You need a new computer or a used one.
Whether it's your first computer, or you're
a seasoned buyer, its always good to know
few things before you decide and that’s what
we at B.Algo is trying to do. We are a
company with 20yrs standing in market and
enjoy an excellent reputation for ethical
dealings and best after sales service,
consider this as our social responsibility
and obligation to educate the buyers.
Before you finalise, you need to know what
you are exactly looking for. Take few
minutes and list the “needs” that will
fulfill your computer requirements.
Categories these in two. Needs that must be
met (or the entire purpose of buying a
computer is defeated ) and the once which
might arise during the course of usage.
Consider the active life of your computer as
3 yrs. Speculating some thing beyond 3yrs is
very difficult in information technology
trade as the soft ware keeps changing fast
and hence the need for your hardware also
goes up OR may be your requirement itself
may change over a period of time.
Once you are ready with “Must” & “May be”
list of your needs, you can now start
tagging features to it. And once the feature
list is ready, you are now ready to shop for
One has to look in to following things while
finalsing the feature of the machine.
It is the basic requirement of any computer.
If you are looking for a computer which is
going to be used for Word Processing or
mails or some simple data entry jobs
(billing / accounting / store application )
the speed of the processor may not matter
much. How ever if you are looking for
intensive number crunching job / statistical
application/ graphic application / geometric
– trigonometric application you may opt for
a processor with high processing capacity.
Hard disk Capacity :
Second important requirement is to access
your data size. What volume of data you are
likely to keep in your disk for quick
reference. This will decide the range of
hard disk you have to ask for out of the
currently available capacities.
Select the appropriate type and size of
display from CRT (for desktop) and TFT
options. Size of the display can decided as
per your application. For the machines being
used for personal use, smaller screen sizes
are preferred and for home theater, drawing
/ drafting application or play station
application, bigger screen size will be
For connectivity to internet, faster data
transfer, video conference, web camera chat,
you will have to opt for broad band
connection. In such case ADSL modem needs to
Play Station :
In case of gamming application in your
house, You can select necessary graphic
accelerator and gamming cards to match your
you buy, ask yourself:
kind of usage do I have exactly?
many Hrs per day I shall be using this?
all are going to use it?
features matter to you?
software do I need?
need any special training while using this
is going to help me in minor problems if
hardware / software?
is may target price range?
Assembled or Branded :
Assembled version of the machine may be
slightly cheaper in price than branded for
the same configuration. But there is a vast
difference in buying assembled to branded.
Models and their specifications of the
branded computer are fixed. This information
is generally available on their printed
brouchers or web site while in assembled, as
the name suggests, any dam configuration can
be made available.
to the dealer in case of branded is fixed
and they have very narrow chance of changing
the configuration by way of changing
internal spare parts with non genuine and
covering the profit margin he has lost in
negotiation with you. While in assembled,
the price is fixed first and the dealer has
to buy spares to match his expected profit
and other specifications of all the
components has to match otherwise even a
very high speed processor may function like
a low speed engine or hang frequently or
have a back up of service by the authorized
service center to fall on in case the dealer
fails to give you service in branded.
of the software installed could always be in
While assembled machines can be a bit
cheaper than the branded for the same
TFT or CRT
While all notebook computers come with TFT
display, you have an option to opt for TFT
display in desktop models. TFT will save
your desktop space and also the power
consumption. It is more soothing to operator
eyes and radiation level is also less as
compared to CRT.
Screens are available in 15” , 17” 19” & 21”
sizes. Bigger screens can also be ordered on
demand for desktop models. Notebook
computers are available in various sizes
from 10” to 19”. You have decide on your
application and select the size. If you are
looking for personal use and portability,
then smaller size note book can be
preferred. However, if it is for
presentation application you will have to
look for bigger display.
Notebook or Desktop
Both the types of computers have their own
application. Each has it’s own advantage and
drawbacks. When you are looking at the
portability of data, presentation, “Carry
work home” type work environment, you will
have to look for Notebook.
How ever as long you are sure that you have
a stationary computing environment, where
you want to provide computer to your staff
members where you do not expect them to move
it around. In case of home applications, in
case you want to use it as more of
entertainment machine like multimedia home
theater, play station then a desk top will
be more preferred.
Intel or AMD
Both Intel as well as AMD are world renowned
companies. Both of them their own strengths
in R&D, Manufacturing and support
infrastructure. We have come across lot of
clients who surf web / details literature
and come out with technical charts of
comparison which actually compare results in
Nińo seconds. Now in our country, where
computers are just kept ON with screen saver
playing a jazzy display without much of any
active work, what is the need to compare
Please understand that we are just the
drivers of the vehicle and what goes inside
need not be much looked in to as long as you
have the driving pleasure and your computer
does the assigned work without trouble
New or Used
Cost of the machine depreciates faster than
the allowed income tax depreciation in the
I.T. trade. The cost of the machine goes
down straight by 25%, the movement you take
the delivery of the machine and register the
legal software in your name. The cost also
goes down every quarter due to fast changing
technology. Cost after 1 yr of usage would
be about 30 to 50% of the purchase price
based on the usage.
New computer buyer has the advantage of
buying the configuration of his choice and
gets a genuine warrantee on the same. While
the second hand buyer has to settle for best
available configuration nearest to his
requirements. Second hand buyer is buying it
without warrantee on “As is” basis. The
seller of such machines will not take any
responsibility once the payment is made and
delivery in working / tested condition is
One also needs to look for the legality
aspect of the software which are installed
in the computer you are buying.
Buying old /used computer can be very
economical. Specially when you are buying a
computer which is 18 months to 30 months
Now if you have made up your mind, let’s go
ahead and make a buy.