How To Choose The Right Computer For You

A computer has become not only an essential feature of education, but success in today’s world. Picking a computer seems easy enough but how do you know which is best for you? Use these 4 simple tips when hunting for your next computer.
1.  First, evaluate your needs. What are you using the computer for? Do you want a laptop or desktop? A desktop can be significantly cheaper if they have the same specs.Go browsing through the laptops in your local retailer, and you’ll see a whole host of specifications. The good news: When it comes to specs, you don’t have to get overly worried about the small print. As a useful shortcut, just look at the prices, which will often tell you which computers are more powerful than others. But it still helps to know a little bit about what you’re dealing with.If you plan on having a steady workspace and don’t need or like to bring your PC around, then you might be able to save some money with a desktop. 
2.  Apple or Windows PC?  Most people just stick with what they know but whether or not you chose an Apple or Windows PC, depends on your needs. Not all software is available for every operating system, so, if you absolutely need Final Cut for that feature film you’re shooting on the weekend, don’t buy a Windows computer expecting it to run Mac-only software. These days, the Windows versus macOS argument for computers is a lot like the Android versus iOS one for phones. The major desktop operating systems have borrowed so much from each other that it’s not that easy to tell them apart any more. Often, you’re better off simply sticking with whatever OS you’re most familiar with. 

How to choose the best desktop PC for you? There are so many issues that it’s difficult to know where to begin.

There is a simple way to at least begin cutting down the choices on offer, though, and ensure you get the best PC for your needs.

Take a moment to think about the sort of applications you’ll want to run on your new PC, as these will help to decide which features your system will need.

If you only intend to run basic tasks – browsing the web, sending emails, running office-type software like Microsoft Word – then the good news is that most computers, even at the budget end of the market, will be able to cope with your requirements.

An entertainment PC can handle those basic jobs, too, but might also be used to watch TV and movies, listen to music, play some games, perhaps share music and video files across a home network. Systems like this need a little more in the way of hardware power, like a larger hard drive to store all your music and movies, as well as a big screen, a good sound card and speakers, but they still don’t have to be too expensive. Many entertainment PCs are all-in-one PCs these days.

3. Check your budget.

4. Research the basic computer components.




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