So the daughter is about to start yr11 and I'm trying to work out the pros and cons of buying verses renting/leasing a laptop. As far as I can see both have good points. Both have tax payoffs. I can afford to buy but wonder if I should hang onto the cash and make smaller lease payments. Some lease/rent options include lost or damaged replacement which is attractive for someone who took her iPod swimming! ](*,) Anyone have thoughts or suggestions? Anyone had bad experiences with renting/leasing? I'm not after advice on what machine to go for. That’s down to a couple of options already.