I've thought about buying a used Thinkpad T60/61 or something for the reliability. I'd rather pay <$150 off craigslist/ebay. I'm wondering if it's worth it to save up for a more updated laptop with i3 and 4gb ram or something.
try boneyardpc.com my Buddy from work just got laptops for his kids for school there. he got 3 at $100 each and they all come with 1 year warranty. Even the battery. I was looking my self. not really alot of selection but the models they do have seemed nice for the price plus you cant beat the warranty.