18.Purchasing.a.Computer - 1 urchasing a omputer With...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 urchasing a omputer With thanks to Dr. Haipeng Guo and Dr. Ken Tsang Lecture 18 2 Outline r Decision Making on Buying a Computer r Purchasing a Computer s Hardware s Software s OS — Mac, Windows, or Linux s Applications r Installing a Computer System r Maintaining a Computer System 3 Desktop or Laptop? r Desktop if you work mostly in one place s gives you more performance for your money s easier to upgrade r Laptop if you are mobile s more convenient s has a shorter useful lifetime s more expensive s good target for thieves s more likely to suffer hardware failure r Buy both if you have sufficient $$$ ! 4 sk the basic questions r Usage : for what purpose will you use the computer? s Word processing? s Internet surfing? s Photo processing? s Playing game? s Using database? 5 r Money : how much do you want to spend? s 2,000 RMB s 4,000 RMB? s 10,000 RMB? sk the basic questions 6 sk the basic questions r Performance : closely related to previous question s Processor speed s Size and type of RAM s Size and type of hard disk s Types of various adapter cards s Types of communication devices 7 sk the basic questions r Support or warranty s Do you need an extended warranty? s Is the warranty an international one? s How good is their reputation? s Is the service an on-site one? 8 A Mac or a PC? r No other topic in the computer industry causes more heated debate r The Mac has strengths in the areas of graphics, photo, and music r The PC has 95 percent of the market share r A Mac has slightly higher prices than a PC r The Mac has a more distinct and stylish appearance than most PC s 9 A Mac or a PC? r More software is available for the PC r The mouse on the Mac has only one button r Fewer viruses attack Mac s r Apple has a better reputation than Microsoft r Steven Jobs is more charming than Bill Gates 10 Buying the Hardware r Inside the PC 11 Inside the Tower 12 On the Back 13 Motherboard 14...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2010 for the course COMPUTER H 2012 taught by Professor Dave during the Spring '10 term at Quebec Abitibi-Temiscamingue.

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18.Purchasing.a.Computer - 1 urchasing a omputer With...

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