Once you have decided to buy a new computer, you will still need to answer a number of questions before you plunk down the money. First off, ask yourself some questions. The answer to these questions will determine the right computer for you.
Computer Buying Questions
What do you need the computer for? Before you buy, you need to decide what you need the computer for. If you want one for work, then you just need something simple and easy to use. If you are looking for a home or family computer, on the other hand, then you’ll probably need something with fast Internet and a broad spectrum of programs. And of course, if you are a multimedia fan, and work with multimedia; go for a nice and a high end quality machine.
What features do you want in a computer? When buying your new PC, look at the features of each computer and see if it is for you. These are some example specifications:
1-2 GHZ Processor, 2 GB RAM, Decent Graphics Card, 40-160 GB Hard Drive, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet
2 GHZ Processor, 2 plus GB RAM, 320 plus GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-ROM Drive. Integrated Graphics Card, Gigabit Ethernet, 3 plus USB 2.0 ports and 802.11b/g/h Wi-Fi.
Software and Operating Systems
What is the Best Operating System for a Computer?
Window XP and Linux are less demanding on your RAM and processor. But now Windows XP is no longer supported. On the other hand, Windows 7 and Windows Vista can be very demanding and use a lot of your system resources; therefore, select an OS that fits your need as well as budget.
What kind of monitor do you need? Look for any type of monitor you consider good and you can see. A good monitor should range from 17” to 22” or more. In addition, its technology should be up to date.
Which accessories do you need? Accessories are often one of the important factors considered when buying a new computer. Do you require a specific mouse for the games? Does the key board require pre-made buttons for playing and stopping music? Will you be using a printer? How are the speakers? How are its external hard drives? How is the Webcam? You must answer these questions before you buy a new computer so that you can be happy when you are using your device.
When you answer these five questions, then you can buy a new computer that will make you happy.
To read more about buying a new computer or repairing an existing computer, please read one of our previous articles here.
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