Oh and neither of those IBM's are working right now sadly. The screens crapped out on both and I'm now using a Inspiron 8600 with a Pentium M 1.7ghz, 1.5 GB of RAM and a ATI Radeon 9600 128MB graphics card.
I turned the person down because I looked up the model and found out how hard it is to access the hard drive. It's located on the backside of the motherboard and there's no access door to it. So you'd have to remove a whole bunch of stuff to get to it.
These were the specs of the Vostro A860 that I was offered for $300.
Intel ®Core™2 Duo T5870 (2.06GHz,2MB L2 Cache,800MHz FSB)
250GB3 SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 Blue
Wireless Networking 802.11b/g
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic, Service Pack 1, English
Ok this is going to sound kinda weird but I'm going to try this anyway.
The screen on my Mom's R40 is cracked and she really likes the feel of the older ThinkPads and with what she does online a real fancy laptop isn't needed. I'm not familiar or really up to figuring out how to change the screen right now, it seems kinda complicated for a novice anyway from the clips I've seen on YouTube.
What I'm looking for is an R40 similar to the working one in my signature or...