Originally Posted by jwakamud
i have toshiba. works pretty well. i wouldnt go with less than 2ghz processor (do they still make less? i have looked in . . . over 3 years) and 1 gig ram. pref single-stick of ram with extra ports rather than 2 - 512 bc you might not be able to upgrade to 2 - 1gig sticks. wifi seems pretty standard on most laptops lately.
Processors really are rated more than on just speed nowadays. The push now is to make lower megaherz processors that can do more processing within a clock cycle. My Dell is a Pentium M 1.6Ghz.
I'm with you on the amount of RAM. Some RAM does have to be paired, but typically not for laptops from what I have seen.