I wouldn't have a problem with either but that game would have me back to your average Intel i3 w/4GB RAM laptop in no time.
I can't say anyone would be happy with the netbooks you listed for The Sims. As to changing the hard drive, please don't.
I'm looking to buy another laptop, as it seems my old dell xps m1210 is about ready to retire....
I'm not looking for a powerhouse, just looking for something small "11inch or under" to do the following
HD movies "HDMI is a must"
maybe some lite gaming "Sims 3 / WOW" No need to be at max details
Small and portable, I commute to and from work, and also have to carry my computer around from class to class to show some videos to my students "some are hd"
I have been looking at two laptops, but am not sure which one would be best.
1) Samsung N510
2) Samsung x118 "I think it is only available here in China"
Celeron U2300 1.2gh
The store will upgrade my hd from 5400rpm to 7200 for free with either unit.
I figure the processer in the x188 is better but the ion in the N510 is better than the x4500.... both are about the same price, around 650usd
Hope you can give me some advice on which would be the best bet, or if there are others like these that would be better.