What do you look for in a computer - An interview with a consumer

Purchasing a computer...

So you're in the market for a new computer. With so many different options out there to choose from, which one should you buy? There are many factors that come into play when purchasing a new computer. Should you buy a desktop or a laptop? Do you want something fast, something with a lot of storage space, or both? As you navigate through this site, I hope to answer all your questions. I aim to make the PC purchasing process a smooth one. After all, this is a big investment. Your life is in your computer, don't you want to know that it can handle it?

So what do I know about computers?
A little about the author...

I've been working in the computer retail and repair business for the last several years. I've sold thousands of computers thus far, and I've probably worked on even more than that. Over the years, I've met many different people and many different types of computer users. Some people buy computers for leisure, like playing games or chatting with friends, while other people buy computers for work, school, and professional use. I've helped many people make the right choice when picking out which computer they should purchase by asking them questions and finding out what they need. Sometimes a computer purchase may be an emergency purchase, maybe the customer's computer died the night before in the middle of a big project, other times it's just time to upgrade that dinosaur they've had for 10 years. Either way, I'm there to help guide them in the right direction so they won't be back a couple months later to purchase another computer. That's also why I created this site, to help you make the right decision when purchasing your next computer.

On a side note - This site just discusses Windows based PCs. Macs are another option and there are many websites out there that go into depth about them, but I will only be discussing Windows based PCs here, as that is my area of expertise.