Best Desktop Computer

  • Dell 7010 Intel I5 Quad-Core 3. 2 GHz Processor
  • What's Inside: 16GB RAM, 2TB Hard Drive, DVW Optical Drive,
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Professional
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  • Lightning Fast: Powered by Intel's top of the line Core 2...
  • Massive Storage: Packed with 500 GB of hard drive space, you...
  • 9th Generation Intel Core i5-9400 Processor (Up to 4. 1GHz)
  • 12GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB SSD & 8x DVD-Writer Double-Layer...
  • 802. 11AC Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet LAN & Bluetooth 5. 0
  • 9th Generation Intel Core i3 9100 Processor (Up to 4. 2GHz)
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB SSD & 8x DVD Writer Double Layer...
  • 802. 11AC Wi Fi, Gigabit Ethernet LAN & Bluetooth 5. 0
  • The essential home computer: With an AMD processor and 4 GB...
  • A centerpiece for the home: This All-in-One PC displays more...
  • Integrated FHD monitor and audio: 21.5 Inches diagonal...

The performance differences between desktop PCs are enormous, making it all the more difficult for a layman to find the right model for himself. The own user behaviour plays a not insignificant role. Anyone who is aware of this can limit the selection enormously. But what else should I pay attention to when buying a desktop PC? And what is at least part of the basic equipment? How do I find the right desktop computer? Basically, desktop computers can be divided into two groups in terms of equipment and performance: In office/multimedia PCs and gaming PCs. So before you buy, you should think about which user group you belong to. Office-/Multimedia Desktop PCThese models score with their low purchase price. They are suitable for simple office applications and have the classic features. Due to their performance characteristics, they are suitable for Excel and Word applications as well as for chatting and surfing the Internet. Sets consisting of a monitor, printer and desktop PC are also popular in this segment. However, these models are not suitable for demanding applications such as gaming. Gaming Desktop PCEin Gaming PC must be especially powerful so that games with sophisticated graphics can run without jolts or delays. The focus here is therefore on high graphics performance. These models often lack a WLAN module for this, but there are also reasons for this. Gamers prefer the classic LAN cable as this ensures a reliable Internet connection. Due to their high performance, these PCs are also suitable for simple Office and Photoshop applications. Based on the technical specifications, these models are in the higher-priced segment. What to look out for when buying a desktop computer – ProcessorThe heart of a PC is the processor. Usually processors from AMD or Intel are used for common desktop PCs. There are processors with a different number of cores to choose from. Dual-Core stands for 2 cores and Quad-Core for 4 cores. More cores also means more power. A dual-core processor is sufficient for standard office desktop PCs. Gaming PCs already require significantly more power and are predominantly equipped with an Octa Core processor. – Hard disk and RAMThe hard disk stores all data from photos, videos, programs to games. Depending on the type of user, the hard disk space may have to be smaller or larger. A distinction is also made here between HDD and SSD hard disks. The HDD variant is more common and offers more memory than SSD disks, whereas the SSD variant has a better access time. For normal users, a hard disk capacity of 320 to 500 gigabytes is perfectly sufficient. For gaming PCs, the hard disk should already have 1,000 gigabytes and more. The RAM in a gaming desktop PC should be at least 6 to 8 gigabytes and ideally 16 to 32 GB DDR3 RAM. An office PC needs considerably less. Here 6 gigabytes are perfectly sufficient. – ConnectionsThe basic configuration of a desktop computer should include connections in the form of HDMI and VGA ports. With an HDMI connection, the PC can be connected to a TV, for example. Important ports also include multiple USB 3.0 ports so external devices such as mice, keyboards, scanners and printers can be easily connected. The more USB ports, the better. – Graphics cardSpecial attention should always be paid to the graphics card. Here you can choose between soldered graphics chips or graphics units that are integrated into the processor. You shouldn’t expect too much from these variants. Desktop PCs with this type of graphics card are suitable only for simple office applications and by no means for demanding multimedia applications such as online games. They are also referred to as onboard graphics cards. The low performance is due to the fact that the onboard graphics card has to share the RAM with the operating system. This quickly leads to a loss of speed. Those who nevertheless choose this variant should make sure that the selected model accesses its own memory of at least 256 megabytes. For gamers, it should always be a separate graphics card, preferably models from well-known manufacturers such as the Nvidia GeForce GTX or an AMD Radeon HD. These cards guarantee the playback of games and video sequences at the highest graphic level.

