After deciding my old laptop wasn't enough, I decided to take advantage of some money I had been sent to build a more capable machine. This new setup plays my games and runs day-to-day programs without grinding to a halt.
Wireless Network Adapter
Seems to have trouble holding a connection, even when positioned next to device that gets a perfect signal on the same network. Occasionally really slow.
Decent enough monitor. Occasionally gets stuck pixels, which fix themselves after a few weeks.