I need a new computer,which one is right for me?

Hello this is Darrell Hyatt of computerswithease.com, one of the most frequent questions I get asked particularly by seniors and individuals new to computers is what type of computer should I buy?

There is so many different options available I don’t know where to start and how to decide what is best computer for me? That’s a very good question, one that I am going to try and give you a few tips on to help you decide so that you can make a better informed decision as to which type of computer is best for you.

One of the first questions that you have to ask yourself is “Do I want something to stay in one spot such as desktop, or do I want something that’s more mobile” and if you want something that is going to sit in one spot and that is what you are currently use to and you don’t have any plans of taking your computer with you then by all means a desktop a very good choice.

There are of course some questions that must be answered in terms of selecting the right desktop for you, but I will cover those in a future video.

Now if you want something more for mobile computing you have several options available to you today, you have a net book which is a very small, very light weight computer that will be useful for doing email.  Looking at pictures, watching videos and so on almost anywhere you go.

They are inexpensive and can be purchased for approximately $200-$400.  There are a few drawbacks however one of these is that they tend to be a slower processor so there not the fastest thing available.

The other issue is that they do not come with a dvd drive which means that anything you install on them has to be either installed from a usb flash drive, or you have to download the software to the hard drive and then install from the hard drive.

Another option that you got is a laptop computer, these are generally bigger than a netbook definitely more powerful.  You can get a laptop now that will rival the performance of a desktop.

The more performance that you get the laptop is generally a bit heavier so it really depends what size of screen you want on your laptop and how much weight you’re comfortable with carrying.

One of the other choices that you have now which is a more recent development is the  tablet type of computer, for example the Apple Ipad there are several others available from a great number of manufactures.

Now one of the advantages of a tablet computer is it’s much lighter and much smaller very easy to carry most of them come with Wi-Fi available and some can also purchased so they will work with your data plan from your cell phone.

So again depending on what needs you have, you can decide on whether a tablet pc is the item for you.  One of the main reasons that a tablet may be appropriate for you is if your into reading and want something a little more flexible, for example something you can check your email on when your away as well as use for an ebook reader.

A tablet may be a good choice for you.  I certainly hope these tips have been helpful and if you have any questions please feel free to email me at darrell@computerswithease.com Thank you very much.

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