CIS110 Strayer University Choosing the Right Computer Hardware Discussion I will post complete information later.
For this project, read the following fictional case and complete the tasks listed below.
Suppose that you have been asked by your friend, Dwayne, owner of Dwayne’s Digital Photography Services, to assist him in buying some hardware for his existing computer system. Your assignment is to research 3 types of products for Dwayne’s studio. He takes pictures with a high-end digital camera and saves them as computer files. He prints business documents (letters and invoices for the most part) on a small black & white printer that he already owns. Since he wants to retain the digital rights of his images, he is planning only to provide very high-quality, full-color “prints” for his clients using a large-format printer, one that can print up to 17 inches wide. He wants your recommendation for what printer to buy.
He also wants your recommendation for a large-format, flatbed scanner. This should be able to scan documents up to 17 inches wide and should not include a sheet feeder.
Of course, he wants to be able to work with a high-quality video monitor, too, so he wants you to recommend something that would serve his purposes and be compatible with his camera, the printer, and the scanner.
Dwayne wants you to give him a list of the above devices that you recommend for him to buy, along with some explanation of why you are recommending those items. Of course, you must always take budget into consideration. Dwayne, being a professional photographer, is not interested in low-quality (i.e., cheap), all-in-one devices, so don’t recommend any. He is expecting to pay between $1,500 and $3,000 total for the 3 items. He has asked you to prepare information on mid-range and high-end products that will fit his needs and budget.
Use your favorite search engine to research the devices you want to recommend. Create a list of the devices you think Dwayne should purchase for the photography studio, including the type of monitor, the type of large-format printer, and the type of flatbed scanner. Include information about manufacturers, models, and prices.
Use a word processing program to write a business letter Dwayne with your findings. Start the letter with an “executive summary” that explains how much he should expect to pay for the 3 products. Here is a sample of such a summary. For your project, don’t just copy this sample, but write your own words.