Long story short: my parents are headed to the Congo to serve as missionaries for a year and a half, and want to take some form of computing with them. My mom’s 17” laptop is too big, and my dad’s Nexus 7 is on the fritz. I mentioned the Microsoft Surface 3, but they thought it was a bit expensive, as they are worried about it being stolen. I know there are other less expensive Windows 8 tablets out there, but are they any good? I did find a used Surface 2 for sale locally for $275, which seems pretty decent. It’d still need a keyboard, though.

Thoughts? What would you go for?