After a decent, 4 year old laptop crapped out on her, I decided to build my mother a PC that will withstand the test of time - and heat damage!
For something similar in price to her previous laptop, I built this to be leaps and bounds beyond the capabilities of any laptop and actually gave her value for her money.
I have a hate-on for laptops, can't you tell!
Anyways, - I reused the SSD I had to put in her laptop after 2 years; used an old HDD from my build, and kept the original laptop HDD as a supplement storage. - Picked up a decent GPU and CPU; thought I'd put in a basic cc water cooler! - Lower-end MOBO but it does the job; - Solid RAM - Sufficient PSU - Good Monitor, Speakers and keybo/mouse - Cheap case
And it all fit...
**For the record, she does not game. She has a tablet. This build is "mother-future-proofed"