can you try a clean install/restore of win10? (not sure what you have installed but save all your files first obviously)you'd be surprised at how much better a clean setup is vs the in place upgrade
I have a macbook air with 1.3 ghz i5 and 4gb ram and have done some video editing with it. It handled it without any problems. Unless you are dependeble on programs that only run on windows or one of those guys that swears by windows without any real reason i would suggest trying a second hand Macbook pro or something. ( i know this message will probably be ignored )With a mac you don't really have to look at a mac. Our windows laptop as much much much better specs than my 2013 macbook air but that thing is as slow as sh*t compared to my mac every single tast takes longer.So don't compare mac and windows specs against each other.Even though mac's are expensive they also hold their value much better. an 800 euro windows laptop is 400 euros as soon as you have opened the box.
anditsgone: I've been using my mum's MBA for the past three months to complete my homework. I'm not saying it's a bad machine; it isn't. It just is not what I'm looking for in a computer; I greatly prefer Windows between the two. I know what programs I run, and what flexibility I want out of it; I'm afraid the Mac just isn't my cup of tea.Grant: IIRC, good old Snape-lite is on the cover.Dks: I know the computers will be out of date in less than a year, but at least the three options I listed have the sixth generation i processors, and also the reason why I was looking at a build with at least 8GB of RAM. For both the SP4 and the X1, the RAM is nonreplaceable, IIRC. I have seen a couple models of their Yoga models, but no where around here carries the X1 or T series, so I cannot get a hands on feel of them.
They are around 880 euro here, which is not that bad, for a good i5 system. The touch screen seems interesting, and you can probably sell it in 5 years a s a collectors item and get anew one, for the money.
Grant: IIRC, good old Snape-lite is on the cover.
I've given a clean install some serious thought and I will probably do that. I'm sure that part of this machine's problems stem from the fact that it shipped with Vista, was upgraded to an illicit copy of 7, then upgraded to a legitimate copy of 8 and finally a legitimate copy of 10.A fresh install would probably do wonders for it.Def