My mother who is a computer novice needs a simple, easy solution for basic computing needs. Essentially, she needs a computer to be able to access the internet, write and print letters, and email. A simple word processing package like MS Works would be fine. She does not need MS Office. She has used a PC on and off for years, but there is always something going wrong with the computer (often times due to "pilot error").
Would be better off with a tablet? Would an iPad or Android device, with an external keyboard, meet her needs? I do not want to spend any more than I have to - but I do want her to have a system that performs well. A solution that has minimal software costs would be nice.
Overall, is a tablet the right choice? Please feel free to make other suggestions.