So, my Mom is interested in learning the computer so she can surf the web, do some online shopping, e-mail, and other light stuff. Do you folks think an iPad 2 would be an ideal substitute? She had no knowledge of navigating around any type computer of computer platform, and for her needs, it seems like light web browsing would be the extent of which this machine would be used? So iPad 2 or a full computer? I was hoping for one of those CR-48 systems from Google, but they only seemed to send those out randomly, especially to people who turned around to make a quick buck by selling them.