When trying to choose the best computer for your family, first consider the specific needs of your family. Do the people in your family like to play video games? Will you watch movies on the computer? Will you need to store and work with large files such as files of photographs or home videos?
All of these questions will let you know how much memory you will need for your family computer. For families that will use computers for programs that require lots of memory, it is important to get a computer with plenty of space on the hard drive. For those that will mostly use the computer for word processing and access to the Internet, a smaller amount of memory will suffice. Screen size is also important when choosing a family computer. The larger the screen, the easier it will be for a family to use the computer to watch movies and videos.
Once you’ve figured out how much memory you will need, you will have to figure out whether or not you want to purchase a lap top or a desk top as your family computer. An HP laptop is great for families that want to take their computer with them on the go. A computer can double as a DVD player during long car rides and can be used, with the right kinds of connections, to offer mobile Internet connections. This is great for families that want to be able to access the Internet while traveling or on vacation.