When buying a new computer, it’s important to know what it’s going to be used for and who is going to be using it. You don’t want to buy grandma a computer and expect her to be killing monsters in an online game. If you’re only going to browse the Internet and check your email every once in a while, it’s probably a good idea to save some money and buy a lower end computer that doesn’t have so much power. If you’re going to be doing a lot of photo editing, creating movies, or playing games, you’ll want to buy a computer that has at least 2GB of RAM, a good sized hard drive for storage, a good graphics card for movies and games, as well as a good sound card to listen to music. If you’re not very computer savvy, knowing at least what your expectations are of your new computer and what you want to pay for it will go a long way with someone who can help you pick one out.