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
[COLOR=Red]Kamado Classic Joe
Kamado Joe Jr. [/COLOR]
A bunch of Webers