Faster CPU, no backlit keyboard:
$489: HP 15-fd0025st 15.6″ Laptop, Intel Core i5-1335U, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD, Windows 11 (7X8S7UA#ABA)
With Staples 10% off coupon = $439
Backlit keyboard, slower CPU:
$349: HP 14-ep0033cl 14″ Laptop, Intel Core i3-1315U, 8GB Memory, 512GB SSD, Windows 11 (7RP94UA#ABA)
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Typically $439 for a forever license, this is significantly cheaper at $30. Compared to Office 365 subscription which is $99/year for 5 devices, or $69/year for 1 device. This is a much better deal.
Be sure to associate it with a Microsoft account to avoid ever having to remember the key.