Go get the Kanger Aerotank Plus at this unreasonably low price from VaporBeast. Couple it with a small mod and it’s a great New Year’s present for your friend who always wanted to quit smoking but didn’t want to invest too much in it.
As for what you’re getting for the money, I’d say it’s standard for a clearomizer nowadays: 2ml of liquid capacity, top fill, the possibility for sub-ohm vaping. Most of all, you are getting compatibility with Kanger’s SSOCC coils which can be found in any vape shop.
The recommended wattage on the Aerotank Plus is 7-18W since the coil it’s shipped with is 1.8 ohm, however, It’s still a sub-ohm tank. Popping in a lower resistance (minimum being 0.5 ohm) shouldn’t be a problem. Also, if you’re feeling adventurous or want to start preparing for the bigger tanks, you could always insert a CRL coil head in there and roll your own coils.
All in all, a fairly decent starting point for a novice that is “graduating” from conventional vaping pens.