When we buy a computer we find two types: Laptop – Notebook or Desktop. The advantage of a laptop is the ability to transport it to wherever you want, use it without being plugged in for a long time (1, 2 or more hours depending on battery life) and able to take it to different countries regardless of the voltage (110v. or 220v.). The advantage of a desktop is that you can get a higher performance at less cost than a laptop. They also have a longer life, because you can repowering as time passes. In either of the two cases we need to know that we will use to decide which computer to buy. If we use to: Internet, chatting, writing documents, spreadsheets and programs that require few resources.

Recommended resources are: Memory: 512 MB for Windows XP or 1GB. for Windows Vista. Hard Drive: 80 GB Processor: Pentium or AMD Core Duo. Web Cam, microphones and headphones. Logitec brands are recommended and Creative Lab Videos, music, games, graphic design and other programs that require large amounts of resources. Recommended resources are: Memory: 1 GB for Windows XP or 2GB.

for Windows Vista. Hard Drive: 200 GB Processor: Pentium or AMD Core Duo Althon. Video graphics card (ATI or NVIDIA) with 512 MB of memory for those who wish to use games. Autocad, 3ds Max and other programs that use lots of math: Memory: 1 GB for Windows XP or 3Gb. for Windows Vista. Hard Drive: 200 GB Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Quad AMD. Video graphics card (ATI or NVIDIA) with 512 MB of memory. Today, all computers come with DVD burners (DVD RW), which is always necessary to save the work. The keyboard and mouse, we recommend an ergonomic design. For printers and monitors, it is advisable to have the logo “Energy Star”, which consume less energy.