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Disk Storage is getting larger for PCs and Laptops and it's a good thing.

Disk Storage is getting larger for end users like me and even less expensive. And having enough hard drive space is even better with the latest Solid State drives for PCs and laptops.

More space is what we asked for and more drive space is what we are getting.

Computers, be them laptops or desktops, are getting better every day. They are becoming more fashionable to the end users, those like you and I who rely on them every day to do our personal and business activities. More than that, the latest computers are hard wired with the virtual reality user in mind as well as all those PC gammers who, like me, like to get the best performance possible with fast game loading, great visual and 3-D graphics with ultra high definition as well as fantastic sound quality.

The price for a new desktop or laptop computer ranges from 399.99 to 799.99 or higher.

The price to purchase a desktop or laptop personal home computer aka PC, is divided between the low-end, mid-range, and high-end types and are priced respectively. So, this time of year, November going into what will be Cyber Mondays or Black Fridays or whatever, prices are beginning to drop for many an online seller of new technology and gadgets.

The average laptop can start from as low as 299.99 and come with a 1TB hard disk drive.

A friend of ours recently bought a low-end laptop PC from the HSN, aka Home Shopping Network along with a new ink-jet printer. That new laptop has a SSD drive, aka Solid State Drive and it is a one terrabyte hard drive. This is the basic memory storage for new computers today. If you purchase a computer of any type that has anything under 1 Terrabyte of hard disk or solid state drive space, you will find it very easy to reach capacity in less time than in the past. I bought a 2 TB desktop PC 6 years ago and it has at times reached past the half-way mark. As external hard drives move it up a notch, from 2 TB to 4 and higher, they have become the best and most reliable for backing up your files that tend to take up too much space in the C:/ drive where the Operating System is located, so that said, either the end user is using the cloud to backup and save files or they are using special cloud based storage for programs and applications or apps so their hard drive doesn't have to keep it all there and take up all that space. The obvious thing is, when you buy get ready to buy a new laptop or desktop personal computer, aka PC, you will be happy to know that there are these 3 price point ranges of computer styles and designs that can start as low as a few hundred dollars and go well up into the thousands of dollars for very high capacity computers.

Remember to get a compatible computer monitor/screen, and power backup & printer.

I can't stress this enough, but if I buy a new desktop PC or laptop, I will want the monitor and printer and power backup and external backup drive all to be compatible with my computer. If possible I will purchase Hewlett Packard, aka HP devices that meet or exceed the recommended requirements for high speed internet, virtual reality and holographics and be GAME READY. That means, I have to look to save a long time to get at least a mid-range PC or laptop, with a matching monitor, printer, all-in-one type, that scans, copies, faxes and has wireless abilities and buy a power supply backup.

This means the average system for my tastes would be over 2 thousand to cover all bases. If I chose to buy a low-end computer, laptop or desktop, I would have to eventually spend more money to get it upgraded to keep up with the demands of internet security, media applications, word processor apps and virtual reality capabilities. So I would end up spending more in the long run that way. The mid-range priced desktop PC for example is still just around 799.99 to 999.99 and the monitor will cost another 599.99 to 799.99 on average. Keep this all in mind when saving for that brand new system.

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Kasman wrote on November 11, 2017, 11:42 AM

Probably the best solution today for increasing your computer's memory is (as you mention here) using one of the various forms of cloud storage (I use Google Drive). They aren't suitable for every application and the higher your storage requirements the more you are likely to pay for their use but, if you are clever, you can get large amounts of storage online FOR FREE. Google Drive gives 15gb of free storage for documents which isn't a lot but if you open multiple accounts you get 15gb with each account. For photographs I use Flickr which gives 1 terrabyte of storage free (that's enough for about 200,000 16mp images). In both these cases you can pay for extra storage. External hard drives (as you also mention here) is another good form of storage (if a little expensive). Gaming requires a lot of onboard storage but that is also slowly increasing in capacity and once molecular and graphene digital storage systems are perfected well, the sky's the limit!

MegL wrote on November 11, 2017, 1:26 PM

I like to make sure my computer has plenty of space and power. Mine is supposed to be a gaming computer but is never used for that.

VinceSummers wrote on November 11, 2017, 5:56 PM

My son obtained a used unit and upgraded it for me, replacing my older computer. It uses Windows7 and has two hard drives -- a 1 terabyte main drive and a 4 terabyte secondary drive I use to store movies and such. I do also have an external drive which is the better part of a terabyte.