Another home-IT question: My wife would like a laptop, but we are feeling strapped for cash. We started poking around on eBay, and found a great many laptops, some for very low prices. Some are clearly under-powered (one was described as having a "roomy 1.2 Gig disk" and "loaded with 32 Meg of RAM"), but some seem reasonable.
But what should I look out for? I can already tell that I'll have to buy a new battery no matter what, because these used laptops always have flaccid batteries. What else? Anyone have any experiences with this sort of transaction?