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 discount (8% off, $416.22 from $449.99) on a Lenovo IdeaPad 14" Laptop. The combination of specs and price makes this a great bargain!
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 256 GB SSD hard drive (compared to 256 GB or even 128 GB in most other cases). 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 $350 mark, but this one for just a little more is by far the better deal!