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 $100 off the $559 price of the Lenovo IdeaPad 14" Laptop if you apply and are approved for the Amazon Rewards Visa Card. The combination of specs and price on this laptop makes this a great buy!
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, 8 GB of DDR4 RAM (compared to 4 GB of RAM for the vast majority medium-range computers) and a 256 GB SSD hard drive. It runs Windows 10.
The 256 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. And, unless you want to be doing high-powered video editing, the 8 GB are pretty good including for video.
There may be other laptops around the $500 mark, but this one for just a little more is by far the better deal!