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Girlie Notebook

My gf is entering her final year of studies as she's going to write her diploma. In aid of her studies she wants a laptop computer although she's not willing to spend much ($1200 max). I find the Dell 510M to be an excellent prospect considering the facts - it runs on a Pentium M (Dothan if chosen) has a sharp screen, isn't too bulky and should be powerful enough to suit her needs. I would like to know any views regarding the Dell 510m or even other recommendations.

The only spec I find antagonizing is the low memory included in the standard package. I've noticed people around the net stating that it's not really an issue - you can just pick up more later and install it yourself. Where do you recommend I get this extra memory from? In this respect quality comes before price.

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For wordprocessors, even 256 MB does fine for me. In fact, I'm using my laptop right now. It's the old p3-600 MHz, 256 MB and Windows 2000. I use Open Office on it all the time.


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Fry's electronics is an outstanding source if you live in the west or southwest. For example, I just bought a Kingston (good brand) of PC2700 512mb (333mhz) notebook memory yesterday for only $69.99 after a $20 rebate (this is a sale from last Friday to Tuesday 8/17).

CompuUSA has similar deals on PNY notebook memory when on sale as well.

Crucial is a great everyday compatible website for memory.

Look at,, etc for compatibility charts online for your notebook.

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