Why small form factor PCs are perfect for students

An introduction to the world of small form-factor PCs and what makes them great for life on campus.

22 Jun 2015

Space is at a premium when you head to university. If you are moving into halls, all of your stuff, including your work space, will need to be in one room. A small form factor desktop PC will allow you to have all the power of a tower desktop whilst saving precious space on your desk.

We have chosen the 5 following desktops because of their power and size, and think they make ideal computers for students:

 LENOVO IdeaCentre Q190 Desktop PC


At only 22cm wide, this Lenovo PC is small, and has capability of doubling as an entertainment hub for your TV, saving valuable space.  The Full HD graphics and up to 7.1 channel surround sound via HDMI means this PC can turn your room into an entertainment centre.


ACER Revo ONE RL85 Mini Desktop PC


With a large 1TB hard drive and all of the regular ports you’d expect on a desktop PC, you are not compromising on any features with this Acer. You can also download a free app to your Smartphone that allows you to control the PC using your phone as a remote. Great for watching films and TV. As well as loads of space for all your essays, memories and more.


ASUS UN42-M054Y Desktop PC


Coming in at only 0.6kg, this desktop is ideal for students. Not only does it take up barely any space on your desk, its lightweight design means you can take it with you to the library and work on your own computer from there.



PACKARD BELL iMedia S2885 Desktop PC


Although this looks like a regular desktop PC, it actually comes in at half the size, but doesn’t compromise on power. With an Intel Core i3 processor and 8GB of RAM this PC will be fast and reliable, making essay writing a breeze.


HP Pavilion Mini 300-030na Desktop PC


Another powerful PC, this mini HP will look great on your desk thanks to its compact and stylish design. With HDMI and DisplayPort connections, expect Full HD quality on your monitor or TV screen. There are also 4 USB 3.0 ports, allowing you to connect multiple devices to the PC.


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