So i was digging through some crap in the basement and i found this old ass Thinkpad that my dad used to have for his work. Anyway i figured i could really use a laptop for internet/word so why not try to bring it back to life.
Its not the prettiest but it gets the job done. Im actually liking the really squarish style it has going on lol.
Long story short, i spent about a $100 in parts that will hopefully get it back on its feet. New battery, more RAM, new HDD, and some keys that were missing. Still waiting for all this to get here but the computer is running great for being about 8 years old. Im really impressed with the engineering and smarts that went into making Thinkpads, its a shame more people don't use them. The thing even has a light where a web cam would be so you can see what your typing in the middle of the night.(back-lite keyboard are overrated :P).
I also had a bunch of stickers laying around and got kind of carried away:
Anyway thought id share my Thinkpad experience. If you can get one of these for cheep or even free do it, its a great piece of hardware. Just install some good old xp or ubuntu/mint and you have yourself a pretty un-stylish netbook.