Buying a new computer is always a great decision to make especially if the old computer you have been working with has been giving you issues. The first thing you have to do is decide the type of computer that will be convenient for you. You just have to figure out whether you need a desktop computer or a laptop computer.
A laptop personal computer is rather portable than the desktop. Laptops sizes seem to begin at 11.6-inches and go all the way up to 17 inches. While both are different, they have their own pros and cons. A laptop computer is easy to move around with, the desktop is kept in a location whether in the home or at the office.
Laptops are usually for persons that prefer portability- a student, or other business persons who usually find themselves working at different places than in their offices or homes.
Before buying a new personal computer, you have to research the basic components of the type of computer that you are about to buy.
This post will guide you in choosing the right personal computer to buy and use. Asking yourself some questions like:
- What amount of memory space do I need on my new computer?
- Which screen size should I go for? As the screen resolution will help you keep things in view
- What brand of computer should I buy and for what purpose am I buying this computer?
You need to consider these things before you go to the store to purchase a computer.
It’s difficult to go past any of Intel’s Core-based CPUs when purchasing a new computer. Think Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7. An Intel Core Processor gives the best performance whenever it comes to multitasking and multimedia tasks. Core i3-based computers are generally found in entry-level systems, while Core i5 makes up the majority of mainstream computers.
Core i7-based computers are for persons who want the best performance from their computers. Moreover, note that with a Core i7-based system, heat coming through the base of the computer can be cause for concern, mostly if you plan to actually use the computer(laptop) on your lap for a long time.
The Hard disk
This is your computer storage. The storage capacity is usually measured in Gigabyte (GB). All your documents will be contained in this memory space. The higher the storage space the better. Many computers come with 500gb space and it is usually good unless you have so many files to store on your personal computer. You can decide to increase your storage to a Terabyte, but having a 500 Gb hard disk is very OK.
Video and Sound Cards
These are features that process the images and the sounds that you get from your computer. As a gamer, your video card and sound card should be of standard. High-end video cards are meant for computers that are used for digital art and photo processing. It is very important that you get a computer that has a high-end video card so that you will get the required results you want from the computer.
Before now people considered a 4Gb Ram computer as having a good speed. But nowadays people just consider the 8Gb RAM as being too low for them to use. Gamers and power-users consider using 32Gb of RAM to enable other applications to run and more data to be accessible at the same time.
The Ram size of any computer makes is very important as the applications and their speed depends on the RAM.
Manufacturer’s stated battery life is almost not what you would see when you buy a new computer. There are simply too many things that affect battery life. There is the screen brightness, the screen resolution, the number of programs you have running in the background and whether or not you actively remain connected to Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth devices.
Your OS (operating system) also plays a significant role in determining the battery life. If you run applications that require lots of processing, stream lots of videos online, play graphics-intensive games or if you transfer lots of files over a wireless network, then your battery will drain a lot quicker than what the seller has stated.
Meet your budget
Of course, you need to balance these features with the amount of money you budgeted for a computer, and you might have to make some changes. Rarely does a computer come along that satisfies all you have been looking for in a computer, especially when it comes to the price