As is the way of things, in the middle of trying to do uni work (if someone could point out why it was a good idea to start studying again, that'd be great) my computer seems to be slowly dying. If I dare to have excel, word and chrome open at the same time, it struggles to even play music (I can't use Itunes as this eats up all available power and cooks the processor). Even with just Chrome open it cant really do things like watch RedBull TV, and can slow down quite dramatically just in normal use.
It's 5 years old now, so had a fair enough innings I suppose. Can anyone recommend a replacement for the sort of use outlined above? Battery life isn't crucial as it's generally used in the house or library. Doesn't have to have a particularly large screen, and I'll be installing Office 2010
On the other hand, the reliability (it's a Dell btw) has been outstanding, so is it every worth trying some kind of service to get things up to speed again?