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Crawford, Walt – Library Hi Tech, 1993
Discussion of factors to consider in purchasing a personal computer covers present and future needs, computing environments, memory, processing performance, disk size, and display quality. Issues such as bundled systems, where and when to purchase, and vendor support are addressed; and an annotated bibliography of 28 recent articles is included.…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Computer System Design, Cost Effectiveness
Crawford, Walt – Online, 1997
Reviews the development of personal computers and how computer components have changed in price and value. Highlights include disk drives; keyboards; displays; memory; color graphics; modems; CPU (central processing unit); storage; direct mail vendors; and future possibilities. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Peripherals, Computer Selection, Costs
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Crawford, Walt – Library Hi Tech, 1993
Discusses personal computer price trends since 1986; describes offerings and prices for four direct-market suppliers, i.e., Dell CompuAdd, PC Brand, and Gateway 2000; and discusses overall value and price/performance ratios. Tables and graphs chart value over time. (EA)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Graphics, Computer Peripherals, Cost Effectiveness
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Crawford, Walt – Library Hi Tech, 1994
Discusses changes that have made desktop publishing appealing and reasonably priced. Hardware, software, and printer options for getting started and moving on, typeface developments, and the key characteristics of desktop publishing are described. The author's notes on 33 articles from the personal computing literature from January-March 1994 are…
Descriptors: Change, Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Computer Software Selection