Purchasing A PC.


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Purchasing A Computer Agenda: What sort of client would you say you are? PC Ad Review (Terminology) Service and Warranties Where to Buy Questions? Steve Garwood Camden County Library 9/7/01

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Buying a Computer Don\'t Forget… You can\'t know everything (and shouldn\'t have any desire to) It\'s each of the a learning knowledge Buy as much as you can (however attempt to abstain from renting) as a rule the better the PC the higher the cost The day you purchase something better will turn out

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Buying a Computer What sort of client are you?* How Experienced would you say you are with PCs? Have never possessed one/don\'t utilize one at work. Own a framework that is over five years of age/infrequently utilized Own a framework acquired after 1997/use it routinely Own a two year old PC framework that can\'t stay aware of present requests *From Consumer Reports

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Buying a Computer What kind of client are you?* How would you utilize your present PC or plan to utilize another one For fundamentals like word handling, email, and web surfing. For the majority of the above, in addition to monetary administration and youngsters\' product. To oversee and run a home office or home-based business To play the most recent on the web, CD, or DVD diversions and/or use it for advanced imaging and photograph chronicling. *From Consumer Reports

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Buying a Computer What kind of client are you?* 3. Who will be the essential client of the PC? Yourself and/or your mate. Yourself and/or your mate and youthful youngsters. For the most part yourself in a business limit. Yourself and your kids, adolescents specifically. *From Consumer Reports

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Buying a Computer What sort of client are you?* 4. How long every week will the PC be being used? 5-10. 10-25. 25-40. 40 or more. *From Consumer Reports

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Buying a Computer What sort of client are you?* 5. How would you utilize or hope to utilize the Internet? Once in a while, generally for email and research. In any event once per day, to check email and news and to shop. A few times each day to impart for business and to get to critical data and records. Constantly, for diversion and mingling. *From Consumer Reports

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Buying a Computer What sort of client are you?* 6. What sorts of programming are most critical to you? Web program, word processor, and reference book. A profitability suite for home-office use. The greater part of the above in addition to recreations and budgetary projects. The most recent DVD-based activity recreations and/or photograph altering programming. *From Consumer Reports

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Buying a Computer What kind of client are you?* 7. When you set up your new PC, you\'d like… Goof-verification directions and shading coded links. Fundamental guidelines and a client\'s manual. A client\'s manual maybe, however I kind of recognize what I\'m doing. Nothing – I can do it blindfolded. *From Consumer Reports

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Buying a Computer What kind of client are you?* 8. How long utilize do you anticipate from another PC? I don\'t know what number of I ought to anticipate. At least 5 years sounds great to me. Three to Five years, and after that I know I\'ll have to update. Until the most up to date must-have innovation tags along. *From Consumer Reports

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Buying a Computer What kind of client are you?* If your PC has specialized inconveniences, what strategy would you take after? Call the store where I purchased the PC and request administration. Call the maker\'s client administration number and be driven orderly through analysis and repair. Have a repair individual go to my home, under guarantee. Counsel the client\'s manual and/or producer\'s site and attempt to alter the issue myself. *From Consumer Reports

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Buying a Computer What kind of client are you?* 10.What do you see yourself doing on your PC later on? Managing an account online and doing web shopping. Sending email photographs to companions and relatives. Maintaining a little business and video-conferencing with far off associates. Downloading MP3 music records, utilizing bleeding edge interactive media programming, and maybe doing some computerized video altering. *From Consumer Reports

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Buying a Computer What sort of client are you?* Answer Key: Mostly A\'s – Novice User Expect to pay $600 to $1,000 Mostly B\'s or blend An\'s and/or B\'s – Mixed Needs Expect to pay $1,000 to $1,500 Mostly C\'s or blend B\'s and C\'s - Experienced User Expect to pay $1,500 to $2,000 Mostly D\'s or blend C\'s and D\'s – Power User. Hope to pay $2,000 to $3,500 *From Consumer Reports

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Buying a Computer Comparing Computer Ads: #1 Staples Advertisement 9/9/01 Intel Celeron Processor800mhz 128mb RAM 20 Gigabyte Hard Drive 48x Max CD-Rom Drive Compaq 15" Monitor Compaq Color Printer Free year MSN $899.94 - $200 in discounts = $699 #3 Gateway Website 9/9/01 Intel Pentium 4 1.6 Ghz 128mb RDRAM 40 Gigabyte Hard Drive 32x Max CD-Rom Drive 8x Max CD-RW Drive 17" Monitor (15.9 visible picture size) 64MB NVIDIA™ GeForce2 MX400 AGP Graphics 56k modem Boston Acoustics Speakers Intel Pocket PC camera Free year AOL $1299 #2 Best Buy Advertisement 9/9/01 Intel Celeron 900Mhz PC bundle 128mb SDRAM 30 Gigabyte Hard Drive 48x Max CD-Rom Drive 8x CD-RW Drive Intel Direct 3D AGP Graphics V.90 rapid modem 15" HP .28monitor (13.8 distinguishable picture size) Polk Audio Speakers HP Color Printer Free year MSN $1099 - $300 in refunds (4 discounts) = $799 Anyone else confounded?

