How To Get Value For Money On A Computer
|Computing : Hardware|
So you are thinking of getting a new computer, are you? Really? Does it have to be new?
Unless you literally want the top model, then you should seriously consider buying a computer second hand. Why is this? The price of computers drops all the time. As soon as you buy a computer, it loses about half its value. Within the first year, it loses a great deal of its value, perhaps 70% or so. So, buy a year old computer - it will have much of the capabilities of the current machines and you can get it for an absolute bargain of a price.
If you haven't bought a computer for a few years or this is your first computer, then you will be amazed at the performance that you can get off computers these days. The only time you would ever need more is if you intend to do gerat deals of processor intensive work, like video editing or play the very latest games and that sort of thing.
For the ordinary home user, which is of course most people, then there really is no need to fork out the extra thousand or more on the latest computer, only to see it plummet in value straight away. Buy second hand, and save a grand!
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