They aren't all overpriced. There are ThinkPad bargains to be had. Most are very solid. I can't say enough good about IBM service and support.
As far as games, wide range there between what you need for Solitare and Quake.
Great for the former.
I was wondering if anybody can give me any information on IBM and their thinkpad notebooks (lookin to buy the R50). I hear they are very expensive but worth the money, and i also hear they are made well and last a long time. Many have told me that they are mostly just used for business purpose, but i plan on using it for everyday use such as email and downloading songs/videos, maybe even playin a game or two. Is this the right notebook for me or should i be looking into something different? If anybody can give me any information on them it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! ~Dan