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Comic: How to Help Someone Pick What Computer to Buy

If you're a regular reader of Tom's Hardware, then there's a good chance that you're known in your circles as the one to consult before making any computer buying decisions. It's also extremely likely that you've experienced the exchange in the Basic Instructions comic below, by Scott Meyer.

 

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  • blacklex
    xD so funny
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  • bharatwd
    LOL...good humor for us geeks :)
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  • Onus
    I used to get this cartoon...lots of funny business-related stuff. I've sent this one on to some Mac people here at work.
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  • realibrad
    I argued with my GF's sister, because she assured me that laptops are faster than desktops....

    It's always funny how the people who know least about tech, try and dismiss anyone who does. Oh, I don't to down load a bunch of stuff, because it uses up all my memory and it slows down my computer.
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  • jimmysmitty
    I hate SPAM so I killed it.

    I used to work in retail tech and I have had plenty of people like this and one who know more than I do. I love the ones who know more or try to build a PC and shove a 2600K into a 1156 socket board. Gives me things to laugh at.
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  • Brian Schonewille
    Technical term is PEBCAK issue, which stands for Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
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  • Brian Schonewille
    Sorry, PEBPAI issue , problem exists between phone and Internet :( forgiveness please
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  • audioee
    I always like the id10t errors...
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  • hapkido
    My favorites are the people who have $600 and insist on getting a "gaming laptop" and then complain that it sucks for playing games and people who only play undemanding games like TF2 or Minecraft and build $2000 gaming rigs.
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  • drwho1
    LOL
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