I'm not fond of laptop computers in general, but I find myself in a situation where one would be useful for a week or two, after which I'm not sure whether it would be more than a paperweight. With that in mind the Compaq CQ56-115DX is on sale, but this is the last day. It's so far the lowest priced full sized laptop I can find locally.
It has an AMD V140 processor, which I know nothing about, ATI Mobility Radeon 4250 graphics, and an unspecified wireless chip. Only information is Wireless-B+G+N. Has anyone had any experience running Linux on one of these or a similar Compaq/HP unit? Would it be worth the $299.00 price as a Linux machine, or is it more trouble than it's worth?