In the world of personal computing, you often get what you pay for. We live in an era that is being propelled by a consumer electronics revolution; entry level smartphones and tablets can be found on store shelves for less than $100, and a similar situation can be observed in relation to the desktop and laptop sector.
Inexpensive Computers Increased Computer Access
The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project from a few years ago succeeded not only in the classroom but also in developing countries where plunking down between $300 and $400 for a Chromebook is easier said than done. The OLPC project was considerably improved by the arrival of the Raspberry Pi educational computer; similarly, a number of computer manufacturers are seeking to provide very affordable products to fit even the most constrained budgets. Unfortunately, some of these products are falling short of their intention and lack compatibility with modern times.
Issues With Very Cheap Computers
The Mission One sells for $250 and is powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron CPU that runs at 2.17 GHz on 2 GB of RAM. Although this may sound like it should be enough for an entry-level computer, the Mission One has problems related to motherboard design and its proprietary operating system, which is based on Linux. There are also issues related to some of the pre-loaded proprietary apps that seem to have been loaded hastily. As a result, this cheap computer delivers a cheap experience.
For the price of a mini PC or a Chromebook, you might be able to upgrade an existing desktop with more memory, a modern operating system and a faster hard drive. If you are interested in learning about your hardware options, contact A Plus Computers in Apple Valley today.