Which computer should I buy?
This question was answered on September 22, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
First you need to assess your needs:
1 Hardware and software considerations
2 Upgrading capabilities
3 Monetary concerns
What will you be using your computer for? Will you be storing much information or little? Do you want a lot of software or will you just be using your computer to access the Internet? If your storage needs are great, you will want to get a large hard drive If you want to run a program like PhotoShop, it takes a great deal of space on your hard drive to store the photographs and will take a lot of memory to run
Do you foresee needing to upgrade in the near future or will you be content with the same system for several years? Some computers are very specific about what upgrading can be done, others are more liberal and easily upgraded.
You will need a cd-rom drive as most of the programs now are installed using cds You will probably want a floppy disk drive or a super disk drive Will you have need for a cd-writable drive or a Jazz drive or zip drive for extra storage? Are you buying a home computer or will the computer be used in an office setting?
There are so many aspects to be considered in purchasing a computer that it would be impossible for me to advise you what to buy I hope that you will choose wisely and consider looking at some of the websites of various computer vendors to determine your needs before you purchase.
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Posted by Ken Colburn of Data Doctors on September 22, 1999