@ess77 I just found this post from several days ago. About 7 years ago I decided to get a lightweight laptop to free up where and when I can use my computer. My first choice was a Surface Pro. It worked well for about a year and they had to be replaced because the connector socket went bad. The second Surface was an upgrade and worked even better than the first, for about a year. Then it would neither charge nor work off direct current. The third Surface was another upgrade that again lasted about a year. At that point I was tired of having to reprogram a new computer every year and started searching for the best laptop for my use. After many comparisons I decided on a year-old Lenovo model because the newer model had things I didn't want and that were causing some problems for users. I have been using it for 2 years with no problem (except user error) and plan to use it for a good while yet. I encourage you to do some internet searches for: best 2021 laptops; laptop reviews, and specific functions you know you want. One of the sites I always check for big ticket items is consumer reports. Lenovo has been a trusted brand in the top 10 for many years, and I recommend them as one of your first checks. Good luck.
Thank you, 2011panic! What a nice and helpful message. I have a good friend who has a Lenovo she uses all day, mostly for bridge playing! but loves it, finds it easy and didn't pay a fortune. I've looked at HP , saw a couple I liked w/large screens that I think I need to help me use it more comfortably. I'm going to consumer reports now, for this and for the FitBit watch I want.
Big help, you are, panic.
Thanks! Blessings to you, Elizabeth.