The problem is, you have to make sure it can surf the web and write documents on Vista and Office 2007. This isn't XP anymore, much more demanding even for basic tasks.
2MB? I don't see any reason to be that cheap. I disagree, still think she needs at least 2GB, but at most 4GB.I have a desktop with a slower processor than that, an X1950 and 2mb of ram. As a barebones kit it cost me $250. It flies the above tasks, because I'm not gaming.