I found 2 HP refurb Compaq Athlon 64's for 738 and 839 respectively delivered to my doorstep (that's US bucks) and they are not featherwieghts. The cheaper was the 1.8GHz and the other was the 2.0GHz. Both have about all you can get on them except the DVD recorder which was not something I want in a laptop anyhow. One unit had the floppy drive, but I haven't used such in years. The model numbers are DP533AV and DP541AV. One's a widescreen and the other isn't. And they seem quite fast and the displays are great for the presentations I do on the road.

You should go shopping and see if something out there is at the price and what you like. There are some real nice units out there after the holiday seasons.

Bob