Beth HudsonSocial Media Marketer, Recruitee

What is the best, most affordable (under $500) laptop for a freelance writer/editor/marketer?

I am saving up for a iMac, so I don't want to get the Macbook Pro. I also want to be able to use Microsoft Office, so chromebooks are out of the question, I believe. I have an HP 15t-r000 (discontinued quickly) that is working great, but the exterior is falling to pieces. Any recommendations will help! :)