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    Buy computers Buy computers Presentation Transcript

      • What we will cover
      • Types of computers
      • Parts of Computer
      • Computer Software
      • Tips for buying a computer
      • Computer repair
      • Learn more about computers
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer Types of computers Desktop http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_computer http://www.howstuffworks.com/flash/tower.swf Laptop http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lap_top http://communication.howstuffworks.com/laptop.htm Personal Digital Assistant (aka PDA) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_digital_assistant
      • Hardware:
      • Anything physical about the computer
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_hardware
      • Hard Drive
      • Main storage device for your computer
      • Has a finite amount of memory
      • Can have more than one drive
      • Can be external or internal
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_drive
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk.htm
    • Random Access Memory (RAM) Memory for your computer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAM http://computer.howstuffworks.com/computer-memory.htm
      • Motherboard
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motherboard
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/motherboard.htm
      • Central Processing Unit (aka CPU)
      • Processes the actions of the computer
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_processing_unit
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/microprocessor.htm
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question268.htm
      • Modem
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modem
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/modem.htm
      • Wireless Fidelity (aka wi-fi)
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_network_interface_card
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_card
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/wireless-network.htm
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wifi
      • Internet
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet-infrastructure.htm
      • Storage
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_disc
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/cd-burner.htm
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_flash_drive
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/floppy-disk-drive.htm
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk
      • Keyboard and Mouse
      • Keyboard is used to type
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_%28computing%29
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/keyboard.htm
      • Mouse is used to move the cursor
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_mouse
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/mouse.htm
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cursor_%28computers%29
      • Peripherals
      • Anything that you add to a computer ex. printer etc.
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripherals
      • USB port
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usb
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/usb.htm
      • Parallel and Serial
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_port_%28hardware%29
      • Graphics Card
      • Runs the graphics on your computer
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/graphics-card.htm
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_card
      • Monitor
      • Displays what your computer is doing.
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_monitor
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/monitor.htm
      • Printer
      • Creates a hard copy of what is on the computer screen
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_printer
      • http://home.howstuffworks.com/inkjet-printer.htm
      • Multifunction Printers have a scanner, fax, and copier built in.
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multifunction_printer
      • Software (aka computer programs)
      • Operating software
      • Runs your computer
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/operating-system.htm
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows
      • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/windows-vista.htm
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_boot
      • Also can have software for word processing, spreadsheets, photography, internet, and more!
    • What to look for when considering buying a computer Make a list of all the things you will want to do with your computer. http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20070419/new-pc-hassles/ http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20070503/buying-a-laptop-means-more-attention-to-special-features/ http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20071018/some-basic-features-you-should-demand-when-buying-a-pc/ http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2164581,00.asp http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB119386646091078144-DmK3p5zMI5cVEXCJc_ZtVGkSupQ_20081031.html?mod=rss_personal_technology http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20071115/heres-a-mac-faq-if-youre-looking-to-buy-a-computer/ http://www.mrmodem.net/cgi-bin/library.pl?action=view&article=158
      • Opinions on computers
      • http://www.epinions.com/
      • http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm
      • Computer Repair
      • Read manual
      • Go to manufacturer’s website’s faq or help section
      • Contact manufacturer of computer, software, or hardware
      • Do a Google search of the error message
      • Circuit City (Fire Dog)
      • Best Buy (Geek Squad)
      • Data Doctors – also have weekly program on 92.3 fm Ktar on Saturdays @ 12:20
      • Learn more about computers
      • Library Books Dummies, Idiots Guide, etc.
      • Magazines Smart Computing, PC World Etc.
      • Newspapers Brent Mossberg WSJ every Thurs.
      • Computer Classes
      • At Sunrise Mountain Library
      • Beginning Computers
      • Dec 6th, Jan 3rd, Feb 7th, and Mar. 6th @ 1:30pm Want to learn how to use a computer? Do a mouse and keyboard scare you? In this class we will learn how to turn on a computer, the names of the basic parts of a computer, computer lingo, how use a mouse and more. No experience necessary. Great for first timers and repeat participants alike.
      • Basic Internet
      • Dec 13th, Jan 10th, Feb. 14th, and Mar.13th @ 1:30pm There is so much information and fun to be had on the Internet. Come learn how to get on the information superhighway. Learn what the Internet and World Wide Web are in plain English. Learn how to find sites on the World Wide Web. .Great for first timers and repeat participants alike.
      • Jan 21st 7:00pm SML Electronic Classroom
      • Digital Photography
      • Did you recently get a digital camera? Are you planning on purchasing one? In this class we will learn how to get pictures off of your digital camera, do some fun things with them, including manipulate them, and then put them on the web. Registration Required.
      • Jan 28th 7:00pm SML Electronic Classroom
      • MP3 players
      • Did you recently get a mp3 player or an iPod? Are you planning on purchasing one? Learn about mp 3 players and iPods. We will also learn how to find podcasts, music, and electronic books and get them on to your mp3 player or ipod. Registration Required.
      • Glendale Community College
      • Rio Salado College
      • Power Point presentation
      • http://www.slideshare.net/cat509
      • Links to sites in presentation
      • http://www.furl.net/member/cat509