Some Tips for Buying Computers
A computer is ubiquitous in every home and office today. The computers are not the same in every environment and the capacities of the computer vary from person to person. A person must choose a computer based on his or her own requirements. Here, there is no one size fits all. It helps if the buyer is aware of what exactly he needs to use the computer for.
The first thing to decide is whether you need a brand new computer or are willing to settle for a refurbished one. A refurbished computer can save you a lot of money and all major manufacturers have a refurbished section, where you can buy computers that are almost as good as new. While buying a refurbished computer,
• Take care that all the software CDs preloaded on the computer are transferred to you
• Remember that the manufacturer's warranty will not pass on to you along with the computer.
• Verify that there is no physical damage to the computer, especially the ports.
The next thing to decide is whether you would like a MAC or a Windows based computer. MAC systems are more expensive, have a stable operating environment, are more secure and of better quality. MAC computers do not operate on Windows and so any game or application that is based on Windows cannot be run on a MAC computer. Windows is more virus prone, has an operating system that is not so stable and is relatively cheaper.
If you have settled on a Windows based PC, then the next step would be to either go in for a branded, off the shelf computer or you could have one assembled as per your requirement. While buying a branded one, you could choose one with a configuration that fits your requirement. If you are assembling one, you must get the following parts,
Case: Be clear where this will go, above or below the desk and if all the ports are accessible. It should be compatible with the motherboard and must also be able to accommodate any upgradation.
CDs: Most standards computers include a CD burner. But if you are assembling a computer, make sure that it is capable of supporting a CD burner.
Hard Drive: This is quite the most important part. It should have enough space available for storage and for speed.
A Network Card should be supported by the Motherboard to allow sharing of files and connection to the internet.
The processor is the most important part and will determine how the computer works.
Sound and video cards are necessary to support audio and video functions. And there are any number of add - ons which you may lie to check out.
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