My sister told me today that her 3-year old laptop has finally died. I told her that I would buy a new one for her, but there are a lot of laptops out there and I'm not familiar with most of them.
She uses her laptop mostly for surfing the internet, watching YouTube videos and some low performance tasks. However, with all of the ads and other "stuff" that is often included on web pages these days, even loading a web page takes time if you have a slow machine. Rather than just asking about brand names, I'd like some suggestions on what types of processors, memory size, etc., might be desirable. Also, there are Chromebooks that I believe are designed for surfing the internet, but they seem to have small disk drives and no CD/DVD drives, so I'm not sure how well they would fit the bill when doing other tasks. I'm looking to spend about $300 or so.
Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.