small laptop help please

  novatron 14:43 28 Feb 2006
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Hi, I was hoping someone might have some ideas to solve my problem. For university I need a small portable computer of some sort. It has to be able to create word docs, surf the net via the university wi-fi network, I’m not bothered about games, etc. My main needs are that it is smaller than an average laptop so it can fit into a rucksack, I’m not bothered about battery life as I will always use it next to a power point. I was thinking of a second hand sub-notebook, as I mentioned before not bothered if the battery life is only minutes.

The problem is I’m on a limited budget (being a student) so can’t afford to just go out and buy the latest kit, is buying something second hand very risky? If I do buy second hand what should I buy?

Thanks
Stuart

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