[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More


Introduction to PC's 101 for New Computer Users

Published on
8,446 Points
Last Modified:
Hello to users to the new age of computers. There are so many products to choose from nowadays that you maybe confused to understand which product is the correct product for you. Let me explain briefly what should be the idea product for your best needs and to lessen the confusion between all these cool gadgets.

Desktop (PC) - This would be a product for users that need a power computer with room for growth. If you are a gaming enthusiast, video editor, power user or someone that needs to multitask many applications this would be the best selection for you.

Desktop (MAC) - If you like your products more stylish and user-friendly, MAC is the way to go. But otherwise I believe the purposes are the quite the same.

Net book - A great item for light new computer users. What does this mean. Mostly if you travel a lot and only want to check email, watch a few movies and handle some light applications and games. A great battery life on these items that can last up to 8-10 hours. Something a full scale laptop will never be able to do in a while.

Laptop - More for the power user that needs power on the go. Students and professional workers should want one of these instead of net books because they can do so much more. Even laptops with excellent video cards are available for gaming enthusiasts. Can they help you present slideshows in meetings, and for students taking notes in class and doing homework on campus a much easier life.

Tablets and ipad - Great idea that if your a  person that needs those cool apps on the go. Good for reading documents and eBooks. Good for taking movies on the go and stuff also. Bad thing about ipad and the ipad2 is that flash is not yet supported. This is something the blackberry playbook has excelled over the apple ipad. But in popularity wise the ipad is still the huge favorite in this battle among the tablet wars. So which is this best tablet for me? There is quite a few, so depending on your own needs you will need to weigh the pros and cons.

Hope this information gives you a little inside to the PC world.


  Cephas Chan

Expert Comment

Would anyone be able to read this if they wewre not a member of experts exchange?

Administrative Comment

by:Mark Wills

Articles are available to the public, and you do not have to be a member to view.

Mark Wills
Page Editor
LVL 69

Expert Comment

A little bit simple - perhaps you can put in more explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of each?

Expert Comment

Surface Pro has been shifting the thought of what is a "tablet" in past years, especially since you can have full on Windows now. Just my two cents.

Author Comment

Yes lots of 2 in 1 are out now, and tablets or many other new devices that cover a whole new different range of uses and functions.  I wrote that article many years ago. Go technology.

Featured Post

OWASP: Threats Fundamentals

Learn the top ten threats that are present in modern web-application development and how to protect your business from them.

Join & Write a Comment

How to fix display issue, screen flickering issue when I plug in power cord to the machine. Before I start explaining the solution lets check out once the issue how it looks like after I connect the power cord. most of you also have faced this…
Key to your CPU's ability to stay cool is to use the right amount of thermal paste and apply it correctly. In other words you want as much thermal conductivity between CPU and the cooling block. Use a quality thermal paste and apply it in a manner…

Keep in touch with Experts Exchange

Tech news and trends delivered to your inbox every month