University laptop crash

  aitch2 19:20 02 Oct 06

My daughter has just started University and her laptop's hard drive has just failed.It was a HP Compaq NX9005, about 2 years old. I need to purchase a replacement so I've been looking for 512-1024ram, 80-100 HDD but I don't know which is the best processor Turion/ Centrino etc? She needs good battery life. Iv'e seen the Acer Aspire 5044 for £399, and the Acer 3102 for £469, both of which would probably fit the bill (£500 Max) Anything else I should look for? She only has 2 games, but studying languages and I'm hoping to future proof for the price so would the 64bit be better? Any help for panicking Dad much appreciated. Thanks,

  Haol 19:27 02 Oct 06

Go for Centrino and don't get a 64bit laptop. I would go for the Acer 3102.

  aitch2 21:11 02 Oct 06

Thanks for the help,

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