Second hand Laptop - minimum specs?

  freyabo 18:27 21 Oct 2008
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Hi,
I want to buy a cheap laptop as a second PC. What sort of specs should I look for to get a reasonable performance?
Will be used only for web surfing, watching BBCi, online videos, etc.

I recently had Virgin broadband installed, and am using an old Pentium III lappy on my home network.
It's a painful experience! Everything takes an age to open, and after about an hour of surfing things virtually grind to a halt. Also, the one USB port is broken, and I'm desperate to get something with a bit more oompth!

I've been looking on Ebay, but the specs, like Pentium M, Pentium 4 etc. mean nothing to me :(

I don't have much to spend, but hopefully I'll be able to get something a bit more useable.

Cheers,
Anne

  freyabo 18:59 21 Oct 2008

I've posted this in the Consumerwatch forum, so please ignore

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