The results are in...the decision is clear...as clear as the Genesee River after a two inch rainfall. Our question this week generated quite a bit of "lively" comments and e-mails. A number of respondents, obviously technically astute and capable individuals, suggested building your own computer to achieve the best price/performance ratio. While I agree with their conclusions, many casual computer users do not have the technical knowledge required or simply have no desire to tackle a project such as this. These folks just want to know where to buy a good computer at a fair price that will meet their needs...sounds simple enough, right?
Well as with most things, it's not that simple. As suggested by several commenters you should do your homework first. The internet is a great place to start. Search for computer reviews and read what technical writers and publications have to say about various brands and features you will want. S