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How to buy the right computer/laptop?


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#1 vrizzy

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:48 PM

How can i choose the right computer/laptop for my needs?

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:09 AM

The price of the computer, the specifications, the brand, the value etc.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:13 AM

How do you define "my needs"?

If all you do is surf and routine computer functions...you don't even need a brand new computer, since computers from the Pentium era perform all such pretty easily and reliably.

FWIW: I don't own laptops (personal bias) but it's my perception that users now buy computers based on the same criteria they use when buying cars...whim, false expectations, and good advertising.

IMO, the first question one should ask oneself...before buying a laptop...should be, "Aside from the mobility aspect, why am I not buying a desktop?" Desktops offer more latitude for upgrades, repairs, reliability, and isolating a problem...than I see possible with a laptop.

The second question I would ask myself..."How much am I willing to spend on a laptop" would steer me in the direction I need to go.

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You seem to have missed this, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic226685.html .

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:23 PM

I would have to disagree with you Louis about buying a used computer. You rather buy a new one because usually it's completely free of problems unlike some used computers.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:56 AM

I also disagree with Louis about the used part, but I do agree with his Laptop question to yourself. I frequently get clients asking me for the price on a laptop, and end up selling them desktops.

What I tell everyone when pricing out computers, these are three things to look at.

Processor: Stay away from Celeron & Sempron Processors, I prefer the intel i5, casual surfing and word precessing i3 is ok

at least 2GB + of RAM

What is the Warranty?

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:35 PM

I also disagree with Louis about the used part, but I do agree with his Laptop question to yourself. I frequently get clients asking me for the price on a laptop, and end up selling them desktops.

What I tell everyone when pricing out computers, these are three things to look at.

Processor: Stay away from Celeron & Sempron Processors, I prefer the intel i5, casual surfing and word precessing i3 is ok

at least 2GB + of RAM

What is the Warranty?

The Celeron and the Sempron is perfect for casual surfing and word processing, i have used the Celeron before for one of my builds and it works really well :thumbsup:

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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