Thanks for your comment, sharing your experiences with more powerful devices than mine gives me some additional insight. My sense was to hold off on buying a new laptop and in any case I will wait for now. I have found the stock indexes the most problematical, and I am in parallel using the web browser chart instead for them. It is minimalist, but it is for now preventing lockup of desktop. Hopefully a solution is being expedited, I love the company in all other ways. BTW, as I further probed into my computer it actually has a higher grade CPU than advertised on the label! Instead it has the i3-8130u which has a significantly higher single thread rating of 1951. Not sure how that happened, but I am thankful for it.