These are personal experiences.
In my lifetime, I have only bought two laptops and a desktop. All through store walk-ins, queries and direct purchase. My first laptop was a brand new Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15 – with the following specs – 15.6 inch wide screen, Intel core i5-5200U processor, storage – 1000 GB, 4 GB RAM, silvery outer cover, AMD Radeon graphics amongst other incredible features for a first laptop. In this purchase, I knew I got it right. And I walked out of Bright Technologies, Kimathi Street Nairobi feeling proud of my choice, not to mention how affordable the damn thing was. KES 50,000 ONLY. Plus 1 year warranty.