I have a laptop also. Its a Gateway Solo 2500 400Mhz, 256 RAM, 4GB HD (need to get a bigger one), 2 USB ports, Built in- CD/DVD/CD-RW combo drive, and Built in Floppy Drive (Can install a superdisk drive too). I really like his puppy because you dont have to "hot-swap" the CD & Floppy drives like some of the newer models. Not to mention this thing has PLENTY of power, 4 Hour battery life with screen on, 5.5 with it off!
a LOT of laptops only last 2-3 hours so i REALLY like mine a bunch! I installed Windows XP Pro. recently too, and it runs very smoothly. Also have a wireless home network, and I put a wireless PCMCIA card in my laptop so I can go out in the garage and order parts online (we have DSL Internet too
) If youre lookin for a good laptop at a minimal cost with room and spped to do some other stuff on too, this is the baby to get.
Also, I heve Office XP and I built a Database in Access XP to keep track of clients, machine maintenance, etc. You name it, its more than likely in my "program". I didnt wanna spend monies on other software, so I built me a database. Works great!
for "Gateway Solo 2500". MOST sell between $100-$400.
Heres a pic of my laptop (before I put XP on it):