PCs come in a wide range of specs and sizes to suit different homes and uses. From media hubs to powerful workstations ideal for graphic design, media editing and more, there’s a desktop PC for everyone. Refurbished desktops come with the same features and spec of a brand new desktop along with a great saving on price.
All-in-one PCs are the combination of a base unit and monitor into one space-saving device. Look out for touchscreen all-in-ones, which offer a fun and intuitive way to navigate your PC.
Gaming PCs have the processing power and dedicated graphics you need to enjoy today’s games at their best. Whether you’re just starting out or have been gaming for years, there’s a gaming PC to suit your level and budget.
From compact monitors for occasional use to 4K screens for gaming and design, choosing the right monitor comes down to how you like to use your PC. Regardless of spec, all modern monitors deliver HD pictures, so you can expect great quality images whatever size you choose.
Macs differ from Windows PCs in that they run Apple’s own operating system, OS X. Designed to integrate completely with your iPhone and iPad, Macs offer great performance and design for both casual and professional use.
Barebones PCs give you the opportunity to create the computer you want from the start. They come without an operating system, making them the perfect starting point for businesses or if you already have your operating system of choice.
Which operating system is right for you?
The first thing to consider when looking for a computer is the operating system. Windows 8 and OS X each have distinct layouts and offer very different ways to work and play. A quick way to decide is to think about your smartphone or tablet - Android devices works great with Windows, while iPhones and iPads are made to work with other Apple products.
If you've used a PC before, chances are it ran on Windows. Familiar, easy to navigate and used everywhere from family homes to space stations, Windows is a trusted and well-supported way to get exactly what you want from your computer.
OS X is designed to tie all your Apple devices together. Bright, simple and well-regarded for its reliability, OS X is used by professionals and casual users alike, and is exclusive to Apple iMacs, Macbooks and Mac Minis.
Barebones (no OS)
Barebones PCs come without an operating system, which gives you the ability to add an older version on Windows if you have one, or install a free OS like Linux or Ubuntu. Barebones PCs are perfect for businesses or users with very specific requirements.
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Advice and inspiration
Looking for a home computer and not sure if a laptop or tablet are quite up to the job? We'll show you why a desktop PC could be right for you.
If you're serious about games, nothing beats the raw power of a gaming desktop. Take a look at our guide and start playing with the pros.
You've chosen your perfect PC - now choose a marvellous monitor! From glossy screens to fast refresh rates for gaming and movies, we'll take you through what to look for.
Things to consider when buying a PC
Some all-in-ones feature touchscreen control that’s perfect for making the most of the touch-optimised Windows 8 operating system.
Whether you’re browsing the web, working on an essay or playing games with the whole family, you can tap and swipe your way around your daily computing with ease.
The processor powers your PC, and is primarily responsible for its speed and performance.
Entry-level PCs feature processors optimised for energy efficiency and are perfect for everyday computing, while more specialised computers have high powered processors tuned for speed and performance. Our most powerful PCs are designed to run demanding software way out of reach of everyday computers including design, music creation and professional-level photo and video editing.
Random Access Memory (RAM) works with the processor and helps with multitasking and complex tasks. The more RAM your computer has, the more you can do at once.
Look for a PC with a high-spec processor and plenty of RAM if you plan on gaming or running demanding software.
Desktop PC storage typically comes courtesy of a hard disk drive (HDD). Desktops often feature huge amounts of storage, with anything from 500GB to 3TB, plenty for a whole family’s worth of files, photos and documents.
Some feature solid state drives (SSDs), which deliver far faster data transfer speeds than HDDs and are perfect for installing games, operating systems and software for improved load and save speeds.
If you’re looking for a PC to watch films, play games or create and edit visual media, a dedicated graphics card is a must.
Gaming graphics cards can easily be upgrade too, letting you enjoy games at their best regardless of future technological advances.
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