Computers have become an integral part of our lives, from researching
various topics to submitting papers, to making power point presentations,
to chatting across the town, province, country and world with loved ones
without paying long distance fees. Much like automobiles and homes, buying
a computer can be a very difficult decision with all the manufacturers and
options available. I will look at purchasing a computer from either a
store or through the Internet. I will look at both the advantages and
disadvantages of each. I will also briefly describe computers with similar
options and specifications.
When purchasing a computer through the Internet, it is extremely
important to stay with a reputable manufacturer like Dell for instance.
Dell computers are used by most universities in the world and the work
world as well. Shopping on-line also affords the customer the opportunity
to shop at any specific time and not be tied down to store hours.
Dell offers a security policy and guarantees shipping within a
specified time period. By using the Internet, the purchaser eliminates the
middleman and deals directly with the manufacturer. This reduces the cost.
The manufacturer may also offer reduced rates and special pricing and
financial packages that a retailer may not be able to offer. Warranties
offered by Dell are very comparable to those offered by retailers. Virus
protection offered by Dell is also very comparable to that offered by
retailers. Additional virus protection can also be downloaded free of
charge or purchased if required.
When making any major purchase it is always a good idea to do some
comparison shopping, shopping around for the best deal. Visiting different
sites on the Internet is easy and fast. Specifications for various
computers can be downloaded or printed for easy comparison. Another
advantage to Dell is that the...