How to Shop for a Right Desktop Computer

How to Shop for a Right Desktop Computer

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How to Shop for a Right Desktop Computer

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Posted: May 21, 2009 |


People will either buy a new desktop computer to replace their manual work or their outdated desktop computer.  With the advances of computers today, a desktop computer will become outdated very quickly.  Fortunately, the prices to purchase a new desktop computer are becoming more inexpensive and the features are improving.  However, there are so many brands and configurations to choose from, people will need to prepare themselves with researching before going for a new computer.

You can find plenty of information about a desktop computer on the web, because of the convenience of search engine websites.  Besides going for the reasonable price, things like warranty, technical support, upgrades and the quality of each component of the desktop are also important.  Components like keyboard, mouse, monitor, memory, cd and dvd drive, computer processor, number of extension slots, number of USB ports, graphic and sound systems are things that need to be considered.

A comfortable keyboard will make your work easier, especially if you work many hours a day in front of the computer.  Keyboard connections can be PS/2 or USB connectors to the computers.  Most people will prefer USB because it is easy to connect to the computers.  Just plug it in and Windows will automatically configure the computer for it.  Mouse is also important to navigate the pointer or cursor on the screen, clicking a button, option box, or checkbox.  There are remote and wired mouse, ball rolling and optical mouse to choose from.  There are also many useful computer tips at for you to read.

Selecting the right speed of the computer processor or CPU is critical for the performance of the computer besides memory.  The CPU with 2.0 GHz, which stands for gigahertz or the measuring unit for speed, will be faster than the 1.0 Ghz CPU.  The size of Random-Access Memory or RAM for temporary storage will also affect the speed of the computer, the more GB or gigabytes the faster.  Hard Disk is another storage device that store data permanently until they are erased, the more gigabytes the more storage capacity.  You can refer to the technical specifications of the desktop computer or ask the technical support personnel for advice.

The monitor is essential for the desktop computer to show the data and graphics on the screen for the computer.  LCD Flat screen monitors have become the standard as the displaying unit for computers.  Things to look at are resolution, contrast, refresh rate, response speed, and brightness, they are all important for user visual comfort and health.  CD and DVD drives with the right speed will also affect the performance of the data access for the computer system.  Again, you can always do the research on the web or asking the technical personnel.

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