About $350(after discounts) for a HP laptop with 17" screen. A quality bargain! The old one still works fine except generating too much heat now. I do not subscribe to Office, about $100 per year. I use about 300 G for my current lap top. This one has 1T, overloaded to me. It is faster due to a faster processor and/or software. Will not use emails on this one for security.
Will look for Google's Word that is supposed to be free. Turbo Tax is a money maker and you have to buy a new one every year.
PC has become a commodity. For most folks, there is no need to upgrade for the speed and new features.
Summary for investing from this experience:
Up: The maker of Turbo Tax.