Computers on community lots can be used for more than just gaming, though some features are not available, and Sims are no longer charged for using them.
In The Sims, computers are primarily Fun objects, with a couple of added bonuses to make up for the cost.
On September 13, 2004, EA made an Alienware computer available for download from the Exchange for The Sims 2.
This computer costs §3100, and has a slightly higher Fun and Environment rating than other computers.
A player who wants a Sim to have particular job may find it wise to have them invest in a cheap computer, as it will speed up their search fourfold as well as providing a good way for any children to study.
Computers vary drastically in price, as shown below.