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Computer Hardware for Freelancers
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Online freelancing requires you to spend a lot of time, well, online. For you, a computer isn’t just a way to post status updates on Twitter, play games or browse your favorite blogs: it’s an essential tool. Fortunately, advances in technology in recent years make it possible to get a whole lot of computer for rather little money: the days of breaking the bank for a decent machine are long past us.

Let’s take a look at some of the key issues related to computer hardware in the context of freelancing. Note that this is really just a very brief overview: each of these subtopics could easily justify a whole topic (or more) so I’m just going to cover the basics.

Apple Versus PC

This is one of the longest-running “holy wars” in the world of technology, a debate that will never be resolved. Luckily, we can deal with this conundrum surprisingly easily: it doesn’t matter. With very few exceptions, you can do anything you need to do as a freelancer on either platform. Choose whichever one you like best or are already familiar with.

If that sounded like a cop-out, well, you can easily find comparison guides on the Web that will lay out for you the pros and cons of both kinds of computers. If I were to boil things down, however, I believe the main trade-offs between PCs and Apple are flexibility and cost versus reliability and service. PCs tend to be less expensive and more flexible in terms of the amount and type of hardware they can use; they are also more upgradeable. Apple computers cost more and are less adaptable, but they are high in quality and the company has an excellent reputation for service. (Before the hate mail begins, I am not saying all PC companies provide bad service, nor that Apples are overpriced!)


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