Things To Consider When Buying A Computer

If you want to buy a computer, the first thing you’ll need to do is find out: is there a computer shop near me? AlCell is an excellent computer shop in Polokwane, which stocks a range of electronic equipment, from laptops to hard drives to printers and all sorts of accessories.

Here are some things to consider if you’re looking to buy a new computer.


Computers can range from reasonably affordable to exceedingly expensive, depending on what you want to do with it. If you just need something for responding to emails and typing or a few word documents, a computer on the lower price end will do.

However, if your job requires video editing, graphic design capabilities or perhaps you’re looking for something that you can engage in gaming on, then you’re going to want to look at something a little more high end.

Consider your budget before you go shopping.

Laptop Or Desktop?

Desktops are often considered to be more powerful and they can have larger screens. However, given the instability of the power grid right now, perhaps a laptop is a more dependable solution as it can stay on when the power goes out thanks to its battery. Desktops don’t have battery power, and so they will shut down when load shedding hits, which could be a nuisance. However, again, it depends on your specific needs.


Should you wish it, random access memory (RAM) allows your computer to operate more smoothly in real time. While 4 GB of RAM is considered the basic level, it’s not a bad idea to go for 8 GB rather as this can make your computer run just a little bit faster. If you are doing high-end work such as photo or video editing, gaming, or graphic design, then perhaps 16 GB of RAM would be more appropriate.

Apple Or PC 

When it comes to computers nowadays, there are essentially two main categories to go for: PC or Apple. Apple machines tend to be more expensive; however, they are generally more user-friendly and come with a plethora of built-in features and support.

PCs tend to be a little less expensive, depending on what you’re getting. They also have more flexibility than Apple machines. However, PCs can be less secure and lack the same support that Apple offers.

Hard Drive Storage

The more hard drive storage your computer has, the better. However, it can get expensive. It’s always possible to upgrade your hard drive storage later or purchase external hard drives to extend your existing storage capacity. So, if you can’t afford big hard drive storage right off the bat, it’s not a train smash.

For all your computer needs, from new machines to accessories and more, come visit AlCell computer shop in Polokwane today or order online!

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