1. Go to local computer store and buy cheapest possible refurbished computer.
This will cost 350-375ish. Will probably either come with a pentium, celeron, or e450, and will be a 15 inch computer.
2. Buy a crappy random atom powered laptop from chinese website.
Powered by an atom, 2gb ram, etc. Very slow, but maybe sufficient?
Something like this:http://www.dhgate.com/13-quot-notebook-intel-n570-dual-core-bt/p-ff80808132a374110132a3dd133958b9.html?recinfo=8,1,2
3. Fix an unused thinkpad T43p.
Crappy pentium M cpu, 128mb ram, broken hdd. I will probably upgrade it to 2gb ram and put in a cheap ssd.
So, what do you guys think will give the most satisfactory result, and which path would result in the best value?