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What are you really getting in those deals

Tis the season for great deals to be had. However, it’s also the season for those “deals” to have the potential to be duds. When it comes to computers, you really get what you pay for. If you’re looking to pick up a cheap laptop this season please try to avoid the “door buster deals”. While these “deals” may seem very good, take into account the reason why they are being sold at such a cheap price. These computers are built with very poor-quality parts to allow the low price to be worthwhile. You could spend an extra hundred or two-hundred dollars on a laptop that will out perform the door buster system by miles.

We took the time to look through the holiday ads this year. We noticed a significant influx of Chromebook systems popping up. These systems are great for what they’re built for, which is right in their name. Chromebooks are what are known as “netbooks”. Which further explains their intended purposes. These systems are meant for basic web browsing and not much more. They can do video streaming, such as YouTube and Netflix, but when you start to multitask and attempt to use multiple browser tabs you will then notice quality drops on those video streams.

The reason that these Chromebooks can be sold for such extremely low prices is because they’re made using low value parts. Now low value doesn’t mean that they’re poor quality, just means the price to performance isn’t there. When looking at computer systems this is the number one item to consider. Most Chromebooks and other low value systems contain Intel Celeron and Atom processors. These are dual core processors that are sometimes, more often than not, less powerful than the processor in your modern smartphones.

Now don’t let this deter you from these deals completely. There are definitely good deals on computers and laptops if you know what to look for. If you need some help determining what to look for, or just want a professional opinion shop around and give us a call. We’re more than happy to provide some advice to ensure you get what you’re paying for. We then hope you remember us if your system needs some care. We are your Austin Area Computer Repair and Support company. From all of us at Frankenstein Computers, Happy Holidays.


Frankenstein Computers has been taking care of our happy clients since 1999. We specialize in IT Support, IT Service, MAC repair, PC Repair, Virus Removal, and much more.