Is this laptop worth anything?
My brother has an old laptop he got on ebay maybe 3-4 years ago. He is probably going to buy a new one around christmas and wants to sell his old one. I was thinking of buying it from him and wanted to know if it is worth anything at all. It is a Sony Vaio VGN-FJ290. I think these are the specs.
# Intel Pentium M 750 (1.86GHz) Mobile Processor
# 1GB PC2-4200 DDR2 Memory
# 100GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
# 8x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner
# 14.1" WXGA (1280x800) Wide Screen LCD
# Intel GMA 900 Integrated Graphics with 64MB Shared Memory
# v.90 56Kbps Modem, 10/100 Ehternet and 802.11b/g Wireless
# Three USB 2.0, FireWire, Type II PC Card Slot and Memory Stick Slot
# 13.4" x 10" x 1.3" @ 5.3 lbs.
# Windows XP Professional, MS Works 8.5, VAIO
The optical drive is not working properly and he uses an external drive. The wireless switch is broken and he uses a USB adapter for Wi-Fi. Something was goofy with the hard drive for a while but I think that problem is gone now(maybe?). I would probably use it for just internet browsing and listening to music and maybe very, very light gaming. I would probably reinstall XP on it. I think he has the disc.
I don't think it is worth anything more than $25 but he wants like $150-200 for it.
Can you help me convince him it isn't worth that much?!?