A Guide to Buying a Desktop

Computer

Even though desktop computers are not as popular as they used to be, they are still the most suitable choice for many people. These computers can be more powerful than laptop computers while being more affordable. Here are things that you must do before buying a desktop computer. 1. Ask yourself why you need it It is important to know that different needs call for a different type of a personal computer. This is because some needs require special resources. For example, gaming requires more powerful processors and more advanced graphic cards than casual use such as editing documents through the word processor or watching a movie. Therefore before you even begin shopping, you must evaluate why you need a desktop computer. Here are some questions you should ask yourself;Do I need it for work or for casual use?Do I need a family computer or one for person use?By answering these questions, you will be able to get a clearer picture of what is appropriate for you. 2. Set down your preference Desktop computers come in different styles, performance capabilities, color, size etc. It is important to decide on your preferences early enough so that you can eliminate options that do not fit in your interests. For example deciding that you want an all in one PC would help you narrow down your search to that line of personal computers. 3. Determine what you are willing to pay Setting a budget is always a good idea because it will help you avoid overspending and the feeling of being cheated. You can get a desktop computer with as little as $400. However, the price can go as high as $150 dollars for a premium machine. 4. Determine your operating system of choice The operating system is the software that allows other programs on your computer to run. The OS determines among other things:1. What programs you can run2. The cost of maintenance3. Connectivity options with other devices4. The user interface 5. The cost of the computer The three most common operating systems include Windows, OS X for Mac and Linux. Macs are generally more expensive than other desktop computers but offer a smoother running experience than both Linux and Windows. Windows is very versatile allowing connectivity and compatibility with many devices, unlike Linux. However, Linux requires very little maintenance and is not vulnerable to viruses. 5. Do not overlook the specs The specs are the engine of the computer. If you compromise on the specs, you will limit how efficiently your computer runs and what tasks it can do. The most important specs to look for include: RAM, Processor speed, and the storage space. The RAM and the processor speed will affect how fast your PC is. A bigger RAM will allow your computer to load programs faster and to multitask more efficiently. In this case, a RAM bigger than 4 GB is preferable. The processorYou will want a powerful processor if you prefer a high- performance machine. The 2 main choices include Intel and AMD. While none is explicitly better than the other, what makes the difference is the type of chip that is used. With Intel, Atom, Pentium, and Celeron are older and offer low performance. You are better off with core i3, 15 or 17. For AMD avoid the C or E series and consider A6 or A8. 6. Storage space You would want as much space as possible on your computer. These days you can get as much as 1 terabyte of hard drive space. While more space comes at a higher price, aim at something that has at least 500GB. If you get to choose between hard drive storage and an SSD storage, do not think twice about choosing the SSD. It offers better performance and less noise. 7. Optical driveLook out for this feature if you want to be playing media files from CD or DVD or to be writing photos on DVD. If you want to enjoy high definition movies, chose a computer that comes with a Blu-ray supported drive.
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Newsworthy
Here’s an amazing article from Alberta, Canada, about computers that use much less energy than today’s computers.

The ultimate green

technology:

Creating computers

that use 10,000

times less energy

Imagine patterning and visualizing silicon at the atomic level, something which, if done successfully, will revolutionize the quantum and classical computing industry. A team of scientists has done just that, led by a world- renowned physicist and his up-and-coming protégé. The University of Alberta's Robert Wolkow and Taleana Huff are patterning and imaging electronic circuits at the atomic level. Credit: John Ulan for the University of Alberta Imagine patterning and visualizing silicon at the atomic level, something which, if done successfully, will revolutionize the quantum and classical computing industry. A team of scientists in Edmonton, Canada has done just that. University of Alberta PhD student Taleana Huff teamed up with her supervisor Robert Wolkow to channel a technique called atomic force microscopy -- or AFM -- to pattern and image electronic circuits at the atomic level. Read more here. This could revolutionize the entire computer industry.
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A Guide to Buying a

