Even if I purchase a new laptop, I will have XP put on it ( I have someone local who can change it out from Vista).
The laptop I have currently is a Dell 5160. It has a P4 3.2 Ghz processor. I have 512Mb memory in 2 slots so I guess I have a gig. I do have wireless and a CD player. And a 30Gb hard drive. I can replace the cracked motherboard with a Dell refurbished one for less than $250. I don't know what it will cost in labor.
Part of me wants a NEW laptop, but I want to be practical. I would rather spend $1100 on a new E1505, with an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7200 (2.00GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB), and a 2GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHZ, 2 DIMM memory, than waste my money on something that really isn't good. And I know so little that I just need a little help. Thanks.