What should you look for when buying a computer?
Lots of input:
- There are lots of things to consider when buying a computer.
First think about how much you want to store on it's hard drive. If
you are a surfer and not much else, you may consider a lower
capacity drive, or a heavy user might want a larger one. Hard
drives range from 100GB to 1 or 2 TB (1TB = 1000GB). A complex word
document takes up 0.014GB, for reference.
- You will also need to consider your processor. You want a speed
of at least 2GHz in my opinion, these days, and you should be able
to get a dual (or even a quad)-core processor, depending, of course
on your budget.
- Another thing to consider is RAM. More commonly referred to as
Memory, you will want at least 2GB, and should aim for 3GB.
- When buying a new computer, the first thing you should consider
is what you will be using the computer for. If you want to have a
portable computer for doing work on and NOT games, you want
probably and 14 inch or smaller laptop. If you want to play games
and still be portable, you want maybe a 15.6 inch laptop. There are
some nice ones on amazon. If you want a huge laptop that will be
portable but very heavy. There are 17.3 inch computers that would
fit that bill.
- If you want a desktop you should look at what the place you are
at says it is used for. For doing work you should be able to get a
fine work computer for $600. Gaming desktops start at about $400
but those ones are horrible and realistically start at $900.
- If you find a good spec computer, but find it's a bit pricey,
consider a refurbished (a.k.a. Refurb) computer. These are
usually ex-display goods or Minor returns (e.g. where there was a
crack in the screen, so it was returned, the screen replaced, and
put back on sale, but cannot technically be called new)
- The Apple logo. That'll get you where you want, no matter where
you want to go.