They are nice machines, but I wouldn't pay over $50 for one (luckily I didn't have to for mine). I am looking for an A30p for the last of the Pentium III line for my collection. Ebay has been great for finding T2x machines cheap and in working condition, but sucks for A2/A3x machines in my experience. Too many power issues on the A series, plus BIOS corruption.
Stick 1GB of RAM and run XP and you have a decent computer for simple tasks. I just can't see lugging it around anywhere (which is what causes reliability issues with old large laptops bouncing around) because of the size and weight. They seem to be made for desktop use (which is probably why the A line died out). Anything that old can be problematic, and fixing an ancient laptop tends to be not worth the cost).
Do the vast majority of computer users need a top of the line computer for their daily tasks anyway?
Collection: 310ED, 350C, 360C, 365C, 365XD, 380D, 380XD, 380Z, 390E, 390X, 560X, 600, 600E, 701C, 750CS, 755C, 755CD, 760C, 760CD, 760ED, 760EL, 760XD, 760XL, 765L, 765D, 770, 770E, 770Z, T21, T22, T23, T30, A20P, A21P, A22M, A30, A31, A31P, T40, T42, T43P, T60, T61, R32, R40, R52