How to make an appropriate selectionin buying a computer :
Desktop or Laptop
If you need a computer on the road, alaptop may serve both mobile and back-at-the-ranch use. Today,laptops are very expandable with USB ports and PC Card slots allowingfor a myriad of extra devices. The only problem may be screen sizeand keyboard. Try it first! If the screen is too small and/or thekeyboard is not conducive to long hours of typing, a full-sizemonitor and external keyboard can be attached at the home site.However, the maximum screen resolution is coming from the laptop, andthat cannot be changed unless you have a docking station that allowsa different display adapter to be plugged in. See laptop for all thefeatures.
If you wish to buy a desktop thenyou should keep the following things in mind:
For Home Users:If you wish to buy a desktop withthe latest operating system Windows 7 then you should focus a bit onthese hardware configuration:
- Home use
- Office use
Hard drive: 320GB or more
Memory : 2 GB ormore
Processor: Quad toduo or I3You don't need to buy any anti virusor any other software because a lot is available free on the internetand that s sufficient.everything else depends on yourneed.For Office Users:Ifyou wish to buy a desktop with the latest operating system Windows 7then you should focus a bit on these hardware configuration:
Hard drive: 500GB or more
Memory :4 GB ormoreProcessor:I3 or moreYoumust have a better protection I would recommend Norton.For Gamers:Ifyou wish to buy a desktop with the latest operating system Windows 7then you should focus a bit on these hardware configuration:
Hard drive: 1 TBor more
Memory :8 GB ormoreProcessor:I5 or moreAnadditional Video card is recommended with a dedicated memory on it.Youdon't need to buy any anti virus or any other software because a lotis available free on the internet and that s sufficient.Ifyou don't want to buy a branded computer you can also get itassembled that s also a fair option as you get warranty on all thecomponent you select and you have an option to design it yourself asper your need.Ifyou are planing to go for a LaptopThen in that case you must follow the above things apart from thatyou should keep a few points in your mind:Security- Laptop tracking
Usethe Cyber Angel security solution to track your laptop in case it isstolen. Shocks
Becauseof they are designed to maximize mobility, laptops are prone toshocks. Always turn your laptop OFF before you move your notebookfrom a place to another, unless it is well stabilized on a stand thatis designed to absorb shock.