morddwyd: five hours and no responses should tell you something... :-) From what I've read, W8 tablets are pretty good - but, despite what you say, Android (if we put iOS aside) has become the default for tablets. My wife has a Samsung tablet and absolutely loves it. And she's no techie... In your position, I'd definitely give an Android tablet a try.
Amazon Fire HD 8 review: A brilliant combination of function and value – with one massive caveat