What desktop PC should I buy?

Need a new computer? Desktop PCs deserve your attention. We’ve got the perfect match for every home…

19 Jul 2018

What desktop PC should I buy?

When it comes to home computers, desktops beat laptops hands down. You get more power for your money and they’re much easier to upgrade and repair.

Desktop PCs come loaded with Windows 10, which is packed with features to help you and your family get the most out of your computer:

  • The new Timeline feature allows you to sync apps and activity across multiple computers
  • Ask your PC questionsand stay organised with Cortana, your digital assistant
  • Built-in security protection with Windows Defender antivirus
  • Compatible with most software, accessories and components
  • Share photos, videos and documents with your other devices via Bluetooth

But which desktop PC is right for you? Here are our best buys for every home…


Fast and reliable with all the essentials

In a nutshell: You want a speedy and dependable PC that can handle all your essential tasks.

HP 24

With a stunning, minimalist design, the HP 24-r101na Pavilion 24 will keep you connected and make light work of your daily tasks. Whether you’re Skyping with the kids or editing your latest batch of holiday snaps, this PC has everything you need for everyday computing.

What you need to know:

  • Slim, all-in-one design saves space on your desk
  • Edge-to-edge Full-HD IPS display for vivid, crisp colours
  • Fabric-covered speakers tuned by B&O Play to deliver a rich, immersive sound experience
  • Latest processor for fast multi-tasking, and tons of storage to keep your holiday photos and family videos safe
  • Built-in webcam with a camera slide to safeguard your family’s privacy


For those with limited space

In a nutshell: You don’t have much space at home but you still want a PC that packs plenty of power.Lenovo desktop AIO

If you have limited desk space and no room for a bulky tower PC, the all-in-one Lenovo 520-22IKU is the desktop for you.

What you need to know:

  • All-in-one design means that all the PC components are inside the screen – there’s no separate tower
  • Borderless, Full-HD screen for editing photos, watching home movies or streaming your favourite shows on BBC iPlayer and Netflix
  • Powerful 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor for fast internet browsing
  • Pair with the Lenovo Zone2 headset to experience Windows Mixed Reality – a blend of the real and virtual worlds
  • Far-field microphones will pick up your voice from four metres away. Instruct Cortana, your voice-activated digital assistant, to carry out tasks on your behalf



For an all-round family PC

In a nutshell: Homework, gaming, family finances – you need a good all-rounder to suit your home.

When choosing a family PC, versatility is key. You want something that can be used for work, internet browsing and catching up with friends, gaming, plus video and photo editing. You also need storage space for everyone’s files.HP Pavilion Tower i3

Is there really a computer that can do it all? We think the HP Pavilion Tower i3 can.

What you need to know:

  • Get things done faster with the latest processor and advanced graphics
  • All the storage space you need to create, save and share photos, videos and documents
  • Hook up a 5.1 surround sound speaker setup to turn your computer into a home cinema
  • Slim design and sleek profile – with no compromise on performance


For serious PC gamers

In a nutshell: For serious gaming, you need power – and lots of it.

HP Envy Curved AIO PC

There’s no more powerful gaming platform than a desktop PC. The HP Envy 34-b000na Curved All-in-One PC is part of our Achieve range. With a speedy Intel® i7 processor, soundbar style audio and a huge, curved display, it has the tech and power to boost your gaming skills.

What you need to know:

  • Wide Quad HD display and powerful graphics card let you experience games in stunning detail
  • Beefy, loud sound with quad stereo speakers and Bang & Olufson audio technology
  • Built for complex computing, it will handle graphic design software, audio and visual production and the most demanding games
  • 256 GB solid-state drive (plus a 1TB HDD) for fast loading


Need more help? Find out everything you need to know about desktop PCs.

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