Cheap laptop, anyone?


Anyone know a good place (other than EBay) to find cheap used laptops? I want to find something small, light, and able to run DragonFly, natch.

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  1. Eli Green says:

    I suppose it depends on how powerful you want it, but I’d check http://www.retrobox.com/

    They have PIIIM’s for less than $300 and P4M’s for less than $500.

    And they come with a clean slate, no OS on it so you’re not paying for XP.

  2. Russell Kneebone says:

    Overstock.com always seems to have a selection of PIII Thinkpads, the T series being small and light (and pretty compatible with other OSes). They start around the low 400’s for an 800MHz and go up from there.

  3. That retrobox.com site may be just what I need. under $100 and light fits the bill – not pretty, fast, or even necessarily complete.

  4. Joe "Floid" Kanowitz says:

    Some places I’ve used have been the venerable compgeeks.com and PCSurplusOnline.com, the latter of which often has N%-off deals if you get on their spam list. Then there’re the Wal-Mart.com laptops, and TheInquirer is doing a semi-weekly roundup of the best deals on new stuff. (Seems like you can get something from the AXP-M range for around $500 these days, but I haven’t been looking closely.)

  5. Joe "Floid" Kanowitz says:

    Oh yeah, and AuctionDepot.com is another less-obvious option, though I’ve never actually ordered from’m. No laptops this week.