Finding Out How to Choose a Desktop PC
If you are not too familiar with how to use a computer, don’t worry because you are not alone. Yes we may now live in the technological age of computing and science but that does not mean that older generations are as computer savvy as today’s third graders. If you are one of those people who know how to turn on a computer and log into a user account, but don’t understand why your Internet Explorer 6 browser won’t connect to the internet, then it’s time to consider yourself buying a new Desktop PC.
How to choose a brand new computer you may ask? Well first you have to know what kind of activities you like to do or will be doing. Let’s say you are the kind of person who has a lot of writing assignments, occasionally browse the internet and read emails. A powerful gaming rig obviously shouldn’t be your first choice. Simple computer tasks such as browsing the internet and occasionally watching Youtube videos that don’t require much processing power would put you in a lower price range compared to the user who plays high-end videos games like Final Fantasy.
Knowing the Difference Between Processors
Other things to consider when looking for the right PC is understanding the differences in processors. While shopping online or at your local store, you will come across names such as AMD, Dual-Core, i3, i5, i7, etc. Older processors below Intel Core i3 and AMD’s A2 are now being phased out, but for newer computers, you will come across the choice of choosing between i3, i5, and i7 or AMD’s A6/A8/A10. A computer with an i3 processor is most ideal for the simple tasks that I mentioned above, including “tweeting” on Twitter or checking your Facebook account. The i5 processor is a bit more data intensive and is suited for tasks such as doing graphics, audio production and some video production.
Now the i7 processor is where you will see a rise in price because this processor is Intel’s stronger chip where it can handle heavy duty tasks such as video recording and streaming directly to or from your computer, as well as being able to run multiple applications at the same time. For the basic or starter computer, an i3 processor is very sufficient and affordable. You may be able to find a computer in the price range of $299 – $499. A very decent price range. This computer will be able to handle all of your email reading, and internet browsing needs. Computers are not like what they used to be in the past, you now have data storage on hard-drives that go up to 16 TB or Tera-bytes. When PC’s were just becoming mainstream in the early 90’s people were happy to get a computer that had 20 GB of hard-drive space. We have phones now that hold even more data than 20 gigs which shows how far we have progressed in the last 20 years.
Let’s face it, we live in a day in age where everything is run by a computer. Computers help automate tasks and makes our lives that much easier. There are many options for you to choose from as a new computer owner. Just remember when you are inquiring about a new computer, you want a system that suites your needs. There is something out there for everyone’s budget, you just have to know exactly what you want. Be sure to check out our online store, we provide the best computer brands on the market to choose from. Thanks for reading and happy computing!