i only wish my laptop specs read like that, id suck it up and leave it alone, when "you" play quake, hl2, farcry, cod, almost 20gig there.
youll appreciate the faster extras, ive not used the 1.44 that came with my laptop ever. came out for the swcond double size battery, 200 bucks, upgrade to 512, the max, another150, still wont play any game worth spending money on, except civ2, thats the newest game i can play. Intel sucks at graphics
and look at dell, they are rated well, and you can configure most anything, on their site, pretty good prices. warranty means alot, its a portable.
all above is pertinant only if computer is for you, and will be used by her also.
if for her, sonys are nicely intigrated and equiped, i think frys outpost had one under your price on sale, my sony tho enemic, p3-900 , is very reliable, and still on the 2nd install of windows,2 going on 3 years now.