A simple guide to computing devices

If you’re starting school, college or moving to university, having a device that keeps up with you is the first step to future success. We understand technology and our exciting computing range has something for students of every level. With this simple guide you can make an informed choice and achieve great results in this year.

Desktop computers view all

The latest desktop PCs are sleek and dynamic. They’re great for design, video editing and 3D gaming with powerful processors, high-end graphics and enhanced connectivity options.
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All-in-one PCs view all

Combining the advantages of a desktop PC and a laptop, all-in-ones are easy to transport and take up less space than a desktop computer. Newer models boast high-end components, multitouch screens and wireless accessories, making them extremely powerful and versatile.
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Laptops view all

A laptop strikes the perfect balance between portability and performance. High performance laptops are best suited for data-heavy tasks such as photo editing, while lower spec models are ideal for speedy web browsing and coursework.
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Ultrabooks™ view all

Ultrabooks™ are perfectly portable, combining all-round style and high performance. These amazingly slim laptops weigh around 1.5 kg, and they have a battery life of up to 12 hours, ideal for lectures and daytrips.
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Convertible laptops view all

Convertibles are a new type of touchscreen computer that converts from a laptop to a tablet and back again, combining laptop functionality with tablet portability. They’re lightweight, making essay and project writing more comfortable and convenient.
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Chromebooks view all

Built for everyday use, Chromebooks are optimised for the web’s vast educational resources, such as interactive revision websites and online libraries. Although they don’t support Office software, they have built-in antivirus protection and start up in seconds, making them perfect for creating and sharing content.
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Tablets view all

Tablets are built for portability, with an incredibly slim profile, smaller dimensions and extended battery life. They can start in seconds and are ideal for flicking through notes and presentations, checking facts and catching up with friends online.
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Apple MacBook view all

A MacBook makes everyday computing tasks, like researching and typing assignments, spectacular. A Mac will serve you for years to come with its built-in virus defences and high-end components. For all-day performance in an incredibly slim package choose a MacBook Air, or if you require advanced processing and crystal clear graphics consider a MacBook Pro with its retina display.
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Apple MacBook

Why shop with us?

Computing has become more complex than ever before with an assortment of different devices and technologies. At PC World we’re here to help you navigate the world of computing, so you can choose a product that’s right for you. We’ll be there every step of the way, with personalised advice to suit your budget, helping you achieve a complete computing solution that’s perfectly tailored to your needs.

An extensive range

With the UK’s most extensive range of computing technology you’ll find hardware, software and accessories to meet your requirements all under one roof at PC World.
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Computing specialists

With over one thousand qualified computing specialists on hand, you’ll receive the most accurate help and advice for your needs, no matter what level of education you’re at. Visit them in store.
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Knowhow support

Our Knowhow experts offer complete reassurance. Whether you want help setting up your new laptop or need a repair, they’re on hand to help every step of the way.
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Shop your way

Shop in store, online or on your smartphone – the choice is yours. You can reserve a product online and it will be in store for collection an hour later. If what you want isn’t available in store, you can buy online and have it delivered to store for collection.
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Storage solutions

Back up and store your work

Don’t wait until it’s too late to back up your work. A hard drive offers a secure way to store precious files, making them readily available whenever you need them. Choose a portable hard drive for plenty of storage space that you can carry with you at all times, or consider a network hard drive for wireless access to your data anywhere, via the internet.

Always connected

Students rely on the internet, so consider a high-performance router to maximise the potential of your wireless devices. With a strong wireless network you’ll increase coverage around the home and will be able to connect multiple WiFi enabled devices without the router crashing.

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Portable hard drive