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Desktop PCs

Desktop PCs are capable of everything from college work and social networking to professional graphic design and more.

Whether you want a specialist PC for design and gaming or an all-rounder for your family, explore our range to find a PC with the perfect mixture of performance and price to suit you, your household and your budget.

If you aren’t sure where to start, we have some handy tips on what to look out for when buying a new PC.

Also, look out for ‘Our Experts Love’. These desktops have been chosen by our experts because they come with the most exciting new features, the latest technology and represent great value.

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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.

Find out more about Windows 10


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.

Need for information?

Call into one of our stores to try each operating system out and get a feel for which one you prefer.

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Things to consider when buying a PC

  • Touchscreenn


    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.

  • Processor


    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.

  • Ram


    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.

  • Storage


    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.

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    Dedicated graphics

    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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    PC accessories

    Whether you use your PC for business, staying in touch with friends or something more in-depth, there are plenty of ways to enhance the way you work and play.

    From software and speakers to webcams , keyboards and mice , we have something to help you get the best from your PC.

Shopping with PC World

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    Price Promise and price comparison app

    Our price promise means we won't be beaten on price, If you find Argos, Asda, John Lewis, Tesco or has the same product at a cheaper price,we'll match it - even up to 7 days after purchase. Plus, with our new price app you can compare the prices of thousands of products.

  • Discover the latest technology in store

    Discover the latest technology in store

    Over 450 Currys PC World stores nationwide with expert advice and demonstrations available, plus extended opening hours making shopping even easier. Look out for a range of products available for 'take home today' in the stores.

  • Shop your way

    Shop your way

    Its easy to shop online, with our largest range of products available to order for delivery to your home or local store, plus Reserve and Collect from your nearest store within an hour.

  • Credit options

    Credit options

    Spread the cost of major purchases. A range of flexible credit options is available.

  • Returns policy

    Returns policy

    Peace of mind with our 21 day returns policy. Just return your product unopened, with your receipt and we'll exchange it for something more suitable or refund in full.

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  • Free delivery

    Free delivery

    Delivery starts from free. You can also choose next day delivery or a day and time to suit you.

  • Setup and show how

    Set up & showhow

    We can set up and personalise your desktop PC, and give you a 30 minute one-to-one tutorial on everything it has to offer.

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    Help & advice 24/7

    From wireless woes to Windows worries, our team of experts at our UK based Contact Centre are on hand to take your calls, all day, every day.

  • Protect your data & identity

    Protect your data & identity

    Automatically back up files, photos, music and videos securely online with Knowhow Cloud. Protect your PC from viruses with our range of anti-virus solutions.

  • Product protection

    Desktop support & protection

    With a Care Plan, we'll fix or replace your desktop PC if anything goes wrong. You’ll also benefit from a computer healthcheck every year.

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