HP Stream 11 (2021)
At less than $300, it is one of the cheapest laptops you will find anywhere and is a more powerful and faster alternative to Chromebooks. It will easily handle browsing, streaming, working on docs, etc. Just ensure background programs are limited.
Probably the cheapest laptop you will come across. It is priced like a Chromebook but is way more powerful. That’s because it has an Intel Celeron N4000 Processor, unlike most Chromebooks.
The 32GB eMMC storage and 4GB RAM are standard at this price range. And while you can’t expect too much from it, it is good for browsing and online work.
You also get a 1-Year Office 360 free with it and is online Class Ready for kids studying from home. Just make sure you keep background programs limited.
Specification: HP Stream 11 (2021)