When a customer thinks of buying a computer, the most common question that comes to mind is “what factors should be considered?”. The most important fact that should be considered is the “purpose” of buying the computer. The configuration of the computer depends largely on the type of task that is going to be done by the computer. For example, in order to play high profile games the computer must be configured in such a way that will be able to deliver the quality performance without interruption and have the ability to update drivers when they become available. Newer versions of computers are being invented everyday. One has to choose the components which fulfill his requirements within the budget.
The CPU is known as the brain of the computer as it contains all the components that carry out the tasks of the computer. It is usually the most expensive part of a computer. The quality of a computer totally depends on the quality of the CPU. Frequency, brand, cores, and cache are some of the basic factors that should be considered before buying a CPU. Frequency is the speed of the computer which is generally expressed by the terms like “2.2 GHZ”. Another feature that determines the performance of a computer is the core. For example, a computer can be a dual-core, quad-core, etc. In case of brand, Intel and AMD are currently the best and most popular computer manufacturers. Cache is the feature which assists the CPU to lessen the average time required for the information processing. Buying a good processor ensures the better function of cache. Other things which need to be considered are hard drives, RAM and graphics card.
The monitor is another thing to consider. Different types of monitors are now available, such as LCD monitors, LED monitors, etc. The user should choose the size and type depending on the use. The size of the monitor is expressed in inches which is the size of the diagonal of the screen. The price of the monitor depends on its size.
Many factors are considered before buying a computer and for advanced users additional features should be considered as well.