Laptops are also a great idea, because sometimes they crash when you need them the most, and you really need a second one that’s ready to go. But you may not have the money then. Why not buy one now at a discount?
It also works as a gift.
Amazon is offering a great discount (29% off, $299.99 from $419.99) on a Lenovo IdeaPad 11.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop. I’ve read great things about the IdeaPad, and Lenovo is a brand I’m happy with. I have one Lenovo laptop from the days before touchscreens, and it’s been working without any hiccups at all. That’s pretty good.
This one has a good processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, Windows 8, and a 500 GB hard drive. It’s what I’m using now on two laptops, and I can do lots of things on them besides writing (large photos, HD video, video editing). The 500 GB hard drive is not enough these days, with HD videos and large files from digital cameras, but you can get an external hard drive (sold at a discount this week), and you’re set. And, unless you want to be doing high-powered video editing, the 4GB are pretty good. And it’s all an EXCELLENT deal for $299.99.