the topic is comparing 3 computers and writing about the purpose software and hardware of the computer

Computers Comparison Computers are purchased for specific purposes and uses. The buyer, therefore, has a purpose in mind when sourcing for a computer and will go for a computer that serves the intended purpose. However, the buyer must also consider the price of the computer to ensure that he or she can afford the said computer. The task of exploring the best computer to deliver the expected services while still being affordable to the user is always uphill. Most people end up overspending on computers or getting one that does not fully serve their purpose due to budgetary constraints. This paper will look into three different computers and compare their purposes, software and hardware as well as the prices. The three computers are a gaming computer, a computer for graphic design and a normal college computer. The budgetary range for the three computers is $800 to $2000. This paper is guided by the thesis that with the budgetary range of between $800 and $2000, one can make purchases of three credible computers that will serve the gaming, graphics and collegial purposes. The paper will explore each of the selected computers separately. ALIENWARE Alpha Console Gaming PC As indicated in the name of the computer, this is a gaming computer that is available both from the local stores and online from It is a personal gaming computer and therefore better suited for use in the living room. It also has an option for games downloads and updates the user when new games are released. Depending on the use, the user can upgrade the CPU for better performance. For gaming, I need a computer that will have a fast processing speed and with adequate space for storage and provision for peripherals such as external speakers and modems. The Software: ALIENWARE Alpha Console runs on Windows 10 with Intel® Core™ i3 processor and fully customised GeForce GTX graphics to allow the user play all their favourite games with the best experience. The processor speed is dual core 3.2GHz with 3MB space available for cache storage. For the best gaming capabilities even for entry-level users, the processor is coupled with an 8 GB of RAM. In addition, the upgradable CPU and hard drive gives better performance once more power is needed. The Hardware: The computer has an Intel® H81 motherboard and uses a fully optical mouse that is very smooth to touch and to move the cursor around the screen. With any size of screen, the computer gives full HD quality. For the input and output, the computer has two USB 2.0, and two USB 3.0 ports, two HDMI video interface ports and an S/PDIF port for the audio interface. A full-size keyboard with a numeric keypad. The full package computer weighs up to 3.81 kg and has a 15 months manufacturer’s guarantee. The gaming computer serves all the intended gaming purposes and costs an average of $550 from HP Notebook15-ay013na HP is a renowned manufacturer of personal computers for home and professional use. HP Notebook15-ay013na is also available in stores and also online ( From this site one can 2 trace local dealers. The HP laptop is a personal computer and is best suited for personal use at home, school or even office. The computer can be used for conducting college researches, completing class assignments and also other uses such as social media interactions and video watching. For a college computer, one that is user-friendly, easy to operate and is fast is required. The computer must also be easy to type and be easily partitioned for ease of storage of varied files and folders. It should also be well portable and cheap. The Software: HP Notebook15-ay013na operates on Widows 1o 64 bits. It has a high performance with the latest Intel® Pentium® N3710 2.56 GHz processor with up to 2MB cache space. The computer has in-built processor upgrade and is very user-friendly. The performance of the computer is quite good in terms of software ability and supportive systems. The computer can be easily personalised and has completely functioning security features with very specific software. The Hardware: The computer uses a fully-fledges HP motherboards with all the security and safety features installed. The computer has a touchscreen, an alternative touch pad and is compatible with most of the available optical and wireless mouse in the market. In addition, the laptop has a 4-cell battery that can keep it powered for up to 8 hours on normal use, or three hours on music or video. The input and output ports are 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 headphone/microphone combo and a multisystem SD card reader. The average weight of the laptop is 2.04kg and is available in a range of colours from the stores for an estimated price of $350 with either free or arranged shipping options ( Apple MacBook Air MD223LL/A This is perhaps the best computer in the market for graphics design. A new computer of this model will go for a total of $1899 from Amazon. However, a refurbished piece whose performance is similar to the new product and which will serve all the graphic purposes goes for only $680 from the same site ( psc=1&smid=A5OS1RR2Q6H5H). Besides this site, the computer is also available in the local stores and also in other online stores. For a graphics computer, the one that has a pre-installed graphic processor besides the normal processor will be required. In addition, it should also have a good performance with a fast processor and is easy to use. Peripherals such as projectors and speakers should also be easy to use on the computer without compromising on performance. The Software: Apple MacBook computers operate on Mac OS X and the processor is Intel Dual-Core i5-3317U with a processing speed of 2.7GHz. The computer has a co-processor, Intel HD Graphics that is very suitable for graphic designing and free from malwares that can arise from post-purchase installations. The computer hard disk space is 640 GB SSD and a RAM of 4 GB, DDR3 SDRAM. Apple MacBook Air MD223LL/A has pre-installed safety and security software that can back-up data and work up to every few minutes according to personalised settings. The Hardware: Apple MacBook Air MD223LL/A has a screen size of 11.6 inches and a maximum resolution of 1366×769. It also has a built-in face camera for video chatting and photo taking at high resolution. The computer can be connected to peripherals, input and output devices through two USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports as well as a single HDMI port. In addition, it has a thunderbolt port for connectivity to display devices such as projectors. It also has built in stereo speakers and also a microphone/headphone port. The laptop uses a full-size keyboard with its own backlighting and a touchpad with precise cursor controls that support multiple functions. Conclusion The three computers described above will serve all the required purposes and are relatively affordable. The gaming computer has all the required specifications to allow for easy gaming and 3 operation from home and can be used in a small room as it is quite sizeable but with adequate performance for use at home with family and friends. The provision for headphones and external speakers allow the user to select the mood and environment of use. The college computer selected is easily personalised for security purposes. It has the best available applications for use in research and also in completion of class activities and assignments. In addition, it is easily portable and light for ease of mobility around the college and even as one goes home. The battery is also adequate and can allow up-to eight hours of continuous working without the need for extra power. This is very important especially with the college population and availability of power sockets around college. The third computer will be used for graphics. It has all the required features for this purpose and is also easily personalised. In addition, it can also work as a personal computer for extra research and the speed as well as the processor allows for a diversified experience. The total cost for these computers is approximately $1600 which is well within the budgetary estimates. From this research therefore, it is very clear that with a budget of $800 to $2000 one can afford three very useful computers for different purposes and still have some money left.

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