Windows 8 will do that just as well. If you had written they were going to use the OS I would not have written to accept Windows 8. If you need a start button and menu, add "Classic Start."
Too many good choices out there.
He needs one for email and Internet searches. Nothing complex. Doesn't need a lot of RAM but speed would be good. Needs a big screen for vision. Would like to stay with Windows 7 as he is comfortable with it. Suggestions are appreciated.