How to Choose a New Computer

Buying a brand new computer is no easy task, and if you are a tech freak, then the task becomes even more complicated. There are so many things to consider and take note of before you can zero in on your make and model. This guide intends to help you make more informed decisions. Here are some points to consider before you buy a new computer:

Desktop or Laptop

This is the first question that you need to answer. Both have their merits and demerits. A laptop is portable, handy, light and you can take it with you when you are traveling. The desktop on the other hand has a longer shelf life, cheaper, and is replaceable and upgradeable.

Processor and RAM

processorProcessor and RAM is what determine the speed and performance of your desktop and laptop. Processor is considered to be the brains of your computer while it is the memory that helps the processor to perform several tasks simultaneously. Depending on your budget, intended use and purpose, decide on a model that you are happy buying.

Hard Drives

Hard drive is where everything is stored from your photos, videos and downloadable content to your operating system and other system files. It is the storage facility of your computer and every computer needs one. Hard drives come in different sizes like RPM capacity that dictates the read and write speeds of your hard drive. To be on the safer side, always go for a hard drive that offers at least 500 gb to 1 TB in space.


Peripherals are external accessories that are more often than not directly used by the end user to operate the computer. Some examples include the mouse which is a point and click device, a keyboard that is used to write, and DVD drives that is used to play CDs and DVDs.