Cant go wrong with IBM Thinkpads.They cost more;but,they outlast most other brands by a fair amount.
T series IBMs Target corporate use and after 5 or more years fetch a good resale
price.Most others do good to last that long.
Bill Morrow @ www.thinkpads.com
sells new and used thinkpads from his home.
Good Luck which evr route you go......................
IBM T22 laptop,900mhz p3,20g hdd,512mb ram
IBM Netvista M42 40g hdd,1.8g p4,512mb ram
IBM Netvista 933 mhz p3,10g hdd,256 mb ram
Winbook laptop 400mhz p2
Dell 4600 2.8g cpu,120g hdd,256 mb ram(On bottom of list where pc of **** belongs)
768/128 DSL w/LAN(wireless G)