How to Buy a New Computer

Buying a new computer can be overwhelming, but a little research can go a long way.

The first step is to think about what you will be using your computer for. If you will only be surfing the internet and checking your email, a very basic machine will probably suit your needs, but if you are going to be doing a lot of gaming or video editing, you may need something more powerful.



  • Hard drive capacity for storage
  • RAM for speed
  • CPU/Processor for multi tasking

Types of computers

  • Mac or PC?
  • Desktop, Laptop, Netbook, or Tablet?


  • Most personal computers cost between $300-$2000.

Want to learn more? Come to our FREE How to Buy a New Computer class on Saturday, July 30 from 2-3:30 p.m., Community Technology Center, Level 4, Central Library.

Written by Jesse on July 15, 2011

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