Buying a Computer
There are certain things to look for when purchasing a computer system. Buy what you need instead of features you will not use.
How will you use your
Will you use it for e-mail?
Will you use it for accessing the Internet?
What kind of software programs will you use?
Consider these options
when you purchase your computer system.
This is important, so buy as much as you can afford. Buy at least 128 MB of RAM (Random Access Memory).
Hard drive disk
This is important, so buy as much as you can afford. Buy at least a 20-GB hard disk.
This is important, so buy as much as you can afford. 2GHz is good for most users.
The monitor display screen should be as large as you like-at least a 17-inch monitor. A flat panel monitor costs more, but it can save you space.
Warranties and Tech Support
You probably will not need these for more than three years.
You plan to purchase a new computer. What are some things to consider in order to get the best system for you?
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