Tips For Buying a New Computer
Here are our tips to help you get a new computer. Whether you prefer a PC or a Mac, you only need to follow a few points.
Processor: For PC, we recommend Intel Core 10th generation (10000 series) or newer, or AMD Ryzen 4th generation (4000 series) or newer. The Core i5 or Ryzen 5 will run typical applications smoothly, while the Core i7 or Ryzen 7 are very powerful but more expensive. If you need to save money, the Core i3 or Ryzen 3 should work fine for tasks on the web browser. For Mac, choose the new Apple M1.
Memory: You should get at least 8 GB of RAM, model DDR4 or DDR5. If you work with photo and video editing, consider getting 16 GB. We recommend that you avoid the Intel Optane Memory.
Storage: We strongly recommend opting for the new SSD technology. The Solid State Drive is faster, safer, and more reliable than the old HDD – Hard Disk Drive. The amount of space you will need depends on how much data you have. For example, 256 GB is ideal for most cases, and when you back up old files to external drives or cloud services, 512 GB is better if you are going to work with plenty of photos and videos.
To sum up: A computer with a processor Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 or Apple M1, 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB SSD storage will work great for families at home, people working from home, and small business.
Gamers and Video Editors: You will need a computer with a powerful GPU. AMD and NVidia have the best graphics processor units.
Windows 11: Your new PC must have the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0 to run the newest Microsoft Windows. You can visit the Microsoft website to check if an older processor is compatible with the system.
Chromebooks: The laptops powered by Google Chrome OS are a great bet for those looking for simplicity, reliability, a secure system, and only need a web browser to get the job done. They are also great for kids and the elderly.
Additional tip: Make sure to set up your new computer correctly to keep it safe, fast, and healthy. Security is the first thing you should employ. And don’t forget to keep your backup updated.
Here are some helpful YouTube videos:
- Processors (CPUs)
- Computer Memory (RAM)
- SSD, HDD, and storage types
- Graphics Processing Units (GPUs)
- Screens and Displays