incrediBILL - 10:06 pm on Nov 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've known several people that got started with computers at 75+ and did well with them.
I'd recommend you sign her up for an adult education class at the senior center for computers so she can learn the basics and then take her on a trip to Best Buy or some similar place to find a large selection to touch and feel, see what she likes.
Then, depending on what it is, I'd buy it from Costco to get a full 2 year warranty just in case it breaks so they'll replace it for no cost.
The touch interface is NOT intuitive.
That explains why babies under 12 months old are able to operate iPads.
FWIW I got my mom, who has serious eye problems, a 24" screen and cranked it up to 120dpi with large fonts and some other accessibility settings and it seems to work well for her.
a lifetimes worth of books.
Had that problem once upon a time and a house fire in the 90s wiped out a big chunk of it, along with a bunch of computers, and then a few years back I decided to toss everything (not just books) I hadn't used in 5 years and now the house and storage unit are cleaned out.