Desktop Computer

Even though desktop computers are not as popular as they used to be, they are still the most suitable choice for many people. These computers can be more powerful than laptop computers while being more affordable. Here are things that you must do before buying a desktop computer. 1. Ask yourself why you need it It is important to know that different needs call for a different type of a personal computer. This is because some needs require special resources. For example, gaming requires more powerful processors and more advanced graphic cards than casual use such as editing documents through the word processor or watching a movie. Therefore before you even begin shopping, you must evaluate why you need a desktop computer. Here are some questions you should ask yourself;Do I need it for work or for casual use?Do I need a family computer or one for person use?By answering these questions, you will be able to get a clearer picture of what is appropriate for you. 2. Set down your preference Desktop computers come in different styles, performance capabilities, color, size etc. It is important to decide on your preferences early enough so that you can eliminate options that do not fit in your interests. For example deciding that you want an all in one PC would help you narrow down your search to that line of personal computers. 3. Determine what you are willing to pay Setting a budget is always a good idea because it will help you avoid overspending and the feeling of being cheated. You can get a desktop computer with as little as $400. However, the price can go as high as $150 dollars for a premium machine. 4. Determine your operating system of choice The operating system is the software that allows other programs on your computer to run. The OS determines among other things:1. What programs you can run2. The cost of maintenance3. Connectivity options with other devices4. The user interface 5. The cost of the computer The three most common operating systems include Windows, OS X for Mac and Linux. Macs are generally more expensive than other desktop computers but offer a smoother running experience than both Linux and Windows. Windows is very versatile allowing connectivity and compatibility with many devices, unlike Linux. However, Linux requires very little maintenance and is not vulnerable to viruses. 5. Do not overlook the specs The specs are the engine of the computer. If you compromise on the specs, you will limit how efficiently your computer runs and what tasks it can do. The most important specs to look for include: RAM, Processor speed, and the storage space. The RAM and the processor speed will affect how fast your PC is. A bigger RAM will allow your computer to load programs faster and to multitask more efficiently. In this case, a RAM bigger than 4 GB is preferable. The processorYou will want a powerful processor if you prefer a high-performance machine. The 2 main choices include Intel and AMD. While none is explicitly better than the other, what makes the difference is the type of chip that is used. With Intel, Atom, Pentium, and Celeron are older and offer low performance. You are better off with core i3, 15 or 17. For AMD avoid the C or E series and consider A6 or A8. 6. Storage space You would want as much space as possible on your computer. These days you can get as much as 1 terabyte of hard drive space. While more space comes at a higher price, aim at something that has at least 500GB. If you get to choose between hard drive storage and an SSD storage, do not think twice about choosing the SSD. It offers better performance and less noise. 7. Optical driveLook out for this feature if you want to be playing media files from CD or DVD or to be writing photos on DVD. If you want to enjoy high definition movies, chose a computer that comes with a Blu-ray supported drive.
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Ullamco ad et irure. Anim id duis mollit. Pariatur nostrud duis minim nulla ad culpa ea ut quis est dolore ad nostrud.    
Newsworthy
Here’s an amazing article from Alberta, Canada, about computers that use much less energy than today’s computers.

The ultimate green technology: Creating

computers that use 10,000 times less

energy

Imagine patterning and visualizing silicon at the atomic level, something which, if done successfully, will revolutionize the quantum and classical computing industry. A team of scientists has done just that, led by a world-renowned physicist and his up- and-coming protégé. The University of Alberta's Robert Wolkow and Taleana Huff are patterning and imaging electronic circuits at the atomic level. Credit: John Ulan for the University of Alberta Imagine patterning and visualizing silicon at the atomic level, something which, if done successfully, will revolutionize the quantum and classical computing industry. A team of scientists in Edmonton, Canada has done just that. University of Alberta PhD student Taleana Huff teamed up with her supervisor Robert Wolkow to channel a technique called atomic force microscopy -- or AFM -- to pattern and image electronic circuits at the atomic level. Read more here. This could revolutionize the entire computer industry.
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