Shopping for a Computer

Tom Kelliher, CS14A

Feb. 19, 1997

  1. Shopping for a computer:
    1. Computers: PC vs. Mac.

    2. Software: requirements.

    3. Stores: ``boutiques,'' superstores, direct mail.

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?

``Kicking the Tires''

Let's take a look.

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 mail.

  2. Computerland.

  3. CompUSA.

  4. Insight.

Thomas P. Kelliher
Tue Feb 18 21:52:03 EST 1997
Tom Kelliher