The prices of trendy tablets are within the same range of Desktops; however, there’s no question that desktops are still very much needed to get substantial work done. Processing a word document, working on a spreadsheet, or other moderate computing duties are too unsuitable for tablets. If you want to get back to basics you can find a desktop for as low as $200 without a monitor. The affordability is due to the fact that these systems contain just the essential components to run. Although for a little more you can purchase a budget system or a compact mini PC for around $500, an option that would be good if you would just a like a PC that you can comfortably surf the web, connect to your TV, as well as get your work done. One of the drawbacks to cheaper desktop PC’s are bloatware, preinstalled applications that may clutter up your space.
For a mid-range desktop PC, you should be able to find a desktop with a multi-core CPU. You’ll be able to find an Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon processor at this price, but you’ll discover that the more powerful Intel Core i3/i5 or AMD A4/A6 processors have more capabilities. These come along with hard drives encompassing substantial capacity, 500 GB or more, and the SSD and SSD/HDD combos will accelerate your work.
For multimedia and gaming, consider a PC with a quad-core processor or a high speed dual-core processor and no less than 8GB of memory. The Intel Core i5/i7 and AMD’s A6/A8/A10 and the FX-series chips are the CPUs to look at when considering multimedia capabilities.
As for an all-in-one PC, the Apple iMac is a fashionable leader, but the Acer Aspire, the Dell Inspiron and XPS, the HP Envy and Pavilion PCs, the MSI AG and the Lenovo IdeaCentre series definitely merit some attention. Here is a list of the top ten desktops of 2015:
Acer Aspire ATC-605-UB11
Acer Chromebox CXI-i38GKM
Acer Revo One (RL85-UR45)
Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display
Dell Optiplex 9020 Micro
Dell Precision Tower 5810
Falcon Northwest Tiki (2015)
HP Z840 Workstation