Ok, I'm shopping for a laptop for my cousin. She doesn't need anything overly powerful, but it needs to not be antiquated too quickly. I think I've narrowed it down to these two options. They are both Compaq and almost identical. There are only two differences and I'd like your opinion on which is better: Here's what they both have in common: Windows XP Home 512 MB RAM 60 GB HD DVD/CD-RW Combo drive 802.11b/g with 10/100 ethernet and 56k modem 15.4" WXGA Widescrees Microsoft Office 2003 Basic (includes Word, Excel, Outlook) 12-cell battery (instead of standard 8) 2 year warranty Here's the differences: Machine A has an Intel P4 2.8GHz, but has shared graphics memory (so it's pulling from the oh-so-precious RAM) Machine B has AMD Athalon64 3000+ 1.8GHz and has a 64MB NVidia GeForce 4 440GO So my tradeoff is between the processor and the video card. They are both priced at $1372.99 after all incentives and rebates. Also, if you can point me to something cheaper that'd be great, but it must have some version of Office on it which rules out everything at BestBuy and most other retailers.