My lap top is dying, no question about it.
I need a cheap, functional lap top to hold me over for no more than six months or so. I mainly need wireless capability, and possibly a CD drive. Mostly the wireless though.
Looking for cheap, as it will just be a temp machine anyways.
I wouldnt normally recomment this but you could look into getting a Dell Inspiron Mini. Or if you are looking for something even cheaper you might want to look into the"worlds cheapest laptop", the Impulse. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carapelli_Computers#World.27s_Cheapest_Laptop
Staples had some nice laptops for sale this week for under $600.00 (one HP 17 inch for $449.00 after rebate).
Used is always a posibility if you only need a short time frame.