BUT you didn't tell what internet connection you have. Some have DSL and write your story.
Look for any DUAL CORE CPU and you'll likely fare a lot better.
My hard drive crashed today, and I had to get something just to get online to shop, read reviews, search forums, etc for another laptop.
I had a 2003 Dell Precision M50 laptop, and it was still running great. It was $3000 in its day, although I bought it in 2005 for $500 used.
I went to Wal-Mart, and they had this Compaq Presario CQ56-219WM on rollback for $278. It seems to be ok speed-wise for general surfing the web, but I watch a lot of movies onine. The movies (all of them) are stopping/buffering more often, are more blotchy to watch, and not as crisp or defined during movie watching especially during fast moving scenes .
I know $300 (tax included) is a low price, but I have 15 days that I can return it. So, I'm hoping to find something that watches movies better (and surfing the web).
Is there a better option for $300 or just a little more????