How much would you spend on laptop?

Need another laptop for basic shit, not looking to spend thousands.

500 would get you a nice HP at Walmart. Somewhat current i5 or i7. Good for anything unless your a gamer.

Get a solid state drive. It will change everything.

Also check amazon sometimes you can get last year's model for cheap. I got a $1200-$1400 gaming laptop for $799 because I didn't need it to be the newest everything.

No more than a Chinese dentist ($230)

Acer predator 21x. $8999. It's the bare minimum you need.

However much the cheapest MacBook is.

$1000 to $1200 on a ThinkPad.

What is the chromebook exactly, and why is it so cheap?

John Travoltage - What is the chromebook exactly, and why is it so cheap?
Chromebook is a "laptop" that only runs the web browser Google Chrome. Try Chrome on a desktop, you can use the Google version of Microsoft Office etc. but it is still limited. I have one, but I'd never have one as my only computer.