when my old machine's hard drive died I told the guy at the computer store that I needed a computer to surf the web, pay bills online, answer email & play a few strategy games (chess, scrabble, etc). I don't need one that plays video games.
He recommended a cheap ACER computer.
intel Pentium quad core processor N3540 (up to 2.66 GHz)
intel HD graphics
4 GB DDR3 memory
500 GB HDD
it is a piece of junk & the only reason I haven't smashed it into 1000 pieces is because I don't want to lose whats on the hard drive.
1) when I am online it locks up all the time
2) when I type on Redszone it only types ~ half the words. this also occurs on certain other sites. if I type realllllly slowly it will type the words
3) it can be verrrrry slow to load web pages, sometimes 10-15 seconds
4) often when a website has a video ad running I can't scroll down past the ad
I have ESET security and it says I have no viruses/malware
my suspicion is that with all the basic background programs running & every website running video ads I don't have enough computing power in the processor/RAM
I'm looking for suggestions on how much processor/RAM people think I need for what I consider basic computing needs.
A specific model suggestion is great too.
I don't want a Mac, I'd prefer a windows based PC.
I'd like to not break the bank but I also don't want to spend $1500 on a computer that doesn't work 2 years from now. I seem to have a closet of old PCs/MACs with each having some issue. that's why I went cheap on my latest one.