Acer C720 Chromebook
To give the gift of a laptop without breaking the bank, the Acer C720 Chromebook could be the way to go.
The C720 sells for a modest $199 on Amazon, but still touts some pretty impressive specs, including an 8.5-hour battery life, a 7-second startup time, and a 1,366-by-768-pixel display. It measures 0.75 inches thick, weighs 2.75 pounds and has an 11.6-inch display.
As a Chromebook, it's also fully immersed in the Google ecosystem, so users can seamlessly access Google Docs and other apps.