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Buying a Computer Comparing Computer Ads Step 1 - Processor Computer #1 – Celeron 800Mhz Computer #2 – Celeron 900Mhz Computer #3 – Pentium IV 1.6 Ghz Processor – (otherwise called CPU) The clock pace of the processor measured in Mhz and now Ghz decides how quick the PC can work. As a rule the speedier you can purchase the better Some Different Processors: Intel – Pentium (III, IV) and Celeron AMD – Athlon, K-6 and Duron Via Technologies – MII and Cyrix

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Buying a Computer Comparing Computer Ads Step 2 - RAM First, how PCs comprehend size Byte = 1 Character Kilobyte = 1000 Bytes (1000 characters) Megabyte = 1000 Kilobytes (1,000,000… ) Gigabyte = 1000 Megabytes (1,000,000,000… )

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Buying a Computer Buying a Computer Comparing Computer Ads Step 2 - RAM Computer #1 – 128mb RAM Computer #2 – 128mb SDRAM Computer #3 – 128mb RDRAM RAM – Random Access Memory The memory the PC utilizes while working As a part of general the more RAM the more projects the PC can run at the same time Computers will by and large accompany somewhere around 64 and 256mb of RAM (Get no less than 64, however 128 is better) DRAM – Current Standard SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) – Faster (Set to work with PC clock speed) RDRAM ( Rambus DRAM) – Even Faster

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Buying a Computer Comparing Computer Ads Step 3 – Hard Drive Space Computer #1 – 20Gb Hard Drive Computer #2 – 30Gb Hard Drive Computer #3 – 40Gb Hard Drive Hard Drive Memory The PC\'s long haul memory The spot where PC projects are put away and the reports, pictures, sound records you make. Desktop PCs will for the most part accompany 16 to 75Gb of hard drive space. Consider Hard Drive space like wardrobe space (Can you ever truly have enough?)

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Buying a Computer Comparing Computer Ads Step 4 - Monitor Computer #1 – 15" Monitor Computer #2 – 15" Monitor 13.8" Viewable Computer #3 – 17" Monitor 15.9" Viewable Monitor General sizes: 15", 17", 19", 20-25" 15" Standard on low evaluated PCs Viewable range measured corner to corner 17" has visible territory by and large 33% greater than 15" Bigger the screen the more space it takes up and the more it costs Most PCs use Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) like TV Also Flat Screen (CRT) and Flat Panel (LCD) models Flat Panel screens freshest, little impression, more costly, picture not as brilliant Beware of spot pitch – you need .28mm or less

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Buying a Computer Comparing Computer Ads Step 5 – CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD Computer #1 – 48X Max CD-ROM drive Computer #2 – 48X Max CD-ROM drive; 8x Max CD-RW Computer #3 – 48X Max CD-ROM drive; 8x Max CD-RW CD: Plays CD music and introduces programs from CD-R: Plays CD music, introduces programs from CD, and permits you to record (copy) your own particular CD-RW: Plays CD music, introduces programs from CD, and permits you to record and re-record CDs DVD: Plays CD music, introduce programs from CD, and Play DVD Note: DVDs will inevitably absolutely supplant CDs "Recordable" DVD is here however exceptionally costly… cost will descend

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Buying a Computer Comparing Computer Ads Step 6 – Printers Computer #1 – Compaq Color Printer Computer #2 – HP Color Printer Computer #3 – None Printers are by and large Inkjet or Laser sorts Unless you maintain a little business get an inkjet Ink expenses are your most prominent adversary Printers are practically "given" with PCs, if excluded a printer shouldn\'t cost you more than $200 in the event that you simply need fundamentals

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Buying a Computer Comparing Computer Ads Step 7 – Can you Upgrade? Overhaul the Processor? Memory Sockets Expansion openings Ports Expansion Bays Hard Drive or Storage

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Buying a Computer Comparing Computer Ads Step 8 –Internet Service and Modems Computer #1 – 56k; 1yr MSN Computer #2 – 56k; 1yr MSN Computer #3 – 56k; 1yr AOL Your PC will either require a modem or system card to associate with the Internet Modem\'s are most basic and utilize your telephone line to interface Modem\'s are standard gear and most PCs will accompany a V90 56K modem Network cards are utilized to associate with link frameworks and LANs Many PCs will accompany a year free administration Some accompany discounts for agreeing to long haul administration

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