* 800 MHz processor or better
* 256 MB RAM if Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 2000
* At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space (preferably more)
She mostly just wants to run the SIMS games on her laptop and use it for AOL IM.
I'm looking for your expert advice on what kind of laptop to get for her (IBM; ACER; HP). Right now she has about $500 saved up. We've been searching on Ebay, but are overwhelmed a little bit.