After you’ve considered all of the finer details of your new PCs components it may feel like you’ve covered everything. At this point you should have examined how much RAM your future computer has, how big and how fast the hard drive is and what quality the monitor is, however there are still a number of points that it are worth considering before you buy anything.
It is important to consider what options are available in terms of warranty and tech support. It is quite common for most electrical goods to be covered by a 12-month warranty, with an option for an extended warranty for up to three or even five years that can be arranged when making the purchase. The costs can vary depending on the type of service that you’ll require.
Desktop PCs are designed so that they can be constantly upgraded, switching parts and upgrading is a pretty straightforward process but this is less true with a laptop. Because upgrades are so easy, you can potentially save money by buying a desktop PC and upgrading certain parts later. Upgrades will cost less as time goes on, although there are usually higher quality counterparts by this time.
A basic desktop PC will just come with an operating system so you’ll have to factor the cost of software into your budget; this is something that people commonly seem to forget. Often, buying the software at the time of purchase can seem like a good way to save time and money; however this is not strictly true. It is better practise to consider the software packages that you need and then by them independently, depending on the number of licences you require.
As I’m sure you’re all aware, there is an old rivalry between Mac users and PC users, but the fact of the matter is that these two systems have never been closer in terms of functionality and compatibility. For a long time Macs have been considered industry standard for all graphic designers, video editors or music producers. Although it may be true that there is less business software available for PCs, this is something that is slowly starting to change. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to the choice between a Mac and PC; it is advisable to do some research so as to determine which one is best suited for your needs. The Mac operating system does have a reputation for being more stable than Windows, but opting for a PC is definitely more economical.