My old Sony PCG-F580 is near retirement and I'm thinking about getting a new Dell Vostro 1500 laptop and putting Vector on it. I'd like to know how compatible is the following hardware with it.
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5470 (1.6GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
Will Vector be able to utilize both cores?
15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Display (1280 X 800)
128MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8400M GS or the 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8600M GT
I haven't decided which video card to get. Will there be a problem with drivers for either card?
2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 DIMM
How big a swap partition will I need with this much memory? Or do I still need one at all?
120G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
8X CD/DVD Burner w/ double-layer DVD+R write capability (not sure of the make)
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Wi-Fi Mini Card
Again, will this work or is this card generally incompatible with Vector? Should I go with the Dell Wireless-N 1550 mini card instead?
And of course it has the standard Dell mouse touchpad.
Any input would be most appreciated, thanks...