Really Crappy Laptop Question
I've decided I need a laptop. But I don't really have any money for one right now. So, of course, I'm going to do it anyway, but the key word is Budget.
I don't have much in store for this -performance wise- I just want to get an ethernet card on it, linux installed (probably Debian), at which point it'd be used for web browsing, email & creating documents (openoffice) and not much more.
From poking around ebay/half/froogle/etc I've found that I probably could pull off a useable used/refurbished/off-lease laptop for < $300. That's just about right.
But, because I have basically no laptop knowledge, the question is, what sort of hardware or manufacturers do I need to watch out for?