Buying a Desktop Computer

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A desktop computer consists of separate components connected by cables. It uses the mains supply as its only source of power, and it is not portable. The features to look at when planning to buy a desktop include speed, memory, monitor size and type, ports and drives. You may also want to consider the cost. The speed of the processor determines how fast a computer is. A desktop of around 2.5GHz is suitable for almost any student. The next feature is memory. One type of memory, known as RAM, is used to run programs. Your programs will run more smoothly with 512MB RAM than with 256MB RAM. The second type of memory is for saving information in the hard drive. A computer of 80GB storage memory is enough for most desktop users. The third feature is monitor size and type. Desktop monitors are between 15 – 21 inches in size. Large monitors are comfortable to use, but are heavy and they take up a lot of space. A monitor of about 17 inches is the best choice. You can also choose between flat (LCD) monitors and bulky (CRT) monitors. LCD monitors are lighter, take up less space and a...
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