7 Tips to Buy Computer for Newbie, What to Do & Why

Today computers are a very important tool and a lot of usefulness. Students, office workers, housewives, businessmen and many more professions are in need of what is known as a computer. Computers are no longer a luxury, but it is a necessity.

More progress and development of information and communication technologies, make the computer becomes a tool that is very familiar with humans. Using computers, a lot of job can be done and resolved more easily. Various things can be done using computers, like typing a paper, editing photos, email, and connect with social networks like facebook and twitter. In addition, computers can also be used for listening to music, watching movies / videos, play games and blogging. Especially for a blogger, a computer is the number one tool in the world of blogging. Of course, other than Internet connection and other softwere.

Because of the many functions of a computer, so the more people who want to buy it. There are various reasons people want to buy a computer, and some even want to have it simply not be said “outdated”. Due to the large demand on the computer, then popping up a lot of shops that provide computer and other supporting equipment, even many that sell computers online in the Internet.

For beginners of buying a computer, maybe a lot of things that make confusion to select and purchase the appropriate computer. However, for those who are ever to buy computers in past, they have experience regarding specifications and prices that match.

It isn’t fair, but buying a computer is just plain easier for some than it is for others. Those who’ve purchased and used a computer in the past already have an idea of what they need in a new computer. But those who are new to the computer world could get lost in the myriad of choices available.

Election computer specifications is needed, so it’s not redundant. Redundant in buying a computer can be caused due that we could not exploit the capabilities of the existing computers optimally.

The short answer to “What should I buy?” is “The best.” Of course that answer is extremely subjective because “the best” to one person is certainly different to another. Our definition of “the best” is the fastest and the biggest, but even that leaves the computer newbie confused. Here’s a quick rundown of what the computer novice should do and why.

1. Buy a computer that includes basic peripherals.

Every computer can be broken down into four major components: CPU unit, monitor, keyboard, and mouse. For the novice, it’s best to buy a computer that has all of these components included so that when it’s taken home, assembling the computer is a simple matter of plugging things in where they belong. Save the individual purchases of these components for those who have more experience.

There are 2 types of desktop computers, which is assembled and built up. Computer assembly means we choose the parts or components that we want and then we assemble into a single entity that has a fully functional computer. Computers built up means we buy a computer that has been assembled by the vendor or a particular company. So buy a computer built up exactly like buying a TV or mobile phone.

I prefer to buy computers assembled. why? What is better? the answer is yes and no. Computer assemblies have more value in flexibility. Desired features is depending on thickness of our pockets (our budget). The thicker, it’s more of our choices.

Computers built up it is more simple at the time of purchase, but the price of a PC built up more expensive. With the same specs, PCs assemblies could cheaper about 40% – 50% rather than a PC built up. Excess PC built up the most significant is the age which is longer and usually supplied authentic Windows software.

2. Decide what you’ll use the computer for.

If you want to use your computer for cruising the web, sending email, or performing simple word-processing or spreadsheet tasks, a computer with the basic components that we just described should suffice. If you want to use a computer to help with a career in multimedia however, you’re going to need to accessorize your system with a scanner, printer, digital camera, tablet, or digicam for example. If you want a computer to help with a career in music, you will need a quality microphone and set of speakers.

3. Create a budget and stick to it.

How much can you afford to spend on a new computer? Although the prices of computers are decreasing, they can still create a hefty expense especially if you need additional peripherals described above. In addition, you’ll need to figure in costs for maintenance, servicing, and insuring.

4. Start comparison shopping and look for the “fastest and biggest.”

By “fastest and biggest,” we mean the computer with the fastest processor, the fastest modem, the biggest memory, and the biggest hard drive capacity. Even if you think that you’ll never need the amount of speed or space available on the market today, it’s important to have in the event that you truly do need that much in the future. Having such a large reserve will cut down on costs when the time comes to upgrade for more than what you may settle for in a computer that offers less.

5. Stick with the better-known brands.

Venturing off the beaten path with lessor-known brands is again, an adventure for those who have more experience with computers. Although those better-known brands may be a tad bit more expensive, the computer novice will appreciate the comfort in purchasing a computer from a business that has a long record of building quality products, and that has the funds available for fulfilling returns, trades, servicing, and warranties.

6. Gather news and information about kumputer components that will be purchased, or the opinions of others who ever used it.

Information about the computer can be viewed from various sources, such as computer magazines and online news or reviewer sites such as AnandTech, Tom’s Hardware, HardOCP, and others. Do not just hope to one magazine, because it is usually a computer magazine to get his income from sponsorships producers. So that their recommendations are not neutral. Generally, the bloggers writing about a component can be made in consideration.

Ask questions and compare to the many shops / suppliers of devices / components. Compare pricing and specifications. Invite your friends or relatives who understand the computer when it will choose or make a purchase. Usually a friend with more knowledge and information it gives us a good basis for making a purchase.

7. Select a store.

Having an idea of what you want in a computer and what kind of computer that you want, your only task left is to select the place in which you want to buy it. There are a number of places available including computer store outlets, online stores, auction sites, used computer stores, or your friendly neighborhood yard sale. For the computer novice, we recommend buying a computer from a physical store. In  a physical store, you have the opportunity to see the computer of interest in person and ask questions. New computer buyers also have access to store warranties, returns, trades, and services.

These suggestions should give the computer newbie a great start in selecting a quality computer for the first time and they apply to either Windows computers or Apple Macintosh computers. After making these decisions and finally selecting one that fits your needs, you can then venture into the fascinating world of software – a world that is just as grand as the world of hardware!


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