My computer is not working. It is over four years old and the b and n keys were not working, so I thought there was a problem with the keyboard. Then the computer stopped turning on, which makes me think it is the motherboard. It is an HP L2000 Limited Edition. I don't think I should pour anymore money into it because I have already had to wipe the hard drive and reinstall Windows because of previous problems. I am planning on buying a new laptop next fall before attending law school. I need a cheap laptop for the interim period and was considering buying used. I found an Acer Aspire 5100 with 2GB of memory, 100GB hard drive, Windows XP home, Microsoft Office Enterprise, Adobe, and Karsinsky Security Suite. The full specs are here: http://cgi.ebay.com/Acer-Aspire-5002WLMi-G...CH:US:101#rpdId
Right now the price is at 149.99 on ebay with $9.99 in shipping. How much would you pay for this computer? Do you think it will last a year? Is there anything I should try with my old computer first? Does anyone know another reliable source for a laptop for under $200.
There is a 3 day return policy, in which I would just have to pay return shipping ($10.00) I am just very worried about getting scammed so if anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you so much!