Hieronim Wiecek
Hieronim Wiecek voted up Smiley Crankenhoof's answer

Go to Shopgoodwill.com. You can get a very decent laptop there for under $100. (It won't be the latest and greatest, but that's probably not what you would expect anyway.) You just have to be patient, follow the auctions, and have a small amount of luck.

Hieronim Wiecek
Hieronim Wiecek voted up Korvo One's answer

I don't think so. You do well on your phone, and if you need to print something many library's have free use of computers and minimal charge for printing. (some even let you print for free). It depends totally on how much you use the computer and what you use it for.

Hieronim Wiecek
Hieronim Wiecek voted up DDX Project's answer

It's pretty much a basic necessity at this point. But for the elderly person that's not too big into technology or have hobbies relating to it (My 70 year old grandpa is a pro at Autocad), a mini netbook is really all you need.

https://www.google.com/chromebook/find/

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Hieronim Wiecek
Hieronim Wiecek voted up Smiley Crankenhoof's answer

Go to Shopgoodwill.com. You can get a very decent laptop there for under $100. (It won't be the latest and greatest, but that's probably not what you would expect anyway.) You just have to be patient, follow the auctions, and have a small amount of luck.