I currently have a Toshiba Satellite Radius 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop.
- Intel Pentium N3540 Quad Core Processor 2.16GHz
- 4GB DDR3L RAM
- 500GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
- 11.6" Widescreen HD TruBrite LED-backlit Touchscreen Display
Unfortunately I accidentally stepped on it and cracked the screen. That doesn't really bother me that much, but I also started having problems with the hard drive overheating I think. Sometimes the computer would just shut off. I think I may have worn it out by leaving it on all the time.
I never used the touchscreen, I just liked the 2-1 design because it kept my cats from stepping or lying on the computer while I was watching a movie.
I'm shopping for a new laptop with a SSD and at least 8gb of RAM, but seems like the ones I like are out of my budget.
I am not a gamer, just use the internet a lot and like to multi-task and stream videos. I use a mouse. I'm not sure which specs would affect web browsing speed the most, or how much better the newer icore processors are than what I have. Someone told me they were able to replace the Toshiba HDD with a solid state, but that the RAM is soldered in (?) and cannot be upgraded. I miss having the optical drive too. Battery life is not important because I keep it in one place 99% of the time.
You guys have helped me a lot in the past so maybe you can give me some tips. I'm not sure how much I could get for the Toshiba if I sold it, but anything would help. So which would be the best, try to get a new ssd for the Toshiba or sell it and get a Dell Latitude or Inspiron, HP Pavillion, Spectre, Acer Aspire, Lenovo, maybe something refurbished?
So grateful for any advice Thank you!