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What CPU & RAM needed for a laptop PC to track customer database and GPS?
Kent
Hi, I own a business that stocks ponds with fish. I was looking to get a laptop to track customers database as well as use for GPS. I can get a few older machines to use for this but want to use Vista. What would be the minimum processor and RAM I could get by with? Also what about the Acer Aspire One, I think they run XP. Anyway any suggestions would be appreciated. Kent
dtong22
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Originally Posted by Kent
I can get a few older machines to use for this but want to use Vista. What would be the minimum processor and RAM I could get by with? Also what about the Acer Aspire One, I think they run XP. Anyway any suggestions would be appreciated. Kent
Why would you want to load up older pc with Vista? I think the min ram is like 2 G at least.
XP is more than enough for gps and customer database
That is from a relative non-expert

Daniel
taoyue
Vista runs fine on 1 GB RAM. There are several potential reasons to run Vista over XP. However, for the two scenarios mentioned -- GPS and customer database -- there is no particular reason to prefer Vista over XP.

GPS navigation software does not require a high-performance computer. Your choice should really be determined by other factors. Since you seem to like the Acer Aspire, you may want to check out a board dedicated to it, like: http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/
Kent
Thanks for the replies. I have recently switched to Vista on my main computers and was concerned about compatability if I used XP on the laptop. I will visit the other forum. Thanks, Kent
Mandolin Guy
Get the newer machines. They're relatively inexpensive unless you load them up with a lot of stuff you don't need. And, in my opinion, you can't have too much RAM. Everything is graphics-intensive now and graphics carry a lot of bytes with them. I'd rather have the RAM and not need it than need the RAM and not have it. It won't go bad.

If they're for the business, you can write 'em off.
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