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How to choose a computer to buy



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How to... pick a computer

When it comes to choosing which computer you should buy, the process can be draining. With so many varying options, your mind can easily become overloaded with information. However, by following these step-by-step directions, you should be able to find the perfect computer for you!

Woman with new laptopStep 1: Think about what you need

How do you plan to use the computer? Answering this question is the first step to the computer buying process. If you just want to surf the internet and check your email, you can concentrate on value. On the other hand, if you are a serious gamer, performance should be your number one concern.

Step 2: Set a budget

Figure out how much you want to spend on a computer. The best idea is to decide how much you want to spend (or how much you can afford) prior to going out on the computer market. This ensures that you don't spend more money than you can safely part with.

Step 3: Begin your shopping

Once you are ready to begin your shopping, don't underestimate the number of possible stores you should consider. Look online but don't forget about your local electronics stores and even local wholesale retailors. You can find fantastic deals if you take the time to look.

Step 4: Compare and contrast

When comparing different computer options, consider its specs but also consider the store's return policy. You should have some recourse if your computer turns out to be a lemon.

Step 5: Read reviews

Narrow down your options until you have just a couple computers left. At that point, reading online reviews about that specific model is also a very good idea.

Step 6: Rewind the tape

Prior to pulling the trigger on the computer, review the first two steps and make sure that this computer can do what you want it to do and also make sure that it fits your budget.

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