Cis 105 Week 1 Checkpoint - Computer Comparison

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Computers Comparison
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University of Phoenix
January 21, 1011

Computers Comparison
I believe most of the general populations are aware of how rapidly technology evolves. I will start by giving a little bit of background into my own computer system. I purchased my Desktop computer system in late October 2008. At the time I was set to begin a journey into the world of higher education and needed a computer that could keep up with me. As I did my research into what was on the market that would fit not only my budget, but the needs I believe I needed. I quickly found I was not interested in anything that was on the market in stores, simply because of the fact all the “new” systems were installed with Windows Vista. That left me with only two choices. I could have a system custom built for what I needed and loaded with Windows XP, or I could take a leap and jump into a Mac Desktop. I continued to research and found it would be more efficient to have a computer system custom built to fit my needs.

The Desktop I had built needed to do everything I needed for school, handle some large programs such as Adobe Creative Suite and also be able to network with my family’s existing system, for the purpose of printer and file sharing. I spoke to a technician, and we came up with a system that fit my budget as well as needs. My Desktop consists of a basic black tower, Gigabyte S-series motherboard, which supports Intel Multi-Core Processors. The processor is an Intel Duo Core E700 2.53GHz. The system has 2.00 GB of random access memory (RAM), and a 500GB hard drive. The system has been extremely reliable and more than met the needs. However, two] months ago it contracted a virus that essentially crashed my entire operating system. Thankfully I had enough time to run to Target and purchase an external hard drive to enable me to transfer my files from the computer just...
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