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Tips For Buying The Right Computer For You

Jul 19, 2008
Are you ready to purchase a new computer? Great! The choices can be daunting, though. Just looking at the price aspect, you can spend anywhere from three hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, quite easily.

The first choice youll need to make is whether to buy a desktop or a laptop. If you need any amount of mobility at all, we'd suggest a laptop. If you don't plan on moving your computer around or using away from your home or office, you might want a desktop. Desktop computers are easier to repair and are cheaper for what you get.

Next, youll need to make a choice on some of the major features and components of the computer.

Memory is a big factor in determining how quickly your computer performs tasks - I would not buy a computer with less than 512 MB of memory. 1 GB of memory would be even better. If you are planning on doing lots of multimedia work or other tasks that require a lot of operating resources, you should probably get 2 GB of memory. Also keep in mind that memory is classified by speed as well as storage size.

Youll also need to decide on what processor you want and/or need. If you're not familiar with the technical aspects of computer processors and you are going to need a processor that's more powerful than standard, you might want to consult with a computer expert to help you make the choice.

Youll also need to choose the hard drive size youll need. This is any easy choice to make - just see how much hard drive space youre using now, add in any increases you expect to need, then add some space for expansion.

Then choosing a optical drive such as a cd burner or dvd burner drive. Today there are alot more choices including cd & dvd burners and dvd combo multi format drives.

The case or enclosure can be a big choice for some, while others could care less. There is your standard mid tower case or you can go fancy with a cube or slim design. Now not only is size a choice but you can pretty much choose any color you want but if might cost you a little extra.

There are many, many different components of a computer that youll have to choose. Its worth a little time to think about exactly what you need so you make the right choice the first time.
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