Ok well...... I decided it was a waste to doof off with a ancient laptop, so I went ahead and bought a fairly newer one. It'* a Thinkpad 570E. It is complete with a dock that holds a extra battery, and has a port replicator on the back. Also comes with a swappable floppy, 2nd hard drive adaptor, and I think a DVD-Rom drive. Has 192MB RAM, and a 20GB HDD. it definitely fits what I need it for, PLUS I can use it on the free wifi connection at the coffee shop. Only paid $110 shipped for it! It'* literally like new!