If you were looking for a mid-range ($600-$700) laptop, what would you buy?
My mom is in the market for a new laptop after hers was damaged when a pipe broke in their house this past winter. Her insurance company is giving her $500 to replace it, but she's willing to add a bit more to get a good device.
She found this HP Envy (but with a 1TB drive) on sale locally at Best Buy for $699. The specs seem good for what she's looking for, but I'm not too techy and am wondering if there are better options around. She's mostly just an internet surfer and email junky, but does was a computer with decent speed that will last for a while as technologies advance. 15.4" or larger (the HP Envy she found is 17).