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Looking at laptop deals on Prime day. Need a budget laptop with atleast 8 Gb RAM, with touch screen, and possibly detachable screen. Honestly everything is so overwhelming so asking for advice and recommendation. Don’t want to go over $600 to $700 range. This will be used mainly by my young kids... and occasionally by me.

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Look at Microsoft surface models - in your situation this will likely be one of the best options. I see they have good discounts on Amazon FR, I presume same in the US.

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On Black Friday I bought myself a generation old MacBook Air for less than $600 on Amazon. I’m not sure the comparison to Prime Day.

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Why not an iPad Air? You will get a longer life than a cheap laptop and with iPad os 14 it’s basically a desktop interface if you want it to be.

Actually good point - I would advise to get iPad so ignore my surface advise unless you absolutely 100% need windows machine

if its for your kids, why not buy a good Chromebook?

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Thanks everyone .... just bought IPad. Came close to buying surface, but kids preferred iPad.

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