Thanks for the responses. The AIO I'm thinking of buying comes pre-installed with Windows 7. I have never used 7 (I have Windows XP), but from what I've read it would be far preferable to Windows 8 for what I do (web surfing and word processing). I don't game, photoshop, watch movies, listen to music, or tweet. I have never owned a smart phone (I have a plain old "cell phone" for emergencies), laptop, ipad, egad, or any other computing essential other than a big old Dell desktop. Why would I need Windows 8? I know I would have to get used to 7, but is there any reason I should beware getting it instead of 8?
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing. – Gertrude Stein