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Basic laptop

Looking to purchase a laptop. Mainly use it for wordprocessing (excel and powerpoint). I'd use my home computer to print and send via email. I guess wifi capability is a plus if I'm in free Wifi zone.

Saw ad below for an Acer laptop for $500 Canadian. Is it a good buy?

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AS5315-2848 laptop PC bundled with Corel Wordperfect X4 Office and McAfee Total Protection Anti-Virus software

Intel Celeron M560 processor of 2.1 GHz
1024 RAM
120 G hard drive
15.4" CrystalBrite WXGA TFT
Plays and burns CDs/DVDs
Windows Vista Basic
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Have MS Word but don't have Corel WordPerfect on home computer so will that be an issue?

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You'll hate it.

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That single core slow CPU and 1GB ram makes Vista such a slug that you'll agree later you wasted your money.

If you want Vista, shop for dual core CPUs and 2GB RAM.
Bob

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okay

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We still use WIN XP on the home computer so Vista is not that important. I reckon most new laptops come with Vista.

Any recommendations? Don't want to spend a fortune on the new models since not doing anything elaborate/fancy with the laptop.

Thanks R.Proftitt!

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Keep shopping.

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Do they have that EEEPC there for you to try out?

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