A post with laptop pickers.
However in the casual user range why not the usual on-sale items at the usual office supply stores, Walmart and such? These run in the under 500 range and will do fine for most of us.
My mom needs a new computer. She's 78 so I want to make this as simple and painless as possible. It doesn't need to be a super powerful machine. She does email, and plays games like bridge and solitaire. She also uses word and excel and opens files in powerpoint. She'd like a new computer with a large screen. It does need to be easy to use. I'm looking at laptops because it's getting difficult for her to pick up and more a PC tower when repairs are needed. I also think it might be cool if the laptop had a docking station that way we could buy a large monitor, plug in speakers and the printer. She could then remove the laptop from the docking station when it needed repairs. Do you have any suggestions?