Hard Drive. Go smaller if you like, but don’t go slower. 7200rpm or faster (faster not available as of this writing) is all you want to consider. End of discussion, don’t listen to anyone else.
If you shop around, make a note of the features of the laptops and Netbooks, including; price, CPU speed, Ram memory installed, version of Windows, screen size, keyboard size, and typical battery run time. If you can try a demo laptop and a demo Netbook, it will give you a better feel for the overall differences.
Do you see how this is integration marketing? He offered a license of his software, which people paid a small fee for as part of buying their computer. He got to keep the names of the software customers. (Hello? That’s called list building.) So now every time there is an upgrade in the software he can promote that to his list and every time someone takes him up on that he keeps 100% of the money. And believe me, there have been lots of upgrades during this time!
That is an example of integration marketing at its finest! That was the thing that took Microsoft from being this tiny, unknown company to the biggest giant in the industry. It took Bill Gates from obscurity to being the richest man in the world!
Now it comes to the location of your hard drive. If you are a seasoned user, you have probably personalized your computer and will know where this is. However, if you are new, you will be looking for the “Macintosh HD”. This will usually be a very clear icon on the computer, which is a small, metal rectangle. It will look like computer hardware.
You can set Restore Points on your computer, but if your Motherboard is fried, then you’ll still lose everything. You can get Motherboard rescue kits, but it’s much simpler to just do a regular back up. To an external hard drive. They’re surprisingly cheap nowadays too.
The position I was hired for was IT advisor. Basically I would be assisting my friend who was the IT department, in handling day to day tasks with workstations and servers. This was the type of work I wanted to do. Now there was plenty of it work coming, but what i didn’t know was that the president intended to have me trained on Project Server, Share Point and related software. This software is used for Project Management, something I knew very little about. He wanted to get me trained so I could go out and deploy this software for companies and train their staff how to use it.
Video card. For strictly business usage on Windows XP, you can save a little here. If you are doing a lot of graphics work, watching movies, or expect to use Windows Vista with the Aero interface, I wouldn’t advise skimping here.