We can’t imagine our life without computers, and yet many people don’t know what the “stuffing” of a PC is. So the question “how to choose a computer?” puts many people at a loss. In this article, you will find out which computer parameters to pay attention to when choosing a computer for your home or office.
Let’s imagine that you want to open a new branch of a company, like 22Bet Kenya, which will deal with local sports betting. In this case, the new office equipment will be needed to search for data on the Internet, work with spreadsheets, simple photo processing, use of video conferencing programs and calls – for that you do not need a particularly powerful system. However, the cheapest computer is not the best option: working with it takes a lot of time, it can not run two programs and a few tabs in the browser simultaneously.
- Microprocessor. An office computer needs the same processor as a home entertainment PC, that is, a 2-core 2-core 2-core with a frequency of 2-3 GHz. For example, AMD A8, A10 series, Intel Pentium G4620.
- RAM. For office work will be enough 4 GB.
- Video card. A separate video card is not necessary for a usual office computer, such machines have enough of a motherboard with integrated video.
- Hard drive. You won’t need a hard drive larger than 1TB.
- SSD. A 240 GB SSD like the Silicon Power S60 is good for an office computer.
- Motherboard. A simple motherboard will do – B250/H270 (for Intel) and A320 (for AMD).
- Power supply. Office computer is enough to the power supply of 400 watts.
- Monitor. As this computer will be mainly used for office programs like Word and Excel, there is no need to spend money on a big monitor – an inexpensive matte monitor with a diagonal of 20 inches will be more than enough.
While looking for a good computer for your home or office, you should pay attention to the factory assembled models. Their components are selected by engineers according to basic needs and compatibility. Assembling your own computer makes sense only if you are an enthusiast and like to see how it works. If you have specific requirements for the machine – usually needed by gamers, professional designers, videographers, editors, etc. – then it is necessary to take advantage of the service “assembly to order,” where the seller will take into account all your wishes, but taking into account the quality of components, their compatibility, and price. But for studies and office work it is easier and more reliable to buy a ready-made solution.
First, you need to decide what type of computer for a home you need – desktop or miniature (laptop, all-in-one, nettop). They differ not only in size. Of course, a laptop, monoblock, or nettop is much more compact, and this is important if you live in a very small apartment or studio. In addition, the laptop is mobile, you can take it with you anywhere – a plus if you often travel and do not want to part with it.
However, there are other fundamental differences. Laptops are usually much less efficient than desktop computers (with the exception of laptops designed specifically for gaming), the ability to upgrade laptops is very limited – if a desktop PC, you can replace almost any component, then to make an upgrade laptop more difficult. You can only replace the RAM and hard drive, as well as by an external graphics card, but even this is not possible for every model.
In stationary models the possibility of selecting components allows you to build the perfect PC, which will meet your needs. Another important point – the computer monitor can be almost any size and quality, the choice is now huge. But a laptop monitor is almost never larger than 18 inches diagonally, and you can’t replace it.
In general, if mobility is not a priority for you, you need a desktop PC, and from now on we will talk about it.
So, a PC for home – how do you intend to use it? People usually buy a PC for studying, gaming, and entertainment, such as watching movies and surfing the Internet. How do you choose a computer for each of these tasks and what should you look for?
As you can see, the purpose for which you are going to use a computer depends on its equipment and, consequently, the price. That’s why it’s worth trying to get into the subtleties so you don’t overpay for extra functionality – or worse, don’t buy a computer that doesn’t fit your needs.