Purchase Advice

By: Compu-home  09-12-2011

When you're thinking about buying equipment the choices can be bewildering..and a wrong decision is expensive! It's our business to know exactly what is suited to you, and what reputable supplier has the best price at this time.

After we have taken the time for a thorough discussion with you, some of the questions we can help you answer include:

  • What kind of system do I need – a desktop machine? A laptop? A netbook? What are all the pros and cons?
  • Are there brands, models or features to look for, or to avoid?
  • How powerful does my system need to be?
  • For my needs, should I be thinking about brand new equipment, or the right refurbished model?
  • Where do I buy it?
  • Will there be unexpected expenses involved with this purchase – such as new software?

Once you have decided your strategy, we are available to help you to whatever extent you prefer.  Some clients just ask for a bit of (free) advice on the phone and take it from there by themselves.  Others leave the entire project up to us, to choose, purchase, set up, deliver and install their equipment.  Many are somewhere between these extremes.  You can decide what’s best for you.

We're your research team!


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Software Support

We are familiar with the old saying that “you get what you pay for” but in the world of software there are rare cases where that is not entirely true – we constantly research and study a few free programs that we can recommend with confidence, and maybe save you hundreds of dollars. We can make sure this major project must is done correctly, so that your data isn’t lost and you're back to work as soon as possible.


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Business & Associations

Businesses and professional organizations have special priorities and we at Compu-Home have first-hand experience with those requirements. Crucial secure data storage, including local and offsite backups.


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Seniors

One of the fastest-growing groups of computer users is Seniors, who are making wonderful use of technology to keep in touch easily with friends and family, and keep up with their interests. We place great emphasis on “keeping it simple” and avoiding the unnecessary hocus-pocus and jargon that make using a computer harder than necessary. We can help you set up a computer, or tweak the one you have..and lots more.


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Hardware Support

We won’t advise you to waste money on a machine that’s not worth it anymore, but we have the experience to help you decide on strategic upgrades that might help you get a few more years out of it, and avoid having to shop for a new one prematurely. With some kinds of problems it saves you time and expense if we take your computer back to our workshop, so that we can deal with it more efficiently there.


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Internet & Security

Viruses are an unfortunate fact of Internet life, and we have a great deal of experience in helping people avoid these pests when possible, and to get rid of them when they have already been attacked. Lots of homes have more than one computer now and home networks are an inexpensive and efficient way to share your Internet connection, as well as files and your printer.


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What Makes Us Special

For other problems where an appointment is required, we will arrange a specific appointment time that's convenient for you -- not a half-day window. Our purchase recommendations are always unbiased and objective, and will only have your needs in mind. You don't have to disconnect your equipment and lug it to a shop, so you're back in action faster. We can sometimes provide you with a loaner computer for you to use in the mean time.