I would really like to buy a new laptop, but I am also on kind of a budget. Right now my laptop is an old IBM Thinkpad A22m. It was a great laptop for the time, but the P3 just isn't cutting it anymore. I really like IBM and would love to support them, but they are very expensive, I was also looking at Mac's powerbooks, but likewise, those are very pricey.
Any suggestions on a good, reasonably priced laptop? I'm thinking around 800-1000
Also, I have heard about people taking parts of laptops that they buy off of ebay and putting them together to make a "refurbished" laptop, I would also like to get some insight on that if any be available