If he wants an all in one unit. How about a kamado?
The Akorn Kamado which is about the same price point as the cooker in the link.
Kamado Joe Classic is about 699 and is a heck of smoker/grill/pizza maker.
Or he can go old school with a weber kettle and build a UDS, or an 18" WSM.
Kamado Big Joe
Kamado Classic Joe
Kamado Joe Jr.
A bunch of Webers