This is actually for a friend of mine. I'm attempting to help his sister find a laptop for university.
Basically her needs are fairly simplistic. She needs a laptop for basic internet surfing, Microsoft Word for writing, talking on MSN, etc. Needs to be able to support WinXP fairly comfortably (for networking). Something say in the 600Mhz+ range, 256mb RAM, 10-20gig HD...etc. Onboard wireless networking is also a bonus but I can work out something with a wireless card if it doesn't have wireless built in.
Must be in decent condition ie. screen can't be toast, keyboard can't be shot, etc.
The ceiling is $500 and I think that's pretty fair for the system specs I've laid out. So, if anyone has something that meets those requirements and would like to offload it, send me a PM.