What is the difference between the Celeron
and the Pentium?
Cost! That's it. The Celeron and the Pentium
are both made by the same company, Intel. Both processors are very well manufactured
and perform to the best industry standards. The biggest difference is that the
Celeron has been manufactured with the cost conscience consumer in mind. For those who do
not want to keep the Celeron with their package, all of our systems are Pentium III
upgradeable! Also available is the AMD processors which are also very popular and
are growing in popularity daily. All of our processors are guaranteed quality
products and if they quite measure up then we can recommend something that will..
I've been shopping around and I can get the
same computer for less, why are your prices so different?
They're not. Our prices only seem different.
In essence you are getting what you pay for. Always pay close attention to the
individual components listed with all new machines because all machines are NOT always the
same. Differences can be anything from a difference in processor, the speed of the
hard drive, the size of the RAM, the size, make and model of the monitor, the size of the
warranty. Be informed about the equipment you are purchasing because it is a big
investment not only in money but in performance and in your business. You are going
to need the most reliable computer you can find in order to trust your data to it.
Also be aware that some of the larger computer companies
are able to offer you a fabulous up front cost but owning a computer by a big company can
become quite frustrating. Shipping can drive the price up by almost $200. If
you ever needed to have your machine fixed, under warranty, you might have to ship it
either directly to the company or to one of their service dealers (if one is not close by
to where you live). (The shipping costs to be incurred by you) Keep in mind
also that with these particular machines it might not be possible to upgrade down the road
as their motherboards are all integrated (meaning that all of the components are
attached to the motherboard making it difficult and expensive to upgrade). This
could force you to have to purchase a new computer sooner than you'd like.
We at Komputech service all of our systems here at our
location. We are a locally owned business so there are no shipping costs (when
purchased within the Quinte and surrounding areas) and we offer a two year limited
parts and labour warranty. Our systems are completely upgradeable and at the very
best possible price. We also offer great service deals to all of our previous
customers when the time comes to upgrade. (see our service
rates). Many of our previous customers have been very satisfied with our service
and have come back to us again and again.
What sort of components can I upgrade?
You can upgrade anything. The most popular
components to upgrade are the RAM, the processor and the Hard Drive. The modem can
also be upgraded and so can the CD ROM, the Video and Sound Card and the Mother
Board. We can do all of this here in our store in order for you to keep up with
today's rapidly changing technology.
How often should I upgrade my computer?
A computer is like a car. With care it can last you
many years. Upgrades should be done at least two years after the purchase of
your computer to keep up to internet speeds and changing software requirements.
Upgrades would include the RAM or possibly even the processor. Once the computer
hits four or five years old it might be a good idea to think about replacing it with a new
machine. An important rule to keep in mind is to never spend half the cost of a new
machine on upgrades. If you are only using your computer for home and personal use,
the need to upgrade does not become so necessary. With proper care and cleaning your
computer should last for many years. Be aware though that with changing internet
technology, with age, your computer will get slower and slower.