How to evaluate hardware

Bernie Klinder, Founder,

Knowing what hardware to buy is never easy. Sure, you can read product reviews in industry publications, but sometimes that just isn't enough. Vendors' literature on their products is oftentimes filled with marketing hype.

What should you look for when evaluating hardware? I've come up with some suggestions in this Learning Guide, which I present in three sections: the basics for all hardware, how to evaluate internal hardware devices and how to evaluate external hardware devices.

How to evaluate hardware


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Hardware evaluation basics
 A look at hardware on the inside
 How to scrutinize external hardware

Bernie Klinder, MVP, consultant
Bernie Klinder is a technology consultant for a number of Fortune 500 companies. He is also the founder and former editor of, a comprehensive resource index for IT professionals who support Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 and BackOffice products. For his contributions to the information technology community, Bernie was selected as an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft.

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