What are the matters that you must consider when buy a new dekstop PC/Laptop?

Malaysia
April 30, 2008 11:52pm CST
Hi everyone!!! i've new topic to discuss on.if you buy a brand new PC or laptops what are the things u must consider? Some of us are considering about the brands because good brands means good quality. On the other hand,maybe we just ask someone maybe our friends,cllgues or sales promoter to check the latest release of this technology. But does it really helps you in choosing the best and suitable PC/laptops that trust meet your needs? Come lets share your knowledge here
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15 responses
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
1 May 08
You should consider what you want to be doing it...gaming other software and if the software you wish to use is compatible with the system you are purchasing. You need to think about how much data you intend to save...and how much ram is required to run software, If you're to choose between a laptop and a desktop consider how much you travel. some downfalls of a laptop is they arent very good for gaming...and they arent as easy to upgrade when they are out of date. They also have alot of builtin parts which are harder to replace.
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
1 May 08
I would take saundyl point too, this way you can allot which part to beef up. The pc or laptop perfectly for you. Welcom raziffsiti and happy posting.
• Malaysia
3 May 08
tq for the responds guys
@elsoft12 (1825)
• India
1 May 08
4 GB RAM, Min. 160 GB Harddisk Dual core processor DVD Writer This combination will ensure you will get all other latest and advanced features to your PC Suggested Brands : HP ,Dell
• Malaysia
3 May 08
ok nice sugesstion.tq! :)
3 May 08
I will consider the CPU speed and I prefer Intel than AMD. may be this is the brand loyalty. and also I want the monitor to be at least 19 inch LCD screen, the bigger the better. If you are a gamer, good graphic card is essential. I don't believe the brand name of the PC. I only care the brand name of the components, such as CPU, hard drive, optical drive,etc.
@oliverdt (1959)
• Philippines
3 May 08
For me the first thing to consider buying new computer is the price, if my budget is enough to buy the computer. The next thing is if it has the latest processor and system board, loaded with new operating system.
@login67 (38)
2 May 08
well i also know that,today i buy a new laptop and its 2gb ram and 200gb hard dist, inintel core 2 duo processor t8100(2.10ghz),dvd=rw,inbuilt blue tooth , card reader 1.3 inbuilt camera , fingerprint sensor, and the brand is sony it's cost about Rs 54000 so is that good or not. i want dell but it's out late is not in india so did not get it.
@zpanmei (60)
1 May 08
well as far as i know it is best to get all the different parts and assemble it yourself(for desktop). it will get you what you want and is a lot cheaper too. all parts comes with gurantee. first check out for the processor and the main board, they are the main things if you want your pc to work really fast! and it has to stay there till the end! and then check for the size of the ram! ram and all others things can be added up afterwards. and for laptops just look for the speed of the processor and size of the ram mainly! i assembled myself and is working fine!
• United States
1 May 08
I'm not that wise of features of computers ;O lol but I would want a Dell computer running with Windows XP or higher, it needs to have gaming features,PHOTOSHOP omg
• Romania
1 May 08
the laptop is in special for bussiness. and the pc is for the the games internet music videos and more.......................i think :P
• Philippines
1 May 08
First to consider is your budget? If that is settled then consider what's the best brand that is within your limit.You can always settle for the latest like dual core / 2g ram /100g HD and 128mb video. Models like IBM, dell, fujitsu, HP and acer are among the best brand with reasonable price.
• Indonesia
1 May 08
You first have to know what you are going to use the computer first, it would be different if you use it to do office programs like mic word and all that, or if you use it to play games, if you use it for graphic design or animation design. Because I like playing pc games, I'm a graphic designer, I look for the RAM size, it should be minimum 1 gb, and the harddisk should be more than 250 gb, and I should have good graphic card to play pc games.
@Asylum (48095)
• Manchester, England
1 May 08
A very important factor that many new computer owners overlook is the ability to upgrade easily. The computer may have a fast prcessor, plenty of RAM and a gret selection of components, but as time progresses the software programs will become more complex and require greater power and capacity. Selecting a model that can be easily upgraded because the motherboard will support a higher processor and more RAM etcetera will extend the lifespan of the system.
• Philippines
1 May 08
first of all you should consider what type of user are you, are you a heavy gamer? or will you just use your pc for basic applications and surfing the net. then comes yourbudget of course, if youhave the extradough, then you can go for the branded and more expensive ones which might give better customer support and services.
• United States
1 May 08
Is there a four-year warrenty? Can I send it back if it breaks? If the answer is no to both of these questions, then I will not buy the product.
@amitavroy (4826)
• India
1 May 08
well there are a few things which are very important to look before buying a computer. the config of the computer will be the first thing. then the net thing is how easily we can repair it. as in whether we can get the spare parts or not. there are very few brands but for them you cannot get spare parts and then you have ti end up buying new ones and cnanot repair.
@NVMapper (115)
• United States
1 May 08
Besides the brand name one must consider the memory capacity, the ability for wireless access, how many ports does it have, and can you add new memory cards. You also want to make sure the screen is large enough for you and that you have the right operating system on it. The most current is Windows Vista, but Windows XP is still usable. Weight should also be a consideration.