My neighbour has never had/used a computer, and has expressed a desire to participate in on-line shopping.\n\nHe is a good neighbour, not very well off, so would like to buy a cheap second-hand machine to get him started.\n\nHe lives in a tiny apartment. Such little space, it is going to have to be a laptop.\n\nI assemble my own desktop machines, but when it comes to laptops, my experience is limited to Fujitsu, and Lenovo. The latter, in particular because I can delve into their innards and swap stuff in/out with confidence.\n\nHis needs are different. I have seen advert for a Dell Latitude on eBay:\n\n[URL]https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHEAP-Laptop-Dell-Latitude-Core-i5-i3-8GB-Ram-128GB-SSD-Win-10-HDMI/183822607579?var=691457909622[/URL]\n\nI have no experience with Dell, As they had in past, a reputation for proprietary hardware, I tended to avoid, as a self-builder. (Though that is probably universally applicable when it comes to laptops)\n\nHowever, I have observed they feature a lot on our threads, so have any of you any advice/warnings/caveats for someone ignorant of the brand, before I go ahead and purchase.