I am giving my Sony VGC-JS190 AIO computer to my wife as replacement for her aging Toshiba Satellite laptop . The Sony uses a Core 2 Duo E8400 cpu at 3 Ghz. OS is Win 7 home premium
I would like to replace it with a 23 inch AIO , Multi touch screen computer running Win8.1
I would like the replacement computer to be equiv or faster than my current one.
Would the core i3 haswell based AIO computers be equivalent or better than my old Sony ? Do I have to go for a core i5 to improve on it ?
The computer is mainly used for surfing web, productivity tasks , some video format conversions . No gaming , CAD, or video editing.
I was thinking of something along the lines of Lenovo A530, Dell inspiron 23, Asus ET2321 etc . Budget should be less than $1000