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If you work in an office, you will definitely need a PC setup to carry out the tasks associated with your work. You may even be a freelancer that works for a number of clients. Either way, it’s important to know what you need from your PC.
TechQuarters are an IT support company UK businesses have been coming to for IT advice and support for more than a decade. They discussed the basics of what one must consider when building a great work PC setup.
Choosing your PC – things to consider
There are some basic components that all PC sellers will advertise – and these components are a good marker for how well suited the PC will be for your work.
Processor – the process governs how many tasks your computer can carry out at once. It also affects how heavy a task your PC can manage. The most cores your processor has, the better it will be at managing tasks – a quad-core is quite common for larger laptops; but you can also get hexa-cores and octa-core processors. Most larger laptops have a laptop processor, however, some smaller laptops will have a mobile processor, the smallest type available.
RAM – Random Access Memory also influences how good your PC is at managing multiple tasks, and also how quickly it can carry out tasks. PCs with lots of RAM – at least 16 GB – will generally be quite fast and better suited for running lots of applications at once.
Internal Disk – this is the name for the storage available on your PC. The internal disk will house critical software such as your operating system and applications, but it will also be the default storage for all documents created, and files downloaded or transferred to your PC – for this reason, it’s recommended you get a laptop with the largest internal storage your budget can allow.
Choosing you keyboard 0 things to consider
A lot of Managed service providers UK businesses partner with will help set businesses up with equipment like keyboards (which you can find at tech in bucket). The best and most common type of keyboard is the mechanical keyboard. Each key is comprised with a number of moving components, that all move when a key is pressed – hence the mechanical nature. There are several common types of mechanical keyboards.
Linear – the linear key switch is simply one that has a straight up and down trajectory. There is no resistance or interference with the key’s travel. For this reason, linear switch keyboards are the most quiet keyboards – although they may make a noise depending on how heavy a typist you are.
Clicky – many users like to have some kind of feedback when typing so they can confirm they have pressed each key. A clicky switch keyboard makes an audible ‘click’ with each press of a key – usually achieved with a component known as a click leaf. These keyboards are great if you’re someone that likes audible feedback, though these types of keyboards may bother co-workers.
Tactile – an alternative for users that like to have typing feedback but don’t want to bother other people, a tactile keyboard would be ideal. Tactile key switches offer a small amount of resistance with each press of a key, in order to give confirmation that a key has been depressed fully.
Choosing your monitor – things to consider
Resolution – the resolution governs how sharp the image is on your monitor. For instance, 1080p is known as Full HD, which is fairly standard for most monitors these days. However, there are other resolutions, such as 4K and 8K Ultra HD. The higher the resolution, the sharper your image. Many IT support providers will tell you that resolution is important because a higher resolution will help reduce eye strain.
Connection – most monitors will have their own power cable and an additional connection such as HDMI. But these days, USB monitors are becoming popular, and the benefit of them is that they only need one cable to deliver the display and the power.