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aznboyknowledge
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Computer specs and their function
      #43851 - 12/06/12 10:07 AM

Hello,

I am having trouble understanding what all the computer specs mean. Can someone explain to me all the specs that people look at before considering to buy it?

Thank you.


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Re: Computer specs and their function [Re: aznboyknowledge]
      #43864 - 12/08/12 03:16 PM

I'm sure there are a bunch of guides on the web. The most popular specs are:

- CPU (latest gen?), clock speed and performance
- Screen resolution and type (IPS displays are generally noticeably better)
- SSD? Bonus for that because it's much faster, only drawback is lower storage capacity vs. traditional hard drives
- Touchscreen (handy for Windows 8)
- Dedicated graphics? Important to 3D gamers particularly and sometimes HD video producers

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