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While they're all cheap junk today, stay as far away from HPs as you can. Of all the plastic on laptops theirs is the most brittle. The hinges exert too much pressure on the little plastic cups that hold the brass inserts they screw into.
I'm a big fan of Dell and recommend getting a refurbished one[^]. They come with a full warranty and you can get some amazing deals. I recommend getting one with Windows 7[^] and an SSD. Don't worry about the amount of RAM - you can easily add more yourself. Feel free to email me if you have questions.
One more thing - refurbished Dells come with ZERO bloatware - nothing but the OS!
The stock market crash. In both cases half of your money is gone, but after the stock crash your old dragon still makes your life miserable. So, you are a very fortunate man if you can trade her in for a new notebook. Don't wait too long.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
In that realm, I bought a refurbished Dell M6500 laptop. It's rather heavy as it's referred to as a portable desktop. Nice keyboard. Two HDD. It really is nice to work on. It's bottom of that line, an i5, but they go up from there if you got the money.
Refurb: $399 (in USA, at least).
That being said, I could also recommend you get a bare-bones and put it together, yourself. It doesn't save that much money these days - but you pick all the parts and have all the various manuals should a fix be needed. Depending upon what she'll do with it, and that she might be use to other O/S's due to cell phone usage, you can load Ubuntu or other Linux - save about $100 and get better performance (and less chance of her getting infested from online evil).
One last thing: I don't go anywhere near Lenovo systems - I just plain don't trust them (china has shipped spyware laden machines, before).
Not sure of the Lenovo quality. I've got a top end 17" Lenovo Ideapad gaming laptop, bearing in mind these things had an RRP of £2.5k I had to send 2 back before getting one that had no faults. Not a great start and customer service was dire until I posted on their Facebook page stating how poor the customer service was, funnily enough I had a response within 8 minutes and everything went top speed after that.
It took exactly 1 month from ordering the laptop to getting a working one. I also had to order the third one as they are unable to send a second replacement which meant at one point I had payed for 2 of them. In fairness to Lenovo they did give me a discount for my inconvenience.
First fault was not obvious as the laptop did work so would not surprise me if there are other laptops out there with the same fault with the owners not aware of it. Second fault was one of the fans clearly did not work, on a machine with on overclocked i7 and GTX 1070 this is fairly important. And I would have thought fairly easy to spot in quality control.
That aside it is a lovely laptop if you can get a fully functioning one, how long will it last who knows.
A new wife, factoring in the cost of divorce and/or possible alimony and/or child-support, may be more expensive, but, in the long run may give you more pleasure.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
It all depends on what she will be using the computer for.
If it's just browsing, emailing and watching online videos then a chromebook is a good choice.
Printing can be a bit of a faff apparently(I don't own a chromebook), however she could share documents with you to print from your own computer.
Chromebooks are cheap and there is very little than needs supporting with them.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
depends. Take her into a store. Bestbuy for instance let her try some out. Find out what she likes. Screen size, keyboard layout etc. In the end for my wife it came down more to ergonomics than power of the computer. We tried iPad pro, Surface, some Dell Laptops etc...
Ended up with the Surface pro. It was the one she liked best. Costs a bit more. But I think it was worth it for a happy wife.
To err is human to really mess up you need a computer