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Desktop Computer Selection & Installation Portland

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Common Terms

All-in-One PC

A desktop computer that includes a built-in monitor. Similar to a laptop but stationary.


The monitor is the screen of your computer

Hard Disk Drive

The hard drive stores all of your data. It is a box that contains multiple spinning platters. These platters contain data stored magnetically by the hard drive head


RAM means Random Access Memory, and is what your computer uses to store things that it is thinking about while it is on. When your computer turns off, everything in RAM goes away.

There have to be at least 9001 different kinds of computers available in Portland alone. Each of them is unique – some have SD card readers, some have webcams, some can even cook bacon. You don’t really need all of these features – except being able to cook bacon – so why should you pay for all of them? More importantly, which ones will you actually need and which ones are too specialized to be useful for you? Wouldn’t it be great if there was someone who could interpret all the acronyms like DDR, SATA, YOLO, and RAM for you? Actually, we happen to have a few people like that around here! Our Portland Nerds would love to go shopping with you to translate from this strange language of capitalized letters into common English. All our Nerds are friendly and personable, but also know computers well. Plus they’re not paid on commission, so they have no motivation to sell you a more expensive computer. We’re more interested in making sure you have what you need than making money off of you. We’ll also help you install it all, if you’d like. That way your computer will be off to a solid start and if you ever need to upgrade it – our Nerds will already be familiar with your setup. We know diving into the world of a new computer can be intimidating and we want to be here for you to guide you through it. So give a call to your Portland Nerds on Call and find out how we can help you!

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Questions nerds often hear about Desktop Computer Selection & Installation Portland

  • Is Desktop Computer Selection & Installation Portland expensive?

    Every computer problem is different. We give free estimates so you can get a good idea of exactly what you need.