I said i'd help my sister buy a laptop, but i'm not really sure of the best way to go about it.
What she wants is something cheap (£300 -£400 ballpark, preferably lower end), it must
run xp or at least win2k3
1+ usb ports
1+ pcmcia slots
its not gonna be running games & battery life is pretty much unimportant.
I was thinking of something like 1GHz with 512MB ram, but my real problem is where to find one. All the main shops don't seem to sell old laptops, I'm wondering whether 2nd hand is the only option. I've seen a couple of refurbished laptop shops, but the choice seems very limited and the prices pretty high. Ebay doesn't seem that promising as they nearly all have dodgy disclaimers.