Replacing a desktop with a tablet

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    My father is 56 and wants to replace his 10 year old desktop computer with a tablet. Hes not computer illiterate but really only uses the computer to download music browse the internet and play solitaire so I don't think its too much of a stretch. Will buying him a tablet be a practical move and what tablet do you recommend? I dont know too much about tablets myself, I'm happy with my laptop, so can anyone tell me if there are accessories available that will make the use of a tablet instead of a computer easier (attachable keyboards, external harddrives, external disk drives). Thank you for the advice!
     
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    Oops, this should help!

    1. What is your budget?
    Lower is better but I'm open to all budgetary suggestions.

    2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished?
    Yes if I can get a great buy

    3. Do you prefer a media/mobile tablet like the iPad, Windows tablet PC, or notebook convertible?
    I think a Windows tablet PC would be best but am open to a good media tablet.

    4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer?
    7.1 to 13-inches


    5. Which country do you intent to purchase from [where do you live]?
    US

    6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes?
    No

    7. How many hours battery life do you require?
    Hoping for a longer battery life but compromisable.

    8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet?
    Entertainment (listening to music and some games) and surfing the web

    9. Do you have an OS preference? For example, do you own an iPhone and a Mac, or are you a Windows fan? Do you own an Android device and use Google services frequently?
    He owns a PC that runs Windows but is open to Mac

    10. What software and tasks do you intend to run?
    Access to a word processing suite would be preferred but is not a necessity.

    11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list.
    He needs Solitaire and would enjoy other small games

    12. Would you like to stream content through your home theater system?
    Yes

    Screen Specifics

    1. Any preference on screen resolution?
    High quality preferred

    2. Will you be using the tablet outdoors? Do you need to be able to see it through glare from the sun?
    Preferable, not a necessity.

    3. Do you require a pen? With or without pressure sensitivity? Do you prefer Wacom or N-trig?
    A pen would not be a necessity.

    Component Specifics

    1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Would you like expandable memory?
    The larger memory the better

    2. What sort of inputs do you require, if any? Would you like full-sized USB and SD card slots? Are microUSB and microSD ok? Do you require HDMI inputs?
    I would like a full sized USB port

    Misc
    1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above?

    2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration?
    He wont be doing any hard work with the tablet but if the need arises I want him to be able to accomplish most tasks a computer should be able to handle
     
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