New Computer Purchases: Don’t Hesitate to Call Before You Buy

  • Date: January 7, 2020
  • Author: Samuel Engel, Technical Support Analyst

Hello, my name is Samuel and I am a Technical Support Analyst at DRN ReadiTech.

When it comes to buying new computers, we’re always happy to help you find the right device for the right reasons. That can mean finding a computer that has the exact hardware for a specific purpose, whether that be video editing, gaming, storing photos, keeping a music collection, or whatever else you might need. For our average customer, they check their email, surf the web, and other daily activities. We try to make sure we can find a computer that will meet those needs.

A common trend we see today are companies promoting a computer which is “designed for the computer illiterate”, banking on the idea that they will be easier to use for customers that aren’t very good with computers. Often, these computers are priced much, much higher than they should be to squeeze as much money out of the buyer as they can. When I say this, I don’t mean they’re a little expensive—we have seen some computers that cost thousands of dollars making this claim.

The catch is, these super-expensive “easy-to-use” computers are slower, pricier, and less secure than the average computer you would buy from a store like Walmart, Best Buy, or through DRN ReadiTech. On top of that, some computers cannot have an antivirus program installed on them because they run an operating system created by the company itself. That means if the company ever goes under, or decides to just stop supporting these computers, these computers become extremely vulnerable. Without security updates, any new exploit that hackers find could make these computers completely useless.

At DRN ReadiTech, we aren’t just your Internet provider. We want you to get the computer you pay for, confident that it gets all the support it needs. If you’re looking into buying a computer—whether you’re buying it through us or buying it on your own—Never hesitate to ask us if a computer is worth the price tag. We will work with you to make sure that you get what you’re looking for, for a price that makes sense. If a computer seems like it’s too good to be true, ask us. We’ll let you know if a computer will do everything that you need it to, or if you’re better off looking at something else to save yourself some money and headaches. 

Give us a call at 344-5000 to get started building the right computer for you at the right price.