stores and look at the turion notebooks, they are usually a bit chepaer than the Pentium M counterparts and offer the same performance.
I'm getting a notebook for my house where it will be the "second" computer, used almost solely for web surfing, though likely some word processing and DVD viewing, too. It will be on a wi-fi network.
It will not travel much, but might go somewhere for the weekend every once in a while. And I don't need a big HD for storage, or plan on any serious gaming.
So my biggest concern is speed of website loading. Ideally, I would get a Pentium M (v Celeron), 1GB RAM (v. 512), a 7200 rpm HD (v 5400), a dedicated video card (v shared) and a wi-fi net that runs at 108 MBPs (v 54).
But I can't afford all that.
So my questions are (1) Which of these components are the most critical for fast loading of sites; and (2) If slower/smaller than the ideal components above, can any be true bottlenecks. . .components that will slow everything down?