7 Things to Look for in a New Desktop PC
If you’re not a techie, buying hardware can be an arduous task. Use these tips for buying a machine that best suits your business needs.
Does your old clunker make wheezing noises when it boots up? Has your typing become faster than your computer? Tired of looking at the Windows hourglass for minutes at a time?
Perhaps it’s time for a new desktop computer.
Computer manufacturers continue to struggle with weak business. Meanwhile, component manufacturers are making their goods smaller, faster and cheaper. The upshot: You can get a good deal on a powerful machine.
I can’t recommend individual machines. They might not be on the market when you read this. Instead, let’s go through the components that make up computers. Use these to help decide what you need.
Following are seven points to ponder before you buy:
This is one of the most expensive parts. Microprocessors for Windows machines are made by Intel and AMD. Those for Apples are made by IBM and Motorola. So here’s my first piece of advice: Don’t worry so much about who...