Chromebooks may not be able to take the place of most people's main computers, but I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t think they’re at least kind of cool. And let’s be honest, these little laptops are cheap, they look nice, and they require zero up-keep. They’re basically the perfect computer to buy for a grandparent. For Linux nerds, they’re one heck of a fun little laptop to tinker with. Personally, I recommend the Acer C720 at $230 and the Pixel at $1,300. A pretty huge price range there but, hey, you need to have options!