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How to Choose the Perfect PC
« on: August 17, 2017, 12:37:24 PM »
This is the digital age and the trend of push the limits of technology is continue in 2017. As a direct impact of this, computers continue to become more advanced, bigger and better. In recent times, this trend manifests into some of the best computing machines. Today, computers are not only meant to perform complex computations, but they should be able to cater the multiple needs of the ever-transforming industry.  Computers may have different specifications because they are meant to serve different categories of people. In this article, the meaning of each of these specifications are discussed for your help in choosing the best machine as per your requirements. Each specification is explained with clarity because in technical terms, most of these specifications are beyond the comprehension of a common person. The role of each of the modalities in the computer is discussed here so that you can make a decision which modules are necessary for your use.


Processor   

Processor is the brain of a computer as it controls and executes every process that takes place in the computer and coordinate with its peripheral devices to accept inputs and send outputs. So the processor is the most significant and stringent constraint. Intel and AMD are the two leading manufacturers of the same. To cater the multi-fold requirements of the people, both the companies keep on upgrading their products. Choosing the right between AMD and Intel is one of the biggest conundrum that you may fall for when the salesperson asks you to choose one. Both the companies are known for the processors they design, but there is a huge difference in the chips produced by each of the two. If you want to buy a budget-friendly PC with workable graphics, then the AMD core will be a good choice.
AMD offers a budget-friendly PC with workable graphics. The AMD chip has an inbuilt graphic processing unit (GPU) which cuts down the need of purchasing a separate GPU for playing games and running heavy image/ video processing applications. AMD also sports the multi-core facility that enables users of pushing the boundaries of computing when required. However, the very same facility becomes a headache because it cost more power consumption which makes AMD cores weaker. However, in comparison with Intel, AMD cores provide higher speeds. Hence, they are for those who does not want to splurge on a PC but still wants to reap the advantages of having a good processor.

In comparison with AMD, Intel looks weaker on paper. It does not come with a built-in GPU like the Radeon-AMD combination; it comes with limited cores. Intel did not define the features of the i3, i5, and i7 cores that makes the choice more difficult. However, it is no longer an issue because of the latest ‘Sandy-Bridge’ architecture. You can compare the dual-core i3 processor to the AMD processors regarding performance. However, it will be a much costlier choice. Moreover, the processor also does not support a higher clock speed. For performance-hungry users, it better to purchase i5 processor with quad-core technology. For a variety of applications, and for personal as well as business use, the i5 is perfect.

If you can afford more price and required high configurations, the i7 is the best in class with hyperthreading technology. It is the processor that can outsmart any other processor. However, if your hardware is not threading compatible, it will make the usage of i7 limited to only some configuration of PC’s that is rather expensive. Hence, the i5 should be satisfying if not a perfect choice for the average user, as it is also able of providing smart energy solutions along with fast-computing solutions.

RAM

Once you have made a choice on a processor according to your needs and the underlying budget, the next thing you need to make a decision on is the RAM. The processor acts like the brain of a computing machine that controls the PC, but to do that it also requires needs instructions, codes, data, and a workplace; this is what the RAM does. RAM is a pseudo-memory location where all the temporary data from all on-going processes are stored so it is important to choose a good RAM as it directly affects the processing speed of a device. It is best that most of the latest PCs come with pre-installed RAM that is compatible with the motherboard regarding operating frequency and type which is DDR4 and DDR3. In that case, the only thing that really matters is purchasing a PC with the right amount of RAM as it indirectly decides the performance of your PC: whether it will be lighting fast or slow.

Most people prefer machine with 4-8 GB of RAM; it can reasonably run your applications, software, games, etc. without affecting the system’s fate. Home users should be satisfied with 2 GB of RAM, but heavy-gamers and business enterprises should aim at 8 GB of RAM.

Operating-System

Undoubtedly, Windows is the most popular operating system that has the biggest market share, but there are different operating systems other than Windows. Linux, iOS/ Macintosh, and Windows are the three leading operating systems. Choosing an operating system might not be problem for people who go ahead and beyond in the field of computation, accessibility, and security.

Reasons why Windows is so popular and successful is its compatibility with a wide variety applications with less issues. Though, Windows gives a lot of functionality, but this beast of Operating-Systems also has its fair share of cons. Windows heavy on hardware resources that makes the computer slow at times, it is prone to virus attacks making it high on vulnerability and low on security, andit is pricey also.

Even though being there in the market before Windows and having the power, it still has a weak market share. One of the reason of its weak market share may be the limited system compatibility that is restricted to only Apple computers. Because of this limitation, a lot of applications cannot run on the platform. There are some people who shell out the extra cash for Mac not only because of looks and graphics but because of its minimal-virus issue that makes Mac a reliable OS in the long-run.
Though not far behind, Linux is giving the former twosome tough competition and it has something up its sleeve. Cost is one of the most appealing thing: Linux, a kernel based OS is open-source, it is free and users can modify it as per their convenience. Because of this reason, a lot of versions of Linux are available in the market which are nothing but additions to the basic kernel like Ubuntu and Fedora. If you don’t have a working knowledge of coding and computers, do not venture into the world of Linux because of its user-defined usage and complicated UI. If security is of utmost importance, then you should employee Linux as Linux suffers from almost zero virus-related problems. Tone of the best things about Linux is that if you know how to play, you can play with its structure.

Peripherals

Nowadays, PCs are used in every situation so they must be able to support the multi-fold requirements. Every computing machine comes with certain peripherals, and it won’t do any harm to know what each of them really means.

To transfer the contents of your PC like a movie or PowerPoint presentation to a third-party display unit like a projector, you need HDMI port. However, there are many places where the older VGA cable is still used which is incompatible with the current range of PCs. So, to allow for VGA connection to an HDMI port, it is imperative that you also, purchase a cable.

USB Ports are of two types; 2.0 and 3.0. USM Port 3.0 has the distinctive blue color on the insides and it is faster at reading and writing data than the 2.0 port. Means it allows for quick transfer of data.

Though, CD’s are at a brink of losing their existence; but software and important applications like Windows require a CD for installation; this makes it necessary to have a CD/DVD slot for reading data from the disks.

One another marvelous concept is video calling. It allows users to see each other in real time while interacting. More and more number of social media applications are gearing to joining the battle and giving more hopes to web-cam and similar peripherals and being game changers. So it is worth to invest in a good microphone jack and, on headphone jack for listening to music and watch movies along with having a good web-camera and Internet connection.

Power

Suppose, you have the best PC with the appropriate specifications that works well but its battery Back-up is a problem. This issue is a point of concern for laptop users since for desktops, there is always a continuous power supply. For proper functionality, a laptop must have a minimum battery benchmark. Generally, a laptop runs out of juice within 4-5 hours and then you need to look for a charger. So a Laptop must have good battery life that allows one to use it in a wide-range of situations for longer periods.

Power backup is the feature where Linux operating systems take the cake. Since Windows comes with its share of malware, viruses, and bloatware attacks, it reduces the battery-life by big margin. One more misconception among the user is ‘the bigger the size of the battery, the better will be its life.’ However, this is not the criteria of having the good battery life. The best quality batteries of Li-Ion type; due to the non-existence of the awful ‘memory effect’, Li-Ion type batteries are superior as compared to Ni-Cad or Ni-MH batteries These batteries are lightweight and can power the meanest and biggest of PCs. If you are a person who has direct access to a charger at any time, then any laptop would suffice, but for outdoor persons, there should be laptop that lasts for about 6-7 hours.
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