Need a new computer? Have no idea where to begin, what you should be going for, what you need to take into consideration? Well, you’re certainly not alone. The world of technology can be a confusing one, especially where laptops and computers are concerned.
Often, whilst sales reps mean well, all their technical jargon will go right over most people’s heads. So jargon aside, what do you really need to be thinking about when buying a new computer system? The first and most important thing to consider is whether you should get a computer or a laptop – here are a few tips to help you decide.
Laptops are particularly popular with students and business users, their biggest advantage being their portable, lightweight design. If you travel around a lot, need to take your work with you on the train or just want the option of watching a film on the go, a laptop is the best option.
Usually laptops have a shelf life of around three to five years and, as such, won’t be as long-term as a computer, though this is usually reflected in the price. One thing to keep in mind when choosing a laptop is how you’re going to use it; for example, if you plan to store loads of films, pictures and files on there, having a large amount of memory is vital.
On the other hand, if your needs revolve around the home and you’re looking for something that can be used communally, then a desktop PC is the best option. Having one of these in the living room will mean the whole family can use it, plus it’s likely to stick around for longer as it’ll be made of sterner stuff than your average laptop.
When shopping around for a PC, keep in mind the size of screen you’d ideally like. Again, this will depend on your intended usage, and what packages you’d like included. Zoostorm has a fantastic range of laptops and PCs that come with the latest Windows package so, once you’ve decided which model you want, you can get set up and started with ease.