Mini laptop or tablet? For me mini laptop, am I right though?

  Housten 15:39 12 Jul 2014

Good Afternoon, Gentlemen,

This is a plea for your help. My wife is fed up with me taking her laptop on holiday with us! So I bought what I thought was a reasonable tablet. This now appears to have been a mistake, as I, eventually, got in to my Amazon Kindle account – but there was no way to log out!

What I want is a unit that is Wifi capable, preferably Windows 7 ( or similar ), can access web sites ( and get out of them!! ), can read and write emails and can download – mainly Excel spread sheets from the web. I didn’t think it was too much to ask but I have been looking for 2 or 3 days now and I am thoroughly confused. I have shifted my idea from a tablet to a mini-laptop, because all these seem to have keyboards, which the tablet I got seems to work when it feels like and the keyboard – an optional extra – does not even respond! So I have decided that something with a built in keyboard and Wifi would be better. More expensive I accept, but it would seem also more likely to work the way I want!

So my question is this: Having seen that Toshiba, Samsung, Acer and Asus never mind any number of other makes all recommended on different sites can anyone tell me which would be a reasonable manufacturer to get one from.

I will be very grateful for any and all help/advice/information that you can give such an ignorant - and apparently useless - person such as me.

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