Desktop issues, try to fix? or ditch and get a laptop? ( for Internet, Minecraft mainly)

sufferingartist

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We have a computer which I believe is this one, bought probably in 2011. http://reviews.walmart.com/1336/15737712/hp-black-pavilion-slimline-s5713w-b-desktop-pc-bundle-with-amd-athlon-ii-240-dual-core-processor-and-windows-7-home-premium-reviews/reviews.htm

Other than my general internet and word processing, my son plays Minecraft. He is also working on a Youth Digital Modding course. At least he is TRYING to work on a modding course, the computer keeps crashing, is slow, and sounds like an airplane about to ascend.

Is it worth trying to find a fix for this machine we have, or should we look for a new tower (the monitor is still in very good condition) or a laptop? What would I need to look for if we went new?

I should also state that we need to resolve this issue with the least outlay of $ possible. IOW, I would want to spend just as much as I HAVE to spend, and not more. Just enough to not have us super frustrated.

Thank you for any advice you can give me :)
 

shirlscanlon

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i've had both and I prefer the laptop you can take it anywhere do your homework on brands..i have hp notebook 2000 and it overheats..i read that a lot of the hp's overheat
 
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