How to Purchase a Computer Essay

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I am purchasing a computer because I need something to do my work on at home and also it would be nice to be able to access the Internet on something other than my phone. Having a personal computer makes the experience of browsing the Internet more enjoyable and having an actual keyboard will help me to do the typing I need to do much more easily. The category of computer I am looking at is a laptop, because I want this computer to be easily portable so that I can move it from room to room or even take it with me on the go if I want to work in another environment. The manufacturer I am looking at is Dell because this brand has a very good reputation among computer users. After comparing brands and looking at what users have had to say, I am settled on purchasing a Dell Latitude, which is an older model, but it comes with Windows 7 already installed on it—and though this version of Windows is soon to stop receiving support and updates from Windows, I prefer it to Windows 10, which to me feels like software that is too counter-intuitive. I would rather stick with the older edition as long as I can reasonably do so.

I will need my computer to have Internet access capability mainly for work but also for pleasure, as I enjoy streaming a movie or sports game from time to time. The capabilities my computer will require to access the Internet from anywhere will be Wi-Fi and the services that I will need to have access to the Internet from my home will include having an Internet provider who can install a connection to my home. So this will require me to have a modem and I will also need a router so that my computer can wirelessly connect to the Internet wherever I am in the home.

The type of software I am looking to install on my computer is already on there and is Windows 7 which is made by Microsoft. I could buy and install Windows 10 but I do not like its interface and I have a feeling that Microsoft is just using this latest version to harvest data from its users much like Facebook and Google have recently been in the news for doing. I would rather therefore stick with an older model of software that I know works well and that I am familiar with and that has an interface that I enjoy using on a daily basis. When the software stops being supported I will probably have to do an upgrade at some point, but at the moment I want to stay with what I like and what I am familiar with, which is Windows 7.

The system components that I will buy will be to upgrade the RAM (memory capabilities) in the computer from 2 GB to 16 GB. I like to store a lot of information on my computer so this will help with keeping the computer from becoming slow while processing information.
Another thing that will help is to upgrade to a better system processor, so I will install an Intel Core processor that has 2.9 GHz speed which is very fast and will be sufficient for my usage.

I also plan on buying other components for the computer, including a graphics card, storage devices, and peripherals. I will discuss each of these separately in terms of inputs, outputs, storage devices, and utility programs.

The input devices I will purchase include a digital writing and graphics tablet that I can plug into the laptop using the USB port in the side. The digital writing and graphics tablet that I am looking to purchase is Dell Canvas 27, which retails for roughly $1500 and will be more expensive than the laptop I am buying (which I can purchase refurbished for $300). The Dell Canvas 27 is a very good drawing tablet that comes with an electronic stylus that you can use to sketch, write, draw and animate and of the various graphics tablets available for purchase this is one of the best out there. I will also be looking to buy a webcam so that I can shoot videos and upload them to my YouTube channel or share them with friends while using Skype. The webcam I am looking to purchase is the Logitech C930e HD Webcam by Dell. This retails for around one hundred dollars so is a very affordable model. I want this one because it shoots in high definition and is the Dell brand, which I believe is among the best in tech products that one can buy today. Another input device that I will purchase is a scanner, so I can scan documents into my computer and then edit them using my graphics tablet. The scanner I will purchase is the Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner. Epson has always pleased me in the past and their products have never given me any trouble, so I would like to continue with this brand and use this model scanner as its attributes meet my needs: it has a low power consumption and a 6400 dpi optical resolution which is about as good as you can get when scanning images—so I won’t have to worry about images that I scan coming out pixilated or blurry.

The output devices that I will purchase will be a set of speakers so that I can enjoy good sound when I am watching something on my computer. The speakers I will purchase will be the Dell USB SoundBar AC511, which is a very inexpensive and portable speaker that can be easily transported along with my computer should I choose to move from one room to another. I would also like to purchase a projector so that I can project onto the wall of a room in my home the video that I am streaming on my computer. This gives me the pleasure of having a kind of home theater in my house an the projector will seem like my very own movie reel. The projector I will.....

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