@data in descending price ranges:
1. anything from System76
2. XPS 13 or X1 Carbon (Costco always has both on sale and a 2 year warranty)
3. various pixelbooks
I've bought and sold gently-used laptops with great success on Swappa if not being brand new is ok.
Best of luck!
@zpojqwfejwfhiunz thank you!
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