Everyone's needs for a computer are different, and many people have a personal preference to the operating system that they use. If however, your main concern is that you're able to save a little bit of money while still picking something up which can handle web browsing and other standard tasks from a laptop like watching video and typing up the occasional document, Chromebooks can be an excellent choice. They're more affordable than most laptops running on Windows, and they boot up extremely fast. Chromebooks can range from as little as $150 all the way up to $1,200 for the Pixel, but machines like the Toshiba Chromebook 2 sit more towards the lower end. The normal retail price for the Toshiba Chromebook 2 sits at about $299, right now though, you can pick it up for just $259.99 and save $40.
The Toshiba Chromebook 2 comes with a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS display, and is powered by an Intel Celeron 3215U 1.7GHz processor. It has 4GB of RAM inside along with 16GB of internal storage space, and an LED backlit keyboard making it easy to use even if it's late and darker in the room. It weighs 2.95 lbs so it's light enough to carry around in a backpack or bag without weighing you down too much and it has a battery life of about 9 hours, meaning you can safely leave the charger at home even if you'll be gone for most of the day.