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Buying A Computer

Buying a new computer or laptop can be a daunting task. However, if you consider some of the options below, you can easily filter through the range of products out there and purchase the PC or notebook that suits your requirements.

The first point to consider is what are you purchasing the machine for. Will you be using this for gaming?, light web use such as email or general browsing, graphics or design work or business use. These will all have there own either system requirements, whether its the software you will be using or the work you intend to do.

1. Processor – Most new computer will have to over a 1.0 GB of processing power. However, the processor is the key to everything else. If intend to run the latest games, or run heavy graphic software like Photoshop or Paintshop, you will ideally be looking for a faster processor of around 2.0 GB upwards. One idea with regards to software, is to look at the minimum requirements needed and look to beyond this to avoid any system hangup's or delays.

2. Memory – One of the biggest factors is system memory or RAM. The memory is a kind temporary holding place for the data your computer runs. If this gets filled quickly or refreshes to slowly, you will find you either can't run the software at all or there will be a significant lag in both the time it takes to run programs or play games.

3. Video Cards – For intensive gaming, photo editing software, or even general multimedia watching the video card can a high impact on graphical output. Video memory usually comes in two forms shared memory and external graphic cards. Shared memory computers or laptops are usually cheaper as the memory is built in to the system, however, this can have a significant impact on the speed and quality of video output, as it takes away from the memory already installed. It is advisable if you intend to use a lot of graphical reliant software to purchase an external graphics card.

4. Ports And networking – Many laptops will now come with internal wireless networking capabilities however, it is always best to check with your wireless router that they are compliant. Also check the number of ports, including USB ports the system has. If you plan to use a USB keyboard, mouse, camera and headset, you will need adequate ports to plug into.

If your still unsure exactly what to buy then ask. Compuer shops are trained up to give out advice, and they will be able to advise you on ideal products suited to your requirements and budget.

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