My younger brother is about to start a class where he’ll he working in AutoCAD. I’ve been tasked with helping pick out a computer, but I need help. I haven’t bought a computer with Windows for awhile; my usual suggestion is whichever Apple laptop fits the budget.

I don’t have a specific budget for this computer (which makes it hard to solicit advice), but the cheaper the better. Is $500 a reasonable budget? My brother hates technology so nothing fancy. Durability might be a good plus, considering he breaks everything he owns — especially tools from Harbor Freight.