I answered your other post, but I'll repeat it here.
By the way, don't they have webshops in Israel (you say you can't buy it online)?
Any new PC or laptop you buy nowadays, even the cheapest one, is perfectly suited for word processing and e-mailing and browsing Internet to look up facts. So it's quite impossible to buy something that doesn't suit your needs.
A basic laptop is cheaper than a basic desktop+screen+keyboard+mouse (don't know about Israel however), but the desktop lasts longer and is cheaper to repair if needed.
And, of course, if you buy a laptop and enhance it with a larger screen, an external keyboard and a mouse, it will become more expensive.
Firstly, does a PC give one more for the same money than a laptop?
I need a new computer. I have a PC which is about 12 years old and is very, very slow.
I need it for my very serious hobby of story writing, and I also edit professionally. I use Word for both.
I use emails and do a lot of searching for facts when writing.
I can't buy it online as I need Hebrew software, only available in Israel.
I am looking for recommendations below $1000 as computers are more expensive in Israel than the US.