Tips Buying Computer

11 Apr

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The technology nowaday has advanced so much during the past few years that any entry-level computer is going to have more than enough "power" for the average computer user. So days being concerned about the size of the hardisk and speed of the processor have pretty much passed into history.

RAM (memory) is still vitally important so I would not recommend any new system with less than 512MB. 1GB is even better since the price is quite affordable these days. If you've interested in newest Windows OS seven, 2GB will warm the cockles of Mr. Gates' heart. One topic I always encourage when giving out computer tips and help to shoppers is to purchase locally, if its possible. Virtually every community has one or more reputable computer shops that build computers. There are many advantages of purchasing locally as opposed to going through mail order or online through Dell, Gateway, HP, Compaq, etc. service is generally outstanding. But still i prefer to buy computer parts by parts., so i can choose the hardware by myself.

Another advantage of having a computer built for you is that you can get exactly the system you want. Or, if you're not sure what you want, you can discuss with the builder how you use your computer and benefit from the builder's suggestions and recommendations.When you purchase off-the-shelf or online from a national outfit, your brand-new system will generally arrive loaded with all kinds of software that you'll probably never use. The first time you connect to the Internet, many of those programs will automatically register with their respective vendors which will open the door to pop-ups and nag screens galore, all inviting/harassing you to sign up for a variety of services, upgrades, etc., which creates unnecessary computer problems.

A retailer that builds your computer will typically provide extraordinary service and support for all your computer problems, answers them in a timely manner, and realizes that their future business depends on their reputation within your local community. In addition, many local computer builders will deliver and install your new system. Some will even copy data from your old computer to the new, and some will include an hour of training so they can show you how to use the CD-DVD burner or answer any questions you may have. But the primary benefit is cultivating a relationship with a local computer builder/repair service so that you'll always have someone to turn to if a problem arises.

If you purchase your new PC from a local retailer/builder, there's also the benefit of keeping your hard-earned dollars right there within your community. You'll be supporting the tax base while at the same time supporting your local merchants. How good is that? If you're not sure who to go turn to for your new system, start making some inquiries; talk to friends, ask at local computer clubs for computer tips and help, and check the Yellow Pages and the business section of your newspaper. Keep asking and you'll discover that there are always one or two names that continually come up.

Answers to any issues like this will always be to buy locally. I've never understood the philosophy behind loading up a new computer with gratuitous software. To me, that's like buying a new car that the dealer then drives for a thousand miles under the pretense of testing it out for you. By the time you get it home, it's a used car! Why accept a new computer with a hard drive that's already infested with software that you'll never use and probably never even know what it's for?

  • IT support NYC

    this is a very helpful post, next month i am planning to start an computer cafe and this post really gave me an idea on what computer should i buy.
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