Forgive me if you've heard this kind of question before. I was in a bind as my HP 310-1020 Touchsmart "all in one" PC suddenly died, and I needed a replacement quickly (I had purchased the HP as open box deal for cheap, I did get about 3-4 good years out of it). It had an Athlon II processor and 4gb of RAM. It worked well for my purposes (email, ebay, youtube, online stuff).
Not knowing what to look for, and with a small budget, I opted for a "new" desktop this time. It's a cheap Acer Aspire from Costco, model TC-605, with an Intel I3-4150 processor and 4gb RAM.
I've been using this Acer PC for a month, and it seems just OK. What bugs me is online videos (youtube, etc.) seem pretty clear but kind of "choppy". Not as good as my old HP all in one. I thought for sure with the newer processor, etc., this new PC would at least be as good as the HP.
Did I make a bad choice? If so, can I upgrade this PC to improve it, or do I just have to live with it as-is? Mostly it seems fine, I'm just a bit disappointed how it handles online videos. I really just wanted something off the shelf that "works", if you know what I mean. Any guidance, advice or criticism of my choice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.