I understand your frustration Callie. My hubby is the same way. It got better after I installed firefox and adblocker plus. He used to click on everything that said congrats you just won an Iphone or new PC
. What he can't see he can't click. I still have to wipe everything about once a year
I am an Asus fan and perhaps something like this
might be suitable if all he is doing is web browsing and such. It doesn't have a dvd player, but an external player is a relatively inexpensive perk. The Memory is expandable to 2GB if needed. It even has the back lit keyboard which is a big plus or older folks.