What do all those letters and numbers mean?

Feb 22, 2021 | Information Technology

So you’ve had your computer for the last 6 years, its lasted you through school , typing up your first resume and possibly has all your teenage pictures tucked away somewhere, but hears what, its 2021 , is slow , overheats has to remained plugged in or it wont work, the screen has a black spot on it and your first computer is day by day dying a slow death.

So you’ve got your budget and you’re looking for a new computer to buy but what do all those letters and numbers mean. You’re in the computers store showcase and your seeing

2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 12GB – RAM

i3, i5, i7 ,AMD Ryzen 5, 7, 9 Processors

Integrated Graphics, Geforce 1650 , GTX 1050, GTX 1060 Video Cards

256 GB, 500 GB , 1TB Storage


To the average home and office buyer the priority should usually be RAM>Processor>Storage

Any computer that you’re purchasing that should have these minimum specifications

i3 Processor , 8GB RAM , 256GB Storage and Integrated Graphics

The above specifications on a computer will be able to rise to the task of any office or home personal computer with ease , of course you can increase the specifications but for the above tasks the specifications provided will be enough to handle day to day operations