3 Things To Consider Before Buying A Computer

Things To Consider Before Buying A Computer

Since computer shopping is a tedious process, we’re here to share with you 3 things to consider before buying. Purchasing the wrong computer can be an expensive mistake. We hope these tips will help you make the best decision for your needs and budget.

3 Things To Consider Before Buying A Computer

Here are the 3 things to consider before buying a computer:

  • What are you going to use the computer for?
  • How much money can you spend on it?
  • Where will you be using the computer?

We hope these tips will help guide your decision when purchasing. Let us know if we were helpful in any way!

What you’re going to use your computer for

If you’re going to use it primarily for work, like typing up documents and spreadsheets or working in a design environment, go with a laptop. You don’t need the space of a desktop computer when you are on the move most of your day. Laptops are also just as powerful as desktops these days so they can handle any task you throw at them.

On the other hand, if you’re a gamer or are going to do video editing on your computer, then go with desktop for more power and space. Needing a lot of storage? Go with a desktop as well because they have much larger hard drives than laptops.

How much money you have to spend on a computer?

One thing you need to consider before buying a computer is how much money you have to spend on it. We believe you should always buy the best computer that you can afford.

For people on a budget, it’s better to go with a desktop computer because they are cheaper. You can find some great deals in this category if you look hard enough. On the other hand, laptops start at $700 and often cost upwards of $1000 for a decent one that will last three or four years without any issues.

Where you will be using the computer?

The last thing you need to consider is where you will be using the computer. If you have a place to set it up with an external monitor, then your needs are going to be different than someone who is always on the go.

Generally if you need to travel lots, you want a laptop that’s light and portable.

The more light you are on the go, the less likely it is that you need a high-end machine because there’s no way to set up an external monitor or use one for long periods of time with your laptop.

If, however, you plan to stay in an office most days then its probably best to go with a desktop machine.


If you’ve found yourself in the market for a new computer, it can be tough to know where to start. There are so many different types of computers out there and we all have our own needs when it comes to what we need from them; whether that is an inexpensive laptop or a powerful workstation with expensive graphics cards.

You may also want a tablet if you don’t plan on using your desktop too often and your workflow is 100% web focused. The best thing any customer should do before buying their next computer is spend some time thinking about how they will use this device because this decision has consequences beyond just cost.

Remember, Whitcroft IT is always here to help you figure out what is right for you. If you need some free advice then contact us today.

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With over 20 years experience in the IT industry, There is no job to big or small. From a simple computer hardware installation, to a full-scale server based network rollout, Brad Whitcroft has you sorted!

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