If you're looking to buy a new computer, you may be confused by the number of computer manufacturers and be unsure which one to buy from. Some of the most well-known brands are Acer, Compaq, Dell, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Macintosh, Micron, and Toshiba. Some companies, like Dell and Gateway, have Web sites where you can customize your system, select various price ranges, and even buy a computer online. Other companies, like Compaq and Hewlett-Packard, sell their computers through retail stores. If you already have a fairly good idea of the kind of computer you're looking for, then consider shopping at an online computer store for convenience. If you're buying a computer for the first time, or are unsure exactly which kind of system you need, you may find it useful to speak with a salesperson at a retail store who can describe the various features and options available. Some smaller computer stores offer in-house brands manufactured by the store itself. While the prices are often lower for these computers, you may want to investigate to make sure the store uses recognized and reliable components. Also ask about the store's warranty for your purchase. For more information about choosing a computer brand, speak with a sales representative at a computer or electronics store.
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