Time to buy a computer? Tips for making the right choice

Thursday, December 17, 2009

From USA Today:  Here are other mainstream factors every PC buyer should consider:

•Windows or Macintosh.
•Chips off the old block. The brain of your computer is the processor.
•Storage. Think big
•Memory. You can never have enough memory,
•Netbook vs. laptop.There are many trade-offs: cramped keyboards, modest screen sizes, limited storage and wimpy processors.
•More to think about. Make sure your PC has ample USB ports for connecting peripherals. Some machines no longer include FireWire, a port for hooking up older camcorders. If that's important to you, make sure it's there. HDMI is a viable option for folks who want to hook their computers to an HDTV. An eSATA connection is an alternative way to hook up some external drives. 
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