One type of expense that we usually have many, of relative quantity and periodically is the update or purchase of a computer.
For those “technologists” who are always up to date and know everything about components, prices, etc. Buying / updating a computer is a simple matter. But for those of us who forget about it and only remember those issues when it comes to updating the computer, sometimes it is really a problem to know if we are buying “good and cheap”, if we will not be spending more or less .
So this article is not for technology enthusiasts, but for people, like me, who are home users, not very skilled with the choice and purchase of computers.
Optimizing expenses as much as possible
We will see a series of suggestions on how to save on the purchase of a computer , for people without computer skills and optimizing expenses as much as possible .
How to Save on the Purchase of a Computer
- The budget : The unavoidable first step is to establish what we want to spend . From there we will know if we can go to high-end, medium or low-end components or computers. What does not mean, you should spend your entire budget because. If you find something that meets your needs for less money, great.
- Determine the components to update : It is not necessary to change all the components of the computer. Only those that do not work properly. Either because they are obsolete or need to be updated for work, leisure, etc.
For example, my mouse, keyboard and speakers are between 8-10 years old and work like the first day. I have not needed to change them. If you are a computer expert or know someone who is, you can also save many internal components.
Normally, the most reusable components are:
- Printer / Scanner
- Power supply
Do not buy these components, if the current ones fulfill their function without problem.
- Save on software : Try not to buy any software. The operating system, the office, etc. They are programs that surely someone can lend you to install them. Or else use free, free software programs such as Free Office.
- Get the best processor : The processor is the component that quickly becomes obsolete and more complicated is to change it, along with the motherboard. If you buy the best processor you can afford, it will take longer to update and save money in the long term.
- After the processor, the memory : The RAM is after the processor the component that most influences the longevity of your computer. So as with the processor, make it one of the biggest expenses now, to achieve greater savings in the future.
- Hard Disk Size : Hard drives currently have really large capacities. Mine that is about 4 years old, has a capacity of 680 Gb of which I still have 150 Gb free and if I did a safe cleaning I could have more free Gb. In any case, it is an important component, and after the previous two it is without a doubt where you should invest the most.
By following these simple tips, you can save money and headaches when buying or updating a computer.
Did you like the advice on how to save on the purchase of a computer? Can you think of any more?