MAFinOKC; Hi Welcome to the forum.
My input, Your laptop has a celeron processor and I doubt "pae" enabled, thus ubuntu will not run. However lubuntu will scream on your lappie. As others advise boot up the install disk -> "try" mode ( be advised may have to edit the kernel boot line with acpi_osi="linux parameter) and play with lubuntu, see if you like it and all devices work.
I left windows behind a long time ago and have never looked back. The only advantage to keeping windows that I am aware of is:
a. games you are fond of;
b. Any proprietary applications that you can not leave behind, -- I am unaware of any windows aps that an alternative is not available in 'buntu.
What else can I say, but welcome to our world, may be a steep learning curve departing from windows and learning a different operating system; but, believe me the effort is well worth it !
my 2 pounds worth ==> BDQ