Our Top Desktop Computer Pick

(Renewed) Dell Optiplex 7010 Business Desktop Computer (Intel Quad Core i5-3470 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, USB 3.0, DVDRW, Windows 10 Professional)
  • Dell 7010 Intel I5 Quad-Core 3. 2 GHz Processor
  • What's Inside: 16GB RAM, 2TB Hard Drive, DVW Optical Drive,
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Professional
  • Includes: USB Keyboard and Mouse

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TOP 5 Desktop Computer Bestseller

(Renewed) Dell Optiplex 7010 Business Desktop Computer (Intel Quad Core i5-3470 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, USB 3.0, DVDRW, Windows 10 Professional)
  • Dell 7010 Intel I5 Quad-Core 3. 2 GHz Processor
  • What's Inside: 16GB RAM, 2TB Hard Drive, DVW Optical Drive,
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Professional
  • Includes: USB Keyboard and Mouse
(Renewed) HP 8300 Elite Small Form Factor Desktop Computer, Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core, 8GB RAM, 500GB SATA, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit, USB 3.0, Display Port
  • This refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, and may arrive in a generic box
Acer Aspire Z24-890-UA91 AIO Desktop, 23.8 inches Full HD, 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9400T, 12GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, 802.11ac Wifi, USB 3.1 Type C, Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, Windows 10 Home, Silver
  • 9th Generation Intel Core i5 9400T Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
  • 23.8 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen Edge to Edge LED Back lit Display
  • 12GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB SSD & 8x DVD Writer Double Layer Drive (DVD RW)
  • 802.11ac Wi Fi, Gigabit Ethernet LAN & Bluetooth 4.2LE
  • 2 Built in 2W Stereo Speakers| Built in 2.0MP Full HD (1080P) Webcam, Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, Windows 10 Home
Acer Aspire TC-885-UA92 Desktop, 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9400, 12GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, 8X DVD, 802.11AC Wifi, USB 3.1 Type C, Windows 10 Home,Black
  • 9th Generation Intel Core i5-9400 Processor (Up to 4. 1GHz)
  • 12GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB SSD & 8x DVD-Writer Double-Layer Drive (DVD-RW)
  • 802. 11AC Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet LAN & Bluetooth 5. 0
  • 1 - USB 3. 1 Type C Gen 2 port (up to 10 Gaps), 1 - USB 3. 1 Gen 2 port, 1 - USB 3. 1 Gen 1 port, 4 - USB 2. 0 Ports & 2 - HDMI ports & 1 - VGA Port
  • Windows 10 Home, USB keyboard & USB mouse
Acer Aspire TC-885-UA91 Desktop, 9th Gen Intel Core i3-9100, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, 8X DVD, 802.11AC Wifi, USB 3.1 Type C, Windows 10 Home,Black
  • 9th Generation Intel Core i3 9100 Processor (Up to 4. 2GHz)
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB SSD & 8x DVD Writer Double Layer Drive (DVD RW)
  • 802. 11AC Wi Fi, Gigabit Ethernet LAN & Bluetooth 5. 0
  • 1 USB 3. 1 Type C Gen 2 port (up to 10 Gaps), 1 USB 3. 1 Gen 2 port, 1 USB 3. 1 Gen 1 port, 4 USB 2. 0 Ports & 2 HDMI ports & 1 VGA Port
  • Windows 10 Home, USB keyboard & USB mouse