NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The Judy B. McDonald Library in Nacogdoches is helping keep residents afloat on the latest technology, by hosting a series of technical talks and workshops.
The first workshop was held on Thursday and focused on how to buy a computer.
"Just as a consumer it is really important to make sure that you are armed with some knowledge when you go out, so that you aren't over buying and that you aren't getting programs you don't need," said Assistant Library Director, Crystal Hicks.
Hicks said there are 2 questions you need to ask yourself when shopping for a computer. The first and most important is what are you going to be using it for?
"Are you just going to be surfing the web or are you going to be editing photos, watching videos? That is going to determine a lot about what you need," Hicks said.
Hicks said if you are just going to use the computer for basic tasks, the best type of computer to get is one with 300 to 500 gigabytes. She also said to stick to a dual processor and no more than a 4 gigabyte RAM.
She said the more complicated your tasks get the more gigabytes and core processors you will need, but for now she said stick with the most basic.
The second question you need to ask yourself is where will you be using the computer? At home, In the office, or on the go?
"If you are carrying it with you, is this going to be something you are carrying with you on a daily basis or just infrequently. That will also determine if a tablet or a laptop is what you need," Hicks said.
Hicks said lastly when you buy a computer try not to buy the newest model because a lot of time the company hasn't worked through the glitches and technical problems.
If you have a technical question the library holds a tech talk on the first Friday of every month. For more information on the 'Tech Talks" and workshops you can call the Nacogdoches library at (936)559-2970.