I finally convinced my boss to allow me to get one and I ended up with a really nice one. 1.66 Ghz dual core processor, widescreen display, over a gig of memory and a DVD burner.
I'm so pumped. I had a budget of $800 and found a VAIO for $799. The one I wanted was a little 12" screen one that was awesome. Too bad it was $2200. Oh well. At least now we have a computer at home, or wherever we take it. Ah, the sweet joys of tenacity. JM