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Let's begin our look at designing and specifying PCs by examining the types of PCs available on the market. Most PC buyers don't realize the great number of options they have available to them as they begin their purchasing decision. In fact, there are several entirely different categories of PCs that differ greatly in terms of various characteristics.
In the pages that follow I describe each of the most common kinds of PCs you can select from when shopping. The types described here have not been listed in any particular order. For each of the main types I provide the following information (for types that are really special cases of others I do not have the specific categories though):
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