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Old 05-08-2009, 10:17 PM
 
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Dell Latitude D505
Celeron-M 1.4Ghz
1.25GB RAM
i855 video
15" XGA screen
CD-ROM drive
Wifi
Legit Windows XP Pro OEM license code (I don't have any original media but I'd probably burn someone a copy of my OEM CD if they wanted)
NO hard drive (takes IDE)

I've looked on eBay and Craig's List but it's hard to get a good estimate because there's so many different configurations and I don't sell used stuff often enough to get a good feel for it.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:57 PM
 
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Tie a rope to it and use it as a boat anchor. That's about what it's worth.

Really...it's old, slow, has a small screen, has no HD and you'll pirate a copy of Windows for it. No thanks!
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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Yeah it's old and slow but plenty of people don't need anything that great. It ran XP fine before the drive died. I don't see how a 15" screen on a laptop is small. And there's no need to pirate Windows for it as the machine has the original OEM license code. If it had a DVD-ROM, I'd be tempted to keep it myself and stick Windows 7 on it but I don't think I want to mess with it.
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:25 AM
 
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I see 15" as a standard size for laptop, not small. My laptop has a 13" screen and pretty much the same specs as listed except for RAM(mine only has 512).
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:55 AM
 
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To actually answer the OP's question (which no one has done yet), I'd pay maybe $100 - $125 max for it. If you know someone that has a Dell you can use their XP Pro CD to do the Windows install on it and it'll be perfectly legit.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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My estimate has to lower than Dave's. There's no hard drive in it. Take the $125, subtract the price of the drive and that's where I'd be.

The cheapest drive I find at Newegg is $50 (40gb 4200rpm).

The problem you're running into is the drastically falling prices for new units. Every time I research a laptop for a client my jaw drops at what I can buy for under $500.

Don't understand the earlier reference to pirated software. Did the poster not read the OP?
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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Tek has a point, I was going on the fact that I have tons of spare laptop drives and wouldn't need to buy one.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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Funny how we forget that not everyone has a closet full of spare parts. I have actually rebuilt a closet in the bedroom I use as an office. Holds a lot of stuff!!!
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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Tek has a point, I was going on the fact that I have tons of spare laptop drives and wouldn't need to buy one.
Yeah I figure someone out there has a spare laptop drive they can throw in there, load Windows, and they've got a working machine for very little money. I was thinking of throwing it up on Craig's List for $100 and get maybe $75.
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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If it had a DVD-ROM, I'd be tempted to keep it myself and stick Windows 7 on it but I don't think I want to mess with it.
They are cheap, $28. You need a 8W007-A01 8W007 DELL D-Series 24X CD-RW / 8X DVD-ROM COMBO IDE. I just ordered a replacement for my 600m (takes same drive) as the drive is dead. I was fixing to repartition the drive to stick Windows 7 on it.

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