Buying laptop for a friend

My friend wants me to help him choose a budget laptop (his budget is 300 max).
He prioritizes battery life, but he just wants a laptop that can preform basic tasks and watch movies and videos reliability without lag. Any suggestions?

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also agree with chromebook

I would also say chromebook but you can pick up a cheap one that will do what you want at your local store that sells them. most lag issues is the result of your internet service or home network, not really a laptop problem.

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Lag is rarely the laptop's cause.

I too find it's more about the connection.

But why the emphasis on battery time? All models are 300 cycle rated so if you run on battery during the day, charge at night you can wear it out in just a year. Sounds like they are going to burn it up fast.

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Acer Chromebook C720P-2600


I'd go with the Acer Chromebook C720P-2600

Some pros:
Great boot times and battery life. Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. Bright, anti-glare, 10-point touch screen. Under three pounds. Desktop-class browser. Has 32GB local SSD and 100GB Google Drive storage.

For some other suggestions please see link below:,2817,2472726,00.asp

Best of Luck,

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