A simple test of the hard drive, using an appropriate hard drive diagnostic, might be a suseful step. I would have downloaded/run the SeaTools for Windows generic long diagnostic.
Thanks Louis. Ran Seatools as you suggested and received a test status of 100% on the long generic test.
92MBps is extremely good for a laptop hard disk drive; but, your post does not tell us if the drive is healthy so look at the SMART attributes, especially the Reallocated sector count and the Pending sector count. I would; however, mention that SSD's are generally 4 times faster than that and you would seriously notice the difference.
"Dell Latitude 3340" also spans an extremely wide range of possible performances. It can have a very slow Core i3 or a blisteringly fast Core I7.
I ran userbenchmark.com and all was poor except for hard drive. The processor is an Intel Celeron Processor 2957U (1.4 GHz, 2MB, Dual Core) Check out the link and you will see its at the bottom of the list:
Maybe I am so used to faster that I assume all are fast. When I googled the reviews on the laptop, it was said that it is great for students because of long battery life. Not much on performance. Oh, I have to order a battery for it. Its shot. What do you think about generic batteries versus a Dell brand?
Edited by hamluis, 06 May 2018 - 01:52 PM.
Fixed quote - Hamluis.