So your computer bogged down and now you are on the hunt for a brand new computer. The problem is the friend who helped you choose your old computer is living in another state now and frankly, you are just lost when it comes to computer shopping.
First things first, before you decide to buy a new computer, make sure that you know what the problem is with your old one. You may not realize it but you may not even need to change the whole computer. Sometimes, you just need to change the peripheral parts like the keyboard or the monitor. But when the CPU or the central processing unit is the one with the problem, you might need to start budgeting for a new one. This is where all the computer hardware can be found. Computer hardware is the one that makes the computer work.
Here are some of the thins that you need to know when buying a computer:
1. What’s there to fix
Just because your computer does not work does not mean that you will need to change the entire set. Often, when it bogs down, only one part is the culprit and you can change that part while still retaining the others. Of course, this depends on what that part is. Sometimes, you also need to change a major part of the computer and doing so will cost you the same amount of money that you will spend when you buy a new one. So before you start to budget, have it checked.
2. What do you need it for
Another important question to ask yourself is what you need the computer for. This will determine the kind of hardware and specifications that you need to buy to satisfy your requirements. A person for instance who is more into word processing will not need a computer with a powerful graphics card or sound card. Someone who only use it for music and not for word processing will need a big hard disk space and of course a set of powerful speakers.
3. What your budget is
A lot will depend upon the amount of money that you are willing to spend. If you want a computer that will last you several years, be prepared to spend a little bit more than the usual. This way, you will be able to choose the brands that are known for their long life and sturdiness.