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Is your computer sluggish? Cluttered? Bursting at the seams? In this course, created for those new to PC maintenance and utilities, author and computer teacher Laura Bungarz shares some of her favorite techniques to help you speed up your home PC. Learn about defragmenting, checking your RAM, sorting files, and using utilities you already have to clean up "behind the scenes." Laura will also provide tips on upgrading your computer and, if your budget permits, looking for a new PC.
If you've cleaned up your computer and you've tried upgrading the RAM and you've done everything you can and you just know it's time to buy a new computer, I wanted to give you some tips and tricks and things to think about before you run out to the local computer shop to buy your computer. The first thing I want you to ask yourself is, "What's your budget?" How much money do you have to spend? There's a big difference between the 300 dollar computer and the 2,000 dollar computer. You need to understand how much money you want to spend before you run to that computer shop.
Do you want a laptop, do you like portable, or do you want a desktop? Do you have a desk at home that you plan to sit at every day? Think about that. The difference between laptop and desktop also, to some degree, affects how much money you're going to spend. Desktop computers tend to be a little cheaper than laptops. Not always, laptops are getting better now in terms of price. You have to think about what do you need, and pick the one that's going to work for you. Once you have those two things figured out then you can move on to the next step.
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