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Another "Is this a good deal?" question.

Hi all,

So I'm getting to the point where I need to replace my aging Dell Latitude D600. I bought it refurbished 3 years ago, and it's served me well so far but is starting to struggle with up-to-date software and needs to be put into semi-retirement.

I have what I think are fairly typical computer usage habits - primarily web browsing and email, streaming TV / movies, and writing college papers. I'm not really a gamer, but do go through occasional periods of Sims 2 and Flash game addiction.

(Also, possibly TMI but relevant, my recently-ex-boyfriend is keeping the PS3 since I only ever used the thing for watching Blu-Rays, and I don't currently own a TV which makes picking up a cheap Blu-Ray player a non-option at the moment.)

As I'm sure you've guessed, I'm not in the market for a high-end laptop.


I've been looking at this one at Best Buy, but I'm really not computer-savvy enough to know if it's as good a deal as it seems. Here are the basic specs for people who don't want to click the link:

- HP G62 15.6"
- AMD Phenom II X4 P940 Processor, 1.70 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache
- 320 GB Hard Drive, 5400 RPM, 4 GB RAM
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Chipset
- Blu-Ray SuperMulti DVD

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