Choosing a computer

You are about to buy expensive equipment and it makes sense to choose wisely.

If this will be your first computer system, it will be tempting to let others choose for you - but, please, don’t rely on the salesperson alone. Feedback from people who have experience of different computers and suppliers is always useful, particularly if they also have similar sight problems as you.

Just like any other significant purchase, you should decide what you want the equipment to do, investigate your options, set a realistic budget and try to understand some of the jargon before approaching the sales desk.

Here, we offer some hints and tips to help you choose wisely and resist any hard sell designed to serve the supplier’s purposes, not yours.