"All I want to do is email and browsing." I hear that over and over again from people no longer able to use Windows XP.
That sentiment reflects a disillusionment with computers in general.
It does not need to be that way.
For example, smart phones are now a whole lot easier to use than older computers technology.
So sooner or later users switch into the newest technology whether they think they will in the beginning or not.
So getting a conventional computer is often only a short term solution. Sometimes the new device is returned very quickly to the store or sold.
So eventually those wary of computers usually end up with a tablet. Some go to first to newer inexpensive laptops like the Chromebook but most go on to a tablet early on. Some get both.
The tablet of choice for those especially anxious about using a new device is an iPad, simply because there is plenty of help available for iPad, both at the Apple Store and also Willow Valley.
For those a bit more daring there are choices out there which are even more widely used. In particular, large smartphones are now taking over.
The smartphone is not what it used to be. It is now an affordable and easy to use device relying very much on voice input and output.
You could skip ahead to the Moto G from Republic Wireless at $149.00 Plus $5 to $10 to $25 a month. No contract and you can change the service twice a month.
The biggest benefit of this smartphone is that it is accessible where you need it, that is, everywhere.
Whereas in the past, you had to conform to the computer, now the newer devices conform to you and your needs.
It may take some time to get accustomed to them but eventually the newest devices make things a whole lot easier and the best choice in the long run.