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Is the Lenovo Flex 5 13.3 i3 8gb RAM at Costco ($300) the best bang for my buck?

I need a new portable laptop for writing, watching YouTube/movies, and maybe some light light gaming (basic little indie games/android.)

I’m a park ranger so I spend a lot of time off the internet so something to take with me to write on and watch downloaded movies and shows is basically all I need. It would also be awesome to be able to play little single player indie games (ie max demand would be something like Firewatch if I had to guess) and emulators (Gameboy/Gamecube/PlayStation 2 maybe).

My budget is low because… man who really needs to spend that much for those capabilities? Windows and Mac can be so expensive, and many Chromebooks seem pretty capable for under $50 so why not.

The Lenovo Flex 5 for $300 at Costco that was recently posted here seems like an awesome deal, but if is it really the best deal for my money? Really my budget is right around $300 so hearing it’s praise I figured I’d ask if it’s the right one for my needs.

Would it be worth it to get the Windows version for better gaming? Like I said, decent gaming would be nice but it’s not a deal breaker for me.

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