Have you ever noticed that buy technology can sometimes feel like trying to nail down the wind? Impossible! Yet what can be done, at some point you need a new computer, telephone, utility, etc.
We are going to take a look in your personal my secrets to buy technology at exactly the right time, at the exact right Price. Read on to discover how to maximize the bang for “techno bucks” your
Background :! Moore’s Law
As early as 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore described a trend he saw the number of transistors on computer chips doubling every year; although the timeframe different (some say it is every 18 months, some say every 2 years), the fact is that computer chips are increasing their capacity furiously with no sign of stopping.
What does this mean for you? It means that the products you see on the shelf are not as “new” as you might think. This leads us to secret number 1 …
Secret 1: There is Obsolete Before You Buy It
Because technology is moving so quickly, you learn about with Moore Law, most of the “new” products you see on the shelf already obsolete!
You read it right!
Brand-New, on-the-shelf items are often already past their prime – or to be! The key is to understand what products are out of date and which are not. That’s what I’m going to show you here
Secret 2: Avoid the bleeding edge
When technology products first come out – let’s say a major revision. product or brand new computer chip, or a new technology of any kind -. it is called the “bleeding edge” for a reason
often buy the latest technology is foolish, both in terms of cost (it is usually much more expensive to buy the latest-greatest), but also in terms of headaches.
Usually the first few weeks or even months in a new product or technology, there are constant problems and defects. So avoid this test period. In fact, all the early adopters of technology amounts to little more than just a beta tester of the product. So wait until the kinks have been ironed out, and the price drop, before rushing in
Secret 3: Avoid the “old Tail”
In addition, to avoid the beginning product or technology introduction, you also want to avoid the tail end of it as well. Products in the drier adventure stage are generally to be phased out.
careful! You can often spot stale products tails because they are very cheap. Retailers know that products are on the way out, and they are anxious to reduce inventory to make room for bleeding edge products
Secret 3 :. Buying on constant central
As Goldilox three Bears, the main trick to buying strategy is to buy “stable middle” period in technology. This will give you the most stability and longevity with technology, after the price has settled down.
So how do you know when “stable middle” period? This is not as simple. You need to so some Googling. You need to find out when the last major revision of the product took place, and you need to know how long the update cycle.
For Macintosh computers, it’s pretty easy. There is a website called http://macrumors.com and you can click the Buying Guide to get an idea of how long the product has been released and the average time for renewal. Great tool!
If there is a PC computer, you have to do a little more research. First, you need to find out what the main computer chips are out and learn about them (Quad Core, Dual Core, etc). You need to get familiar with the products and get an idea of how long the technology has been released. Also, Google rumors updates chips; this will give you an idea of when the next version will be out
Remember that you want to be in the “Stable center” with Goldilox
Secret Number 5:.! Buy up the prices Jumping Point
After you have determined that you are in “stable middle” of the products life cycle, you will be faced with various options (especially if it is a PC you are buy)
The trick is to buy the most powerful chip – .. all the major price hike point
For example, when I last updated my computer, I discovered I wanted to i7 Intel chip (which the most powerful at the time). There were various speeds associated with this chip. The prices moved well up there to beat a great leap.
buy the product right for huge jumps. This will give you the best bang for your “techno bucks!” With any luck, you should be able to get a solid 3-5 years out of a new computer
Insider Tip :. Often the speed difference between the 2.2 GHz and 2.4GHz chips are not even visible! But you can pay a hundred or more dollars for what is called a “faster” chip. Be wary of tiny jumps in speed and a sharp jump in prices.
Use these mysteries will take a little patience and research on your part. Do not be in a hurry with this; you can limp along with slower your system for a month or two while you learn what to get next. You’ll be glad you did.
So there you have it, my secrets, light. Use them to save a ton of money and get the best possible hardware for your hard earned dollars.