At last. Have acquired an Asus UX301LA 8GB Ram, 128GB SSD, (Windows10), Memory stick 16GB. To reiterate my requirements as in my original message: Internet, documents and letters, spreadsheets, pdf reader, print, e-mail. Perhaps the odd game of Patience (sorry, Solitaire).
Is the above equipment suitable for installing a suitable version of Linux? Any comments will be appreciated.