You may want to buy a new computer before the holidays. You're right if you think now is the time to buy.

The Best Time to Buy a Computer Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Presidents Day weekend, Amazon Prime Day, and back-to-school season are the best times to buy a computer.

The Best Times to Buy an Apple Computer When shopping for a new computer, prioritize what you're looking for: Do you want the best price or the newest product?

The Best Times to Buy a Microsoft Computer "For those with the patience, or who are planning ahead, Amazon Prime Day is also becoming a force in sales.

Factors to Consider When Buying a Computer While timing is important when it comes to scoring a good deal, you'll want to think beyond the date you make a purchase.

If you buy a cheap computer that doesn't work for you, you'll end up wasting a lot of money.

If you're a serious gamer or are running a business, you might want to opt for buying a computer from a company that builds computers on demand.

Tim Lynch, owner of Quincy, Massachusetts-based Psychsoftpc, says "many folks will be satisfied with a cheap machine," but you're taking a risk.