I have recently been thinking of swapping my used Windows 7-era laptop for a used desktop pc tower box of similar value. What kind of box can I expect to swap such a laptop for? The laptop I have to trade is a Toshiba Satellite L505 that currently has the Linux Mint 13 (soon to have Ubuntu 13.10 ) operating system on it. Here are the specs on it:
-AMD Vision Athlon II Dual-Core M300 2x 2000.00Mhz (I think that means its 2 GHz) processor
-2835 MB (I think that means its 3 GB)
-250 GB Hard Drive
-DVD RAM multi rewritable optical drive
Overall, it's in pretty good condition with only one of the keyboard keys starting to come off. Otherwise It works fine.
What options do I have as far as trading it is concerned? By that I mean, would I be better off to trade it locally with a used computer shop, with some individual over an internet forum, or join a local computer club and trade with a club member? Or some other option... such as selling it outright on a forum (can I post it on this forum somewhere for sale) or Craigslist? I don't really like using eBay anymore and I would much rather deal locally rather than go through the hassle of shipping it. But I might consider shipping it if I find what I'm looking for.
I would like to have a desktop pc box with HDMI output on the back, however, it doesn't necessarily have to have this feature.