Is this 64 bit processor laptop good for me?
I want to buy a laptop, and it will be my main PC for the coming years. I don't want to spend more than 1000 euros, and preferably less.
I saw a laptop with a 64 bit processor that is well within this range:
HP Pavilion ZE2345 AMD Turion 3000+ 64 bit/2x256MB DDR/60GB/15"TFT (XGA)/ATI Xpress 200M/DVD writer ±R/±RW (DL)/6-1/56K/IEEE1394/LAN/XPH
for 640.00 EURO ex. VAT (www . acesdirect . nl).
The most resource intensive tasks it will be performing is running my self written inefficient simulation programs (coded in Matlab). Maybe I'll do some video editing/transcoding with it too.
And ofcourse I want to run Linux on it. I'm not very good at configuring and I would prefer not to spend too much time on that.
Is this 64 bit processor laptop a good one for me? Or would my money be better spend on a higher clocking speed or a larger memory?
Thanks in advance! :-)