as much as i wanted to try and build my comp:
1. i realized i didnt really have the time to commit to that;
2. i could never get in contact with the guy i know who builds them.
therefore, i went ahead with the model above suggested by you.
it works just fine for what we use it for at home. thanks for your suggestion, xandubomb. and thanks to all who helped me.
i need help again!
im going to get a refurbished/recertified laptop to use pretty much the same way as the comp you (xandubomb) suggested. it will connect to the hp i purchased through a wireless router.
i have found these 4 laptops and i would like to get the best deal suitable for my usage, but pay the least for it (who doesnt?).
1. Dell Latitude D510 Laptop Notebook w/ 30 day wrnty=248.90 (incl. shipping)
Intel Celeron M 1.4GHz
1024 MB of RAM Installed
60GB Hard Drive
CDRW/DVD Drive Installed
Wireless Wifi Installed
Windows XP Pro Installed w/ COA on Case
14.1" TFT display monitor
Integrated Audio (AC'97 codec)
10/100 Network card Installed
56K Modem installed
Integrated video card
One (1) S-Video & One (1) VGA video out
Four (4) USB 2.0 Ports
One (1) Serial Port and One (1) Parallel Port
30 Day Warranty (Parts and Labor)
Power Adapter and Battery Included
2. HP NC6000 w/ 30 day wrnty=278.54 (incl. shipping)
Intel Pentium Mobile Centrino 1.6 GHz Processor
512 MB Ram (Exp. to 1 GB)
40 GB Harddrive
CD-RW/DVD-ROM (COMBO) Drive
Windows XP Professional
14.1" TFT Display
3.Lenovo ThinkPad T43 Notebook PC w/90 day wrnty=301.98 (incl. shipping)
Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz
Integrated Wireless 802.11 a/b/g
DVD-ROM, 14.1" XGA, Windows XP Pro, Black
4. Lenovo ThinkPad T40 Notebook w/ 90 day wrnty=310.96 (incl. shipping)
Intel Mobile Pentium M 1.5GHz
1GB and supports up to 2GB maximum memory
Hard drive 40GB
14.1" TFT display
Integrated Wireless 802.11b/g
Battery Lithium Ion 6 cell configurations
Microsoft Windows XP Pro
thanks in advance again.