There are lots of types of computers on the market today, and to choose the right one for yourself, it’s important to answer the question……What do I want to do with my computer ? The answer to this question will direct you to the category of choice so that you make a wise and satisfactory purchase, either online or at the retail store.
The types of PCs and computers you see in the retail store are considered to be general-purpose desktops. These are designed for basic office tasks, and will often have a suite of software included such as Microsoft Office. These types of computers are fine for everyday browsing of the internet, doing basic video conferencing, emailing and social media. They are considered to be good at most tasks, but rarely are considered to be great at specialized functions like multimedia creation or gaming.
Higher performance PCs and computers include multimedia machines and workstations, and they will give you more power for very complex or creative or math and scientific projects. They tend to come with much faster processors which can make quick work of some difficult assignments.
To do this these computers will always come with much more memory (8GB to 16GB) than you would see in a retail store. This will allow you to handle multimedia, video, audio assignments in a timely manner. They also tend to have much larger hard drives for permanent storage of larger files.
Business PCs are typically a little more boring in their appearance, but they tend to offer very work-friendly features, can easily be serviced by most computer consulting firms, and they also tend to be very easy to upgrade. You will usually find extra layers of security in a business pc to protect against sensitive and classified materials. Most business pc resellers will often offer on-site service to give the buyer a sense of security in case of future issues arising.
Gaming PCs have extremely fast versions of the multicore processors found in the performance PCs. Plus, they have specialized 3D graphics cards, so you can smoothly view and interact with the virtual worlds that the game developers create for you online. They tend to have very exciting designs like automotive paint, multiple graphics cards viewable through Plexiglas case doors, and elaborate liquid cooling are available, for a price.
Upgradability is almost (but not quite) a must have. Some really expensive gaming systems can be priced into the tens of $1,000s of dollars and can give you real-life experiences unlike any other. They tend to have multiple 1080p HD or 4K displays, and are usually the center of attention with your friends at any party or get-together.
An example of a gaming pc would be the MSI GT72S Dominator reviewed in an earlier post.
Gaming computers are often associated with enthusiast computing with overlapping interests. A gaming PC is built to achieve performance for actual gameplay, but enthusiast PCs are built to maximize performance, using the games as a benchmark. Gaming PCs can be subdivided into low-end, mid-range, and high-end segments.