well she mentioned some online games... flash based and the like, but she didn't mention anything "demanding" so my thoughts were to go with a dx11 gpu just for future compatability. I highly doubt that she is interested in COD L4D or anything like that. She knows absolutely nothing about computers (i think the only problem her current laptop has is malware) but she is convinced that she needs a new one. I just love helping people out who don't want to listen to anything you tell them.
I may look for something different than that being as the gpu uses ddr3(i looked it up after reading your posts), my assumption was that it would use ddr5. thanks for the info.
is there a mobile gpu i should be looking for? should i be concerned with a dx11 card for her or no?
My thoughts on general specs are:
2 core processor (clock speeds probably more important for her application than extra cores)
not concerned about HDD space, if she fills it up, i'll tell her to get a dock and i'll get the HDD out of her current laptop to put into it.
decent GPU just because she is going to want it but i don't think she needs it.
4 gb ram
thoughts and suggestions welcome