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What You Should Know When Buying a Dell Computer

With a diverse choice of customisable desktop and laptop PC options and upgrades available, Dell caters to a wide range of market needs. Dell offers products specifically for students as well as business solutions for companies. eBay sells a range of used and new Dell computers, including recent and legacy PCs. Here are some things to consider when buying a Dell computer:

What kinds of Dell computers are available?

Having been in the computer business since the 20th century, Dell was the first computer company to sell directly to consumers. They produce a wide range of computers for business, educational, and personal use. Here are the main categories of Dell computers:

  • Desktop PCs: There are two main types of desktops; all-in-one PCs and traditional desktops. All-in-one desktops are more compact and include everything you'll need to operate the PC right out of the box. Traditional desktops need to be connected to a screen for output, and they have the capacity to be upgraded in the future.
  • Laptop Computers: All Dell laptops come pre-installed with either Microsoft Windows or Google's Chrome operating system. They are compatible with a range of productivity and leisure software. Wherever you plan to go, you can take your work along with you.
  • 2-in-1 Laptops: They look like regular laptop computers, but they feature screens that can be flipped around. The screens can detach, so you can use them as a tablet. The glossy screens feature touchscreen technology, allowing you to use them without a separate keyboard.
What is RAM and how much of it is necessary?

Depending on how you plan to use your Dell computer, you may require varying amounts of RAM. Random-access memory helps determine the number of tasks a computer can process simultaneously. Here are some common RAM configurations and what they may be suitable for:

  • 4 GB: Usually the lowest standard on computer models produced after 2010. This amount of RAM is suitable for many complex tasks, such as running multiple applications at the same time and playing simple computer games.
  • 8 GB: This configuration can be paired with many high-end graphics cards. It can handle advanced computer games and most software designed for creative use.
  • 16 GB: This is more than enough RAM for everyday use. The configuration is capable of running high-demand games and graphics-dependent programs.
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