so i just bought a laptop from lost - a fairly nice compaq presario 1275 with a dead battery for about a hundred and fifty bucks. i can pick up a replacement battery for about fifty to seventy.five dollars and it'll be back in business again. score and a half! now i can use dreamweaver somewhere besides my office and i'll be far more productive than i was on my generic p133. yay!
if you care, here's a picture of the same model i dug up online: