After the devastating disaster of spilling water into my laptop, I am looking into purchasing the cheapest new one I can find...
We are looking for
-functionality of university studies
-some media but no gaming
I Have been looking at Dell (I now you all scorn) and they have two computers:
AMD Turion 64 but only 512MB for $699CAN
AMD Sempron with 1GB for $709CAN
Both the upgrade to a better processor or more memory is $50... So what should I do?
If you have any other suggestions of better deals please tell me but they must be this price.
If you are willing to upgrade in the future, go with the Turion, but if you don't want to, go with the 1 GB of RAM. The Turion and the Sempron are almost the same thing, the Sempron just has a smaller L2 cache (and no SSE3 instruction set on older chips). What are the speeds? Overall, I think the 1 GB of RAM will make much more of a difference than a faster processor.
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