I got lucky and purchased a sony vaio 8 yrs ago which has been the best and only laptop purchase ever. Never had a problem until I upgraded to W10 creating a dll error of which I have tried everything to revert with no success. Finally the kill shot: dogs ran between sofa and ottoman with power supply attached and bent the port, causing an expensive repair (nearly what the laptop originally cost). At 8 years old, not common sense to foot the bill for repairing. I am looking for someone to give me insight as to what ghz, gbs and ram I need to look for considering the below programs and usage I have provided. After playing around with the vaio, I realized I had NEVER used half of it's specs even with all the pics, music, recipe word files and multitasking of the below listed programs. So I am not looking for a unit set up for an engineer, rather, something I can utilize properly for the programs/usage listed below. I don't care if it is a larger tablet or full size laptop I just don't want to buy one again that half of it's potential is wasted therefore the question of what specs I should look for is the most important priority. I was thinking there has to be a refurb touchscreen convertible out there that isn't set up for an engineers requirements but capable of multitasking the below programs. Problem is, I have no clue what I need to know what to search for or if something like that is even feasible for a 200$ or less preferably budget (refurb or new). Any help on this would be so welcomed as like I said, I got lucky the first time, I don't forsee getting that lucky without a bit of help a second time. Thanks so much!!
The only real programs I use are the following:
word/excel type program
adobe photoshop elements/editor (do not use for professional purpose, only hobbyist)
3d home architect/hgtv home and landscape (do not use for professional purpose, only hobbyist)
internet surfing (pinterest/facebook/ebay)
2003 Microsoft money program (I know I will have to upgrade this version to a different banking program as it is now obsolete)