The HP / Microsoft Slate will be able to get viruses, “registry errors” and old misplaced files crammed into the start Menu, all because it runs Windows. And HP will make some kind of a layer on top of it (like they do with their TouchSmart Windows PCs) to make things easier for you, but it’ll still be running Windows beneath. And that means fragile . just like real glass windows.
First, Do not buy any computer hardware at name brand retail stores like Bestbuy. Compared to stores online, you will see that the prices are inflated and any enticing rebates only bring them back to the regular price. The selection in these stores are also terribly limited. Looking for cheap video cards there is just a bad idea.
If you face any problem with your computer system you can either fix it yourself or get it fixed by somewhere like Geek Squad. Most problems are to do with hardware and software related errors and you can easily fix these yourself with a little patience. But if you ever feel out of your depth, it’s always best to stop and get a professional to look at it. After all, PC repairs cost a lot less than a new PC!
Insider Tip: Often the speed difference between a 2.2 Ghz and a 2.4Ghz chip are not even noticeable! Yet you may pay a hundred or more dollars for what is called a “faster” chip. Be wary of tiny jumps in speed and huge jumps in price.
You can also choose between a ball mouse and an optical mouse. Ball mice are obsolete these days but you can still find some at the store. Because you need to clean these types of mouse frequently — dirt can easily get stuck in between the wheels and hamper movement — you should get an optical mouse.
If it’s a PC computer, you’ll need to do a little more research. Firstly, you’ll need to find out what major computer chips are out and learn about them (Quad Core, Dual Core, etc). You’ll need to get familiar with the products and get an idea of how long the technology has been out. Also Google rumors of updates to the chips; this will give you an idea of when the next version will be out.
I have social anxiety. It makes it hard for me to go out and deal with people that i am not already familiar with. Now this guy was talking about how he wanted me to go do 3 day training classes for groups of admins and i was pretty worried about it. I had envisioned working down in a basement room all by myself, working on computers and not having to interact or train large groups of people. I was definitely worried.