Considerations When Purchasing a New PC or Laptop

Perhaps your computer has kicked the bucket.

Maybe it’s just much slower than it used to be.

Either way, you realize it’s time to start pricing out a new computer.

It’s not always easy to determine what matters most when buying a new computer. There are several “nonessentials” that could easily dazzle you, yet these do nothing to help your computer function well.

Here are the most important considerations when you’re in the market for another PC or laptop:

Processor Speed:

Intel i5 or HIGHER processor. The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the part of a computer system that is commonly referred to as the “brains” of a computer.

Hard Drive:

Solid State Drive at least 256GBs or higher. Like a memory stick, there are no moving parts to an SSD. Rather, information is stored in microchips.


At least 8GBs minimum (16/32GBs if gaming / video editing). The more RAM (Random Access Memory) your CPU has access to, the easier its job becomes. This enables a faster computer.

Other options are all preference:

Touch Screen / Screen Size / Design / CD & DVD Drive / Power supply / etc.