So I have recently assisted my boss in purchasing a Thinkpad W500 for his son to use as a machine for programming on, playing computer games, etc. He has, in return, offered to work out a deal on the computer the W500 is replacing, a burned out A31p (motherboard failed). The type number is 2653-R5U
The machine has 1 GB of RAM (512 x 2), and I believe a 40 GB hard drive in it.
Cosmetically, it is about what you would expect from a machine that's seen a near decade of use. The only glaring 'blemish' is the Lansing Community College decal printed into the lid - this machine was sold off as surplus a few years ago.
My chief interest would be in the LCD panel, as I have an A31p of my own, and it would be nice to have a spare parts machine on hand in case my own A31p has a mishap.
If I recall correctly, it has a docking station and two genuine power bricks as accessories.
My question is then, what is a reasonable base price for the laptop and its accessories?
Any input would be appreciated!
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