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How To Buy A Computer

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Hello, I am here with a guide on how to buy a computer. With buying anything, whether it be in a store or on the internet, you must know a little bit about what you are buying and where is the best place to get it. With this guide, I will explain everything from whether to choose a laptop or desktop to what size hard drive would suit your needs. I hope that my guide can help you with your next big purchase! The first step with buying a new computer would have to be deciding whether to get a Desktop or Laptop. Both come with their own basic pros and cons, which I will explain now. The pros of a desktop are as follows: Very durable, fast speeds, larger hard drives, and better for video games. The con's are that it is not portable and will shut…show more content…
A hard drive is like memory of the computer (Not to be confused with RAM, discussed later). It stores information, like a file or a program. The only way that you could lose the file is if you removed the hard drive or deleted it from your computer. Usually, people choose a bigger hard drive because they have more information that needs to be stored. If you like to install video games, have a lot of pictures, have a large database of songs, or own a business and your computer needs space for files, you should get a bigger hard drive. Most of the time, hard drives come in the following sizes: 60GB(gigabyte, term for amount of space), 120 GB, 160 GB, and 250 GB. Some custom hard drives can even be measured in the TB(Terabytes), being 1000 GB. These are mainly for people who own servers and need the space to hold the information being processed through computers. The next step of the process is choosing your RAM (Random Accessed Memory). Remember when we talked about the hard drive and the RAM being alike? They are alike because they are both used to store information on the computer. The difference is that the hard drive is like long term memory while the RAM is like short term memory. When the computer is turned of, all memory on the RAM is…show more content…
Much of this has to do with the fact that they are so adept with their computer skills. However, a poll conducted by Microsoft had shown that this is not necessarily the case. Almost 70% of those polled between the ages of 10 and 14 believe they can't be hurt online. They seem to think that everything they do online is private. 11% reported strangers asking them for their addresses and phone numbers. In many cases these kids believe they are so safe that talking to strangers with the computer as a buffer doesn't seem to bother them. More and more frequently I read stories in the newspaper of cops posing as kids in order to flush out online predators. Just this fact alone makes me believe the problem is obviously growing and is serious cause for concern. In all of this there is one question that comes to mind. Where are the parents when this is taking place? Something has been lost in the deluge of technology that is almost becoming suffocating. Kids are taught how to use each new technological breakthrough as soon as it appears, but somehow safety issues have taken a back seat. We put lots of effort into warning our children not to talk to strangers or to be careful crossing the street. Why is it so difficult being just as diligent in cautioning them about computer internet safety? I think a lot of it has to do with the fact
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