How to choose your first computer
So you want to buy your first computer? This will show you how to find the right computer for you. You have to buy a computer that fits your budget, your needs. You may or may not need a powerful computer depending on your needs
Make a Budget
Think about how much money you are willing to pay for a computer.
What purpose will your computer serve?
If it is for basic applications like word processing, then look for a cheap model. If you want to play games, you’ll need something with a fast processor, lots of RAM, a large hard drive, and good sound and graphics cards.
Where will it be used?
If you intend to leave it in the office or at home on the desk, then buy a desktop.
If you need to take it all over the place, you’ll need a laptop.
Who is going to use it?
If you will be the only one using it, and mostly for playing games, then Windows 10 or Windows 7 will serve you well.
If it’s for an office and you have to share it, you might need one with more memory and Windows 7 Professional or Ubuntu.
Choose an Operating System
It is the most important step for choosing your computer
- Linux is stable, fast and free.
- Microsoft Windows (98, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10) is the most popular platform in general and for gaming.
- Mac OS X is popular for creative endeavors and multimedia.
Choose the Hardware
Decide whether you want a desktop machine, a laptop that you can take with you, or a netbook.
A netbook is a smaller version of the laptop but more portable and with fewer built-in devices such as CD and DVD drives.
How much memory is sufficient?
Decide how much RAM memory you want your computer to have. Many software has a minimum RAM requirement in order to run. So if your software says it requires 2 GB of memory, and your computer has only one GB of memory, it will not run. The more RAM the better, but it will be more expensive.
You should at least have 2 GB or more RAM unless the only thing you are using the computer for is connecting to the internet (in which case you can do with only 1 GB).
If you want to use it in Gaming or editing software like Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc. then you have to purchase minimum 8 GB of RAM
Scan the Internet, and become more knowledgeable. Compare prices, and whether the computer can be upgraded as needed.
Then you are ready to order, either online or in a store
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