Needing some somple advice!

  Welsh Jon 21:31 29 Jun 2008

I'm quite competent at using the basic computer stuff though having moved and now living in a much smaller room I'm thinking that my desktop pc must soon be replaced with a laptop. Though I'm quite confused about what I should do?

The computer I have now reads in the bit what says the spec:

Intel (R)
Pentium (R) D CPU 3.4 GHz
3.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM

And then 111 GB Of memory capacity.

I only really have the understanding of a kid about what this stuff means, but I'm just after something that will run the internet, Microsoft Office and will cope well with a 3D design software (like Inventor or Solidworks)

Do the newer processors work more efficiently that 1.8 GHz will run the same? Is Duo core much better concidering that as far as I know 1 program will only run on 1 core (unless designed otherwise ... but I cant see me buying this)?

Could sombody point me in the direction of a company or laptop perhaps that would be suitable? (I dont have much over £500 to spend either!

Many thanks,


  Welsh Jon 21:31 29 Jun 2008

Sorry also about the spelling! Just noticed.

  grey george 22:18 29 Jun 2008

You need to find the requirements of the software you mentioned and then check them against the system you are interested in. If a desktop replacement and you use the number pad a lot look for a machine with a separate number pad these are normally 17” screens or bigger. Also most new laptops will be running Vista is the software you are using compatible?
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  woodchip 22:58 29 Jun 2008

If you can squeeze the Desktop in I would stick with what you have as a Laptop is mostly un-upgradable plus if it goes wrong it can cost nearly as much as a new Laptop to repair it

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