There is no need to go over budget if you are searching for the perfect computer. If you are not too keen to buy a desktop computer, you should buy a laptop. The biggest advantage of having a laptop is the portability. You can carry your laptop around with you and there is less fuss of wires and the like. All you need is your laptop charger and you are good to go. Some of these laptops are very expensive because they come fitted out with the highest possible technology and other gadgets. But if you are a newcomer to laptops, you should begin with a basic model that is moderately priced.
Cheap laptops are available by the dozen, but the important thing is to find a quality laptop that is also cheap. There is no point buying a low quality cheap laptop, which will stop working in 3 months. It is better to spend some extra cash and buy a good quality laptop at a reasonable price than to buy a very cheap laptop that wont even last a year.