You just bought a new computer, and got a great deal, but it is running slow and the performance is not what I expected. What is wrong? You may not have got what you thought you were buying.
When you buy a new computer, there are four things you need to fully understand, so that you make the right selection. Those four things are; a) the type of applications you are going to utilize, b) the speed and type of processor, c) the amount of memory, and d) the amount of disk drive capacity and type of disk drive. Let us look at each of the items, with the easiest items first.
Types of applications you are going to utilize
A very basic user that only wants to do email, surf the web, and play games, can utilize computer with lower processor speeds and still achieve satisfactory performance. However, as time moves on, this basic user will migrate to an intermediate (or typical) user and might find that their computer performance has decreased when attempting to use the new applications.
The typical user that uses email, accesses web-based applications, stores pictures and music, and utilizes office productivity applications like word processors and spreadsheets, may