Computer Buying HelpAre you planning to buy a computer or laptop? What are the basic things you may consider before buying a computer or laptop?
Before you get yourself a brand new PC, you really need to be well informed of the kind of PC you are looking for. A prior knowledge can help you get the best and the most desirable type of PC from the market. This article presents an overview of what may help you buy a good PC and how to go about specifying the kind of computer you want.
Tips for buying PC and things to be kept in mind are discussed in the following points.
- What to consider
- Product specifications
- Are the features worth the price?
- Testimonies and comments from other users of the product
What to consider
Right from the very first time you made a decision you need to buy a PC, you must have had a reason as to ‘why’. Therefore, your first questions are likely to be;” What do I need the PC for, and up to how much am I willing to pay for it?” These are rather common questions that people ask themselves before heading to the computer shop. If you can comfortably answer these questions, then you are on the right track to getting a good PC for your job. Your budget should suit your need and your capability of satisfying your PC’s need.
Computers come with a variety of features, configurations and specifications. Most of them will be too confusing for you to absorb and interpret, not unless you are a specialist in the field of computers. But with a clear idea of what you are really looking for, you wouldn’t stumble on the junk of specifications in the market. At least get to know about the PC’s model type, physical appearance, general external features, technology, manufactures and market price, all in advance.
After confirming all the basic information, and just before you finally pay for the product, have a thorough assessment of the PC’s system information, from where you will be able to tell whether this is the kind of PC you needed, or something more. In the systems information, at least a check on the CPU speed (measured in MHz, or GHz for very high speed computers), the RAM size (measured in MB, or GB for lager memory systems), models and types.
Yes, the PC`s features may be up to your expectations, but the price may be too scaring. Are you ready to pay the exorbitant price, just to get your dream PC? Be very sure it’s the right computer you wanted. If you have a better and cheaper alternative, you can go for it, as long as it satisfies your needs.
It may also be of much help to first borrow ideas from other users of the product, what others may have to say about the PC you are about to buy. If more than 50% of the user’s comments negatively about the product, then you better think twice going ahead to buy it. You should, however, be skillful when obtaining ideas from others. Some may simply deceive you. So, verify your sources of information for better information.
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