In light of the broad horizon opened by the information revolution in the last century, the use of the computer is no longer confined to the military, industrial and medical fields only. Today, the computer has become an important element and an indispensable tool for engaging in all areas of life. Educational, recreational, economic…etc.
As a result of the multiplicity of these fields and the great differences in the requirements of each field and the other, and given the complexity of the electronic computer structure and the multiplicity of materials, experiences and techniques used in it, changing the properties and specifications of one part of the computer has become very costly, which is reflected in the price of this product for the average consumer, which is For college students, remote employees, gamers, and other low-income users. “We will not talk here about companies, industrial and super computers, network computers and central servers, and we will only discuss the needs of personal computers.”
All of the above has resulted in new challenges for manufacturers, as they are forced to meet market demands – local and global – with a focus on the level of product quality and taking into account the material level of the target audience of this product, so that the consumer finally gets a computer that meets his needs and at the same time must be able to pay for it.
“For example, computers intended for gamers and professional players differ in their specifications and price from computers intended for Internet marketers, office workers and data entry workers.”
So, what is the problem for users? And what is the solution that resolves the controversy around it?
In this article, we will discuss the problem that resulted from all the aforementioned reasons, which is the confusion of the average consumer and his inability to accurately determine the specifications of the appropriate computer for him, in light of the marketing campaigns by merchants, the multiplicity of specifications and price differences, and the great competition in the computer market of all kinds.
First, to solve this problem, and to obtain satisfactory results, you, dear reader, must accurately determine your purpose of owning the computer, as I will put a comprehensive guide that will enable you to obtain the appropriate specifications for you, based on the goal or purpose of the computer that you will choose from the following, where I will mention – on Without limitation – the following usage options and you have to choose one of them:
Surf the Internet.
Office programs (typesetting – scheduling – teaching aids – multimedia…etc).
Accounting programs – information entry programs – network management.
Two-dimensional design programs – audio engineering programs – light programming tools.
3D design programs – engineering / medical programs – montage and motion graphics programs – advanced programming.
There are too many cases, but the previous order can be tentatively adopted.
If you do not find the right option for you among the previous options, choose the one that is closest to it.
The previous order is from the lowest to the highest consumption of computer resources, so if you want more than one of the options mentioned, you should follow up with the highest consumption of resources.
We will display the specifications in the order mentioned in the previous table with a simple overview of each specification, and at the end of each paragraph, you have to fill in your table with the minimum appropriate for the use option you chose, to finally get a table with the minimum specifications you need.
First, the type of computer
Due to the multiple uses of the computer and the conditions used in it, companies have issued many types of personal computers, with designs and assemblies that cover the needs of the market and meet the requirements of all consumers. Below I will mention the most common types of computers and you, dear reader, have to choose the type that suits you and put it in your schedule, and then go to the next step.
Choosing computer specifications, part one
This type of computer offers the best performance for the price compared to the rest of the types that we will mention, where the pieces are assembled separately and placed in a metal, plastic or glass box, in addition to external accessories (mouse – keyboard – speakers – screen…) which are purchased separately.
This type is characterized by flexibility in the selection of parts, electronic chips and external accessories (as mentioned, they are purchased separately), and it is also characterized by ease of upgrade, ease of repairs, periodic maintenance procedures, and relatively low costs.
As for the defects of a fixed desktop computer, it is represented in the difficulty of carrying it and moving it from one place to another, in addition to its large size and the multiplicity of external connections between its parts, which exposes them to damage quickly. To the last not to mention the need for an external source of electricity to supply it with energy continuously during its operation.
Laptop or “laptop”
Choosing computer specifications, part one
One of the most important features of the laptop is its relatively small size and the ability to easily carry and transport it and place it on multiple surfaces without the need for its own table, as its weight ranges between 1.5-2 kilograms for small and medium sizes (13-15 inches), and between 2-3 kilograms for large sizes ( 16-18 inches), it also contains an internal lithium-ion battery that lasts for 3-15 hours of continuous use and is rechargeable about 500 times over two to three years, depending on the method of use.