Need help recommending a Windows computer

Hello all,

I have a friend who is asking me for help in recommending a good Windows computer for his wife. She will use it mostly around the house and for fairly simple things (document editing, social networking, netflix, etc). I use a Macbook at home and at work and am completely out of the Windows universe, but would still like to help this guy out.

Can anyone recommend a solid Windows laptop? He didn't give me a price range, but under or around $1200 or so would probably be ideal.

A few that ran through my head:
Lenovo Yoga (maybe a little too out of the box for these folks)
Acer Aspire M5
Levovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

Thanks.