 8.1.2,
Microsoft Money 2007 Essentials,
AOL 9.0 (with 3 months membership included),
Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition (60 days trial),
Microsoft Works 9.0,
Norton Internet Security 2008 (60 days subscription) .Miscellaneous
Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately) .Dimensions & Weight
Width 14.1 in .Depth 10.4 in .Height 1.4 in .Weight 6.2 lbs .Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - Parts and labor - 1 year,
Limited warranty - Battery - 1 year .
Where to Buy:
It has the following cons ...
a] A 1 inch [aprox] smaller screen at 14.6 compared to the 15.4 inch sized monitor.
b] Microsoft Vista OS that comes pre installed with it.
c] It has a slower cpu speed of 1.7GHz compared to 2.3GHz as required by the provided specs.
And it has the following pros ...
x] It is very cheap at $200 for what one is getting in return.
y] It isn't to far behind in the required hardware specs dept.
z] It is 64bit technology.
Personal Disclosure: There were far cheaper refurbished laptops ... but I have avoided recommending anything that is not brand new. This one seems to
meet the budgetary requirements but may struggle when comes to performing under a large workload.
edit on 4-1-2013 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to strike incorrect screen size comparision. :shk: