This processor would give you the results you want. Meaning that it would be able to handle it, but it wouldn't be an impressive amount of power. With the upgraded amount of ram I would consider upgrading the processor to at least the next level, which I believe is 1.88GHz. However I know that ram is not cheap, and upgrading to 2GHz probably cost you, so taking a processor upgrade is going to add up with the upgraded ram will add up price wise. But if price isn't an issue I would consider upgrading the processor, with the amoutn of ram an upgraded procesor would be awesome, and just what you would need.
I am buying a laptop for school and nothing else. My most common programs are Firefox, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I always upgrade the amount of ram because I run several screens of Microsoft Office simultaneously. I think 2 GB of ram should be enough. This information leads to my question. Will the standard 1.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor be powerful enough?
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