If you need a portable computer with a keyboard then yes. But, if you just want to sit by the TV and check email, you might prefer a tablet. If you’ll miss sitting at a desk, definitely try an All-in-One. The point is you’ll want to go to a local store and “Window” shop (pun intended) before you buy. Pay attention to screen size mainly, everyone has different needs. Also, super thin laptops and all tablets lack a DVD/CD drive. That is what makes them so thin. Watch for that if you’ll miss using disks. Another feature is a touchscreen. It can be really fun. But, if it’s going to make you crazy, get something with a keyboard!