It's his birthday coming up and I want to get him a replacement for his 2012 Samsung Chromebook, which is failing due to no longer keeping a charge. My options are to get him a new Chromebook (either one of the new Samsung Chromebook 2's or the Dell Chromebook seem likely) or get him the base iPad Air plus a bluetooth keyboard (the keyboard is essential because he doesn't like typing on on-screen keyboards). He's still rocking a flip phone for his cell phone. The advantage of the iPad Air is that the screen is 100 times better than anything on any of the Chromebooks (which seem to cheap out on the screen more than any other component) plus it's so light and portable. Meanwhile, the Chromebooks cost significantly less on average though the 13-inch Sammy 2 is $399 and is the most expensive Chromebook available. And he's already familiar with the Chromebook environment.