If you just need a computer that connects to the internet, a Chromebook that runs Google's Chrome OS is a good option. It's perfect for those who email, web browse, and use Google Docs. The 2015 Toshiba Chromebook 2 has a high-res 13-inch, 1920x1080 IPS screen and 4GB of RAM. At 2.95 pounds, it's light and delivers eight hours and 30 minutes of battery life.
"Spent a lot of time researching this one before buying! I needed a fast computer with long battery life for under $300 that I can use at school. This thing is amazing. Starts up immediately, is about the same dimensions as a MacBook Air, very bright screen, loud speakers, and the battery life lasts me between six to 12 hours depending on what I’m doing. If most of what you do is online based, then this laptop is perfect!" —brid49c87c89a
"I got this too and I love it. The screen is amazing." —alexthegirl
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