Small Additions Can Make A Big Difference
DVD writers are an increasingly popular
optical drive option for PC users that want
a much larger removable storage medium.
Where a CD-R/RWs can max out at about 800MB,
DVD+/-/R/RWs can take up to 4.7GB, or more.
This is ideal for huge files, like digital
video, and large collections such as music
and digital photos. Plus, as a DVD player,
these drives turn your system into a self-contained
entertainment system. Look for operating
system, monitor, and speaker enhancements
to really bring your home theatre PC to
Your Internet connection speed can also
make your system much more usable. For high-speed
users, most desktops now have a built-in
10/100 Ethernet connection, though wireless
networking options will help further reduce
cable clutter. If you are using dial-up,
you should make sure your system has a modem,
as this is not a given anymore.
Whatever peripherals or system components
you put together, you will want to make
sure your system can grow with you. If you
have integrated sound or video cards, free
slots in the motherboard are needed for
upgrades. RAM and hard drives can also be
upgraded or complemented in most systems.
Those who desire the ultimate is customization
should check out our Direct to U program.
Be sure browse the extensive product information
at FUTURESHOP.ca, or talk to a Future Shop
Associate to discover the latest product
developments, and help determine the right
system for your computing requirements.