Internet Computers

Expensive, high end systems are not required for Internet computers. Basic systems are all that is needed to browse the web and exchange e-mail. Internet Computers

A less expensive Internet computer and faster access will give you better performance than a super fast system with only dial-up access. Almost any of today's computers are more than adequate for general Internet use.

You can save over half the cost of a computer system by choosing one with standard parts instead of top-of-the-line components.

Except for high-end, online gaming, digital movie editing, or other specialized applications high speed and performance are not system requirements for normal Net use.

The graphics adapter built onto the motherboard, a minimum amount of memory, a small hard disk, an inexpensive monitor, keyboard and mouse are all more than adequate for Internet use.

Notebook computers or all-in-one systems can be used for working with the Internet, but desktop sytems are the most cost effective.

A basic desktop computer coupled with a standard 17" CRT monitor will provide you with all the system you need.

You can use one of these online system configuration tools to get a system with exactly the configuration you want: Systemax or Nobilis.

Or you can select your own components, but you must be knowledgeable enough to make sure the components are all compatible with each other.

For exceptional deals and low prices you can shop discount and surplus computer sources.

Use the following as a check list to make sure that you get everything you need.

Internet computer system parts list:

  • Case & Power Supply (match to motherboard)
  • Motherboard (match with case, cpu, & memory)
  • CPU (match to motherboard)
  • Memory (match to motherboard & operating system)
  • Floppy Disk Drive (may not be required by operating system)
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Optical Drive (CD or DVD)
  • Monitor (CRT or LCD)
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • FAX/Modem (not required for broadband access)
    Optional hardware components:

Software requirements:

  • Operating system (generally includes)
    • Web browser
    • E-mail program

    Recommended software security tools:

In order to use Internet computers to browse the web and send e-mail you also need some form of Internet access.

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