Shopping for a Computer; Inside a Computer

Tom Kelliher, CS 102

Sept. 12, 1997


Account problems: See Dan Luskey in Van Meter 162. Or anyone else who's there. Let me know if problems.



  1. A helpful, yet cool, PC Guide.

  2. Dave's Guide to Buying a Home Computer.

  3. Introduction to PC Hardware.

Shopping for a Computer

Things to consider:

  1. What do I want to do with the computer? Telecommuting?

  2. What software do I need?

  3. PC or Mac?

  4. Where do I buy it?

  5. Can I return it if I don't like it or if it's a ``lemon?''

  6. What about the warranty?

  7. Service and support?

The Computer Itself

A Motherboard.

An inside look at a system unit.


How much software comes with it?


What do you have to know when considering a piece of software?

Let's take a look:

  1. Intuit.

  2. Broderbund.

  3. Microsoft.

Where to buy?

  1. ``Boutiques,'' superstores, direct marketing.

  2. Computerland.

  3. CompUSA.

  4. Dell.

Thomas P. Kelliher
Thu Sep 11 16:39:22 EDT 1997
Tom Kelliher