Computer Purchase Project


Choose one of the interviews of buying a new computer to use for this project. Your task is to give them at least 4 options and then give them advice on which one to buy. Your project will be presented to the class.

Final Product Can Be One of the Following

  • PowerPoint
  • Debate
  • Skit
  • Video
  • Other approved product

Your Final Product Should Contain

  • A title with group members’ names
  • The questions and responses from the interview chosen
  • Computer comparison chart
  • Which computer is chosen
  • Justification for choosing that computer, including completion of the Computer Components Checklist.
  • You should be prepared to answer questions about your choices from other students.

Components To Investigate

  1. Processor
  2. Operating System
  3. Memory
  4. Hard Drive
  5. Optical Drive
  6. Monitor
  7. Video Card
  8. Sound Card
  9. Speakers
  10. Keyboard
  11. Mouse
  12. Network Card

Sample Comparison Chart

For Each Component Record

  • The name
  • What it is used for
  • What are the different options or sizes for the components
  • Why you included the component in the list of components for the person who is buying the computer


From the  Exploring Computer Science curriculum