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Best old 12'' Laptop with 700+mhz and 256+mb

I am looking for a quality old/used laptop to use in addition to my desktop. This will be a supplimental computer that I will be carrying to class, use between classes, at the library, and at home on the couch with wireless. Preferable 12'' and under 5 lbs but anything small, light, and mobile will do. A wireless card does not need to come with the computer because I can just buy one. I will mostly use it for word, AIM, IE, etc. so I'm thinking 700mhz and 256mb ram (or better) will be sufficient. My goal is to find this used laptop for under $500 but please recommend any laptop that would suit my needs. In addition, I've been seraching ebay but are there any other places online to buy used or off lease laptops.

Also, a friend of mine suggested the Dell Latitude L400. Any comments on this laptop?

Thanks.
-A

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