Evaluating A Used Computer

Evaluating a​ Used Computer
Used computers are available plenty in​ number .​
But,​ the​ prime concern is​ that how it​ will satisfy the​ needs of​ the​ purchaser .​
the​ next one is​ about the​ functionality of​ the​ used computer and the​ longevity of​ the​ computer parts of​ the​ used computer .​
Many people decide to​ purchase used computers due to​ a​ tight budget,​ but they should not end up buying a​ showpiece rather than a​ working piece .​
This makes it​ very important to​ evaluate the​ used computer before buying it .​
Evaluation can be done by the​ purchaser himself provided he has some knowledge on​ computers and their parts .​
If not,​ he can get some help from their friends or​ relatives who are good in​ evaluating computers.
The used computer’s physical parts should be inspected thoroughly .​
First step is​ to​ look for any damages and then trying to​ turn on​ and off .​
It should be done by the​ buyer or​ by his friend rather than watching the​ computer sales person do it​ as​ it​ will alert for any glitches .​
Checking needs to​ be done to​ find out if​ the​ used computer has an​ original version of​ the​ operating software without which the​ computer is​ not worth buying .​
Manuals,​ licenses for software applications,​ discs and fonts should be got along with the​ computer .​
the​ operating system of​ the​ used computer should be compatible enough to​ run the​ required applications of​ the​ buyer .​
Some times the​ seller may sell a​ used computer along with used disk drives,​ scanners and printers and include the​ cost of​ them too .​
It is​ not wise to​ buy used scanner,​ printers or​ disk drives as​ they have peripherals with moving parts which wear and tear with the​ passage of​ time and also the​ cost of​ them can be deducted making the​ price of​ the​ used computer even lesser.
The speed of​ the​ central processing unit needs to​ be checked .​
If it​ is​ not up to​ the​ expectation of​ the​ buyer,​ it​ needs to​ be found out if​ the​ used computer system can be upgraded for improving the​ speed and functionality .​
the​ entire hardware components should be checked including the​ keyboard,​ speakers,​ monitor,​ mouse and microphones .​
It should be if​ all the​ hardware components inside the​ computer like the​ CD-ROM drive,​ sound card,​ number of​ RAM sockets etc are if​ present or​ not and if​ present what are the​ components in​ use .​
Also it​ needs to​ be checked whether it​ has a​ provision for adding different type of​ cards etc.
If the​ purchaser has already got some computer components like the​ monitor,​ printer and so on,​ the​ used computer which is​ bought should be compatible with them .​
Nowadays used Pentium machines and power PCs are available at​ very low price .​
It is​ not advised to​ buy a​ used computer which is​ very old .​
Also it​ is​ good to​ find out if​ the​ used computer comes with a​ transferable warranty or​ service,​ if​ so it​ is​ worth buying.
The buyer should not end up overpaying as​ used computers depreciate at​ a​ lightning speed .​
There are many online auctions,​ which can give the​ idea of​ how much people are ready to​ pay for a​ used computer .​
Unfortunately,​ there is​ no reputed or​ unbiased source for knowing the​ prices for used computers.

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