Should I buy my kids a gaming computer?
If you’ve asked yourself this question at one point in your life, know that you’re not alone. Millions of parents worldwide are in the same boat. While their hesitation might involve the cost of buying or building a unit, other more valid concerns have to do with their children’s welfare and safety.
We hope to address some of those concerns below.
Why Parents Should Get Their Kids a Gaming PC
A gaming computer is far more useful than a gaming console.
We understand that Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One is all the rage, especially among younger kids these days. Consoles are a lot of fun. We grew up playing with our Nintendos, Segas, and Ataris.
While consoles are somewhat okay as far as gaming goes, that’s as far as they go. A computer built with specs primarily for gaming is a powerful machine that can do some seriously heavy work. Beyond the typical spreadsheets, documents, and surfing, it has the capacity for video editing, graphic arts, and 3D rendering.
A console exists only for games. A computer is there for everything else.
You can take the opportunity to teach your kids how to conduct themselves online.
As parents, we know what it’s like to fear for our children’s welfare. While physically, we may see what they’re up to, in the virtual world we have no idea what they’re getting themselves into.
You can take this chance to teach your children a new lesson about responsibility. Educate them about the dangers that are present on the internet and how they should behave when they’re online. Establish some sort of rules and regulations that they should follow. Just explain clearly and lovingly that those rules are put in place to protect them from harm and that you trust them well enough to uphold those online behavioral rules.
A gaming PC is less expensive compared to a console.
Plenty of folks argue that buying a PC is a lot more expensive than getting a console. This statement is true if you look at it from the context that all that heavy spending will be on the initial purchase.
If you look at those how-to-build-a-gaming-PC articles online, you’ll find less expensive ways of assembling a decent unit for your kids without breaking the bank. You can buy them piece by piece if you’re willing to wait for the best deals. Some builders were able to assemble gaming PCs for less than $500.
If you want to upgrade your machine, you can do so gradually and over the years. That’s something that the console cannot compete with. A console can’t be upgraded. It gets obsolete real fast after two or three years when a better and more powerful model comes out.
If you consider how much money building a gaming PC could save you in the long run, the console has nothing on it.
Windows 10 gives parents more control over their children’s online activities.
One of the best features a gaming computer can offer you is that Windows 10 has parental settings that give parents control over your children’s online activities. Watch this video on YouTube to know more about how to fully maximize this feature.
We hope that we shed some light on some issues and concerns that hinder you from pulling the trigger on this matter.