One of the most expensive purchases that we can make as a family is a new computer. What do all the numbers mean? Is it a better or worse computer than we had before? Where should we get this computer. Before trying your luck at a pawn shop here is a little information that could help.
Refurbished vs. Used
You can by a used computer or a refurbished computer. Of the two I would recommend the refurbished computer. A used computer may or may not have been cleaned up, but a refurbished computer usually has been. They get cleared of old files, checked for computer problems, and on some occasions update what needs to be updated on the computer, depending on the company you go with. Just make sure you read the company’s past customer reviews. When looking at a new to you computer I have found it’s a better option.
Know Your System Requirements
You don’t have to be a computer genius to buy the right type of computer. You do need to know what you are looking for and the what the basic components of your computer does and what you need it to do. If you are getting a computer to play PC games, you are going to need good graphics. If you plan to use your new computer as a work machine you will most likely need a larger amount of RAM. Or perhaps you’re just looking for something that can do what your recently deceased computer can do. If this is the case check out www.systemrequirementslab.com . This will tell you what you can run, and what the numbers are on the computer you are on at that moment. You can use those numbers to make sure you get at least the same computer function you are currently used to having.
There are some qualities in a computer that can be enhanced with external devices. For example if you don’t have enough hard drive, you can get gig stick or external hard drive for a low price and at a later time if you need to. This line of thinking works really well with a desktop, where you can easily access your computer components in their case. It doesn’t however work so well with laptops.
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