Bruce just moved into a retirement home and most of the people there aren't very tech savvy. He's trying to find computers for them that will be easy to use and affordable. Leo says that a Chromebook is a great idea. Chromebooks are ideal for email and surfing the web. They're very secure too. They will also work with any web-based email system as well. Leo recommends Gmail for that.
Another option is an iPad. It's very easy to use. Both options are ideal for most people. 16GB drives are more than enough with 4GB or RAM. They'll end up storing things in the cloud. They cost around $300. They're a great, affordable option.