So my laptop of 4 years went kaput on me yesterday. The thing has always ran hot, but it finally cooked itself yesterday (On the first day of classes, in the middle of class no less). It'll still turn on for about 20-30 minutes, but will overheat and automatically shut off within that time.
I believe it was a Toshiba Satellite A105 (Or something like that)
1.6 GHz Celeron M
1gig of RAM
60G Hard Drive
The thing is, I don't need much more than that. I did a bit of gaming on it (Pretty much just Blizzard games. WoW, D2, Starcraft, Warcraft 3, ect.) so I'd like one that would at least be able to handle what I did previously, but I don't need much more. A little bit more RAM and a slightly faster processor would be nice (I had to run WoW on all the lowest settings besides Draw Distance) but I don't want to spend too much.
Would I be able to get a laptop remotely close to what I had anywhere close to 300? I'm a fulltime college student with a shitty part time job (I mean real shitty), so money isn't exactly the easiest to come by.
Another question related to all of this - I know theres places that will buy old Desktop computers for spare parts, but are there any places that will do so for Laptops? I mean my old one works, it just overheats, but I assume theres at least some things that are salvageable there. If so, where would I go to do something like that/find a place that would do so?
Sorry if this is the wrong place for this. just looking for some advice.