I am a multiply disabled autistic person, and it has been more than seven years since I had a reliable laptop computer. Ever since my Thinkpad T61 gave out after 7 good years of use, I've only been able to get other people's old and unwanted laptops. I want to get a reliable laptop that will last, and because I live on a partner's retail wages and government disability benefits, saving enough money for the laptop I need is not feasible for our family.
I have determined that $800 is what I need for a laptop that will suit my needs. I need the processing power and storage capacity to continue learning to develop for Android, which was something I'd started learning but had to stop when I only had someone else's aged laptop to work on.