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So, my office manager (a really nice lady in her 50s) just got laid off.
Her only computer access has been through work and a really old laptop her sister loaned her.
She is in need of a more permanent laptop solution. Help me, MSTT! You're one of only several hopes I have!
Her current plan is to go to Best Buy and get whatever they're offering. I think that this will likely end up a suboptimal solution. So, I turn to you guys. She needs something that offers:
Heavy MS Office usage
She won't be playing any screaming games on this, but bang-for-the-buck is important. I'm not 100% certain of her budget, but I expect something around $500 - $800 will be the most she can spend (she was, after all, just laid off, and this is coming out of her severance pay).
Since I know practically nothing about who's who in laptops these days, what brands should she be avoiding, looking for, etc.? What specific systems do y'all recommend?