How To Choose The Right Computer
If you are in the market for a new computer you probably know how big of a decision you are about to make. They are hundreds or even thousands of dollars and you will have it for years to come, so it is important to make the right choice. Below are some things to think about when deciding on your next computer.
Desktops Vs Laptops
A few years ago this was a real choice you had to make. Previously, desktops were much more powerful and capable of a lot more than laptops, but that is no longer the case. Laptops today can do everything desktops can and often times even more. Unless you have a specific need for a desktop (a lot of computer games, movies, etc.) there is really no point in getting one. Laptops are much more convenient as you can travel with them and use them from anywhere in your house. Since your place is likely wifi capable, a laptop seems like the obvious choice.
There a few different sizes you need to be concerned with when choosing your next computer. If you know you will be traveling with it a lot or using it for work, you might want a lighter, smaller laptop like an Apple. If you are not as concerned with weight and would prefer a heavier laptop with more power an HP might be right for you. The next size to consider is the size or amount of the memory on the computer. This can be determined a few different ways, but if you are not a technical person it is a good idea to ask someone who is for help. You want to be sure that the computer will have enough memory to do the things you need to do on it. Finally, you will want to check the size of the physical screen you will be looking at. You may want a bigger screen if you know you will be using it to play games or watch movies. A smaller screen means less weight and is often good for college students just using it for school work. Size is one of the most important factors when deciding on a computer. Getting the wrong size can really hurt you and cost you money in the long run.
Most of the computers on the market will be able to do everything you would ever need them to, with some exceptions. You probably don’t need to be very concerned with your computer not doing enough, but rather it doing too much. You don’t want to buy a new computer that is extremely powerful if you don’t really need it. The more powerful the computer, the more expensive it is. You will pay a lot up front for power that you get nothing out of if you don’t buy the right computer. The best way to decide what computer is right for you is to talk to someone who knows a lot about them if you don’t yourself. This does not mean talking to the people at the store about it as they probably want to sell you more expensive models than you may need.
There is no easy way to buy a computer and just going for it is never a good idea. You don’t want to waste time or money with a computer that does too much or too little for you, so be sure to choose carefully!