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IF I AM SETTING UP YOUR NEW COMPUTER, CALL ME BEFORE PURCHASING ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE COMPUTER.
i.e.: Office, Anti-virus or the extended warrantee.
If you are considering the purchase of a new computer, please see the free advice below. Last holiday season computer buyers, who spoke to me prior to and/or during the purchase process, saved an average of $250.
Decide if you want a Desktop, a Laptop, or an All-in-One (AiO). Then letís go shopping.
When shopping for a Windows Desktop, Laptop or AiO PC use the following guidelines:
1.Processor: Do not buy an Intel Celeron or an AMD Sempron Processor
(Pentium: Not recommended, a little slower)
2.Hard Drive: Minimum 500GB hard drive recommended.
(SSD absolute minimum size if you store nothing is128GB, 256GB is OK for many users, 512GB recommended) Note: SSD Hard Drives are very fast and recommended.
3.Memory: 8GB of RAM memory is strongly recommended. More than 8GB if within budget
4.Brands: I recommend HP, Dell & Lenovo. No Acer or Asus.
5.Where to shop: 1st choice: Office Depot. Samís Club/Costco if you are a member & need no assistance. (Not crazy about BestBuy due to their return policy) Amazon adds parts to 2-year-old unopened computers. They are considered new. No factory warrantee.
6.Laptop buyers: Touch it & like the feel of the keys on the floor model, like the screen size. If you want a web cam or CD/DVD drive, confirm they are included
7.Cost: Do not pay more than $600 for a laptop/AiO or $500 for a desktop unless you desire upgraded features: (Touch screen, top speed processor, large amount of memory)
Look for sale items and call the Wizard with questions.
8. Remember, Chromebooks, iPads & MacBooks devices are NOT fully functional computers. They are more like tablets with a keyboard than a computer. They only run software provided by the manufacturer of the device. Do not be misled. Call with questions.
Check local and/or Internet ads and feel free to call with questions. Call while shopping!
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