I do a lot of recreational computing, as well as working from home (WFH) a lot - I need to connect via a Java plugin, and would prefer to run Visual Studio for career development. Sigh.
My current computer is a laptop - it’s 5 years old, and I bought it as a Woot! refurb. It’s served me well, but has started unexpectedly shutting down with nothing in the event logs.
So: urgent replacement time.
I am cash-strapped, so a refurb may again be likely. I’d like plenty of memory, wide screen (15.foo) and wouldn’t I adore an SSD for speed reasons?
I don’t haul it around a lot, but I do go to some places where it’s nice to have a laptop. And if I bought a desktop, I’d need a second monitor (use only one screen? Is this the Dark Ages?)
I’m not a hardware guy. Any advice?