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What makes a good desktop computer?

A good desktop computer is a computer that’s able to tackle any of your activities with ease and speed. Your computer needs may vary depending on what type of work you do on your computer. Gamers may need strong graphics cards. Business professionals might need lots of memory (RAM) or storage space. The casual PC user might need a computer that has a good webcam or video streaming capabilities. Here are some of the hardware components that influence a desktop computer’s performance. 

Processor

The central processing unit (CPU or “processor”) is the brain of your computer. The CPU runs all of your software programs and gives instructions to the other components in your computer. You may need a stronger processor if you’re a gamer or if you run programs that require large mathematical calculations or simulations. Intel’s Core i5 & i7 are popular choices.

Graphics card

A graphics card (or “GPU”) is tasked with processing all of your computer’s visual elements, anything that’s going to be displayed on your computer monitor. If you’re a gamer, video editor, or digital illustrator, you might prefer a PC with a high-performance GPU so you’re able to quickly render detail-rich images. Popular choices include the AMD Radeon RX, Nvidia Geforce RTX & Geforce GTX 1650, and more powerful options like the Geforce RTX 2060.

Memory

Random-access memory (also known as “RAM” or just “memory”) is a type of memory that your computer relies on to process data. Your computer is able to process more data at once if it’s equipped with a larger amount of RAM. Memory is important for running high-octane creative programs or for running multiple software programs at the same time.

Storage

Storage is where your computer saves all your files, software programs, photos, and videos; anything you’re keeping on your computer permanently. There are two types of storage types: HDD and SSD. A hard disk drive (HDD) is a storage type that utilizes a spinning disk on which your data is written. A solid-state drive (SSD) has no moving parts. HDD drives can typically store more data because the HDD is larger per dollar spent, as a general rule. But SSDs are generally faster.

You might prefer having HDD storage if you have lots of files that you don’t access frequently, like old photos and digital records. You might prefer SSD storage if you store files that you use more frequently.

Design

Style is important. Your home office is a part of your home and deserves to have an aesthetic that’s pleasing for you and your guests. At HP®, we keep style in mind when we’re designing your desktop computer. Our tower units and monitors are built to exude class, elegance, and power. Additionally, we make sure that our desktop PCs are as compact and lightweight as possible so you can easily fit them at your workstation or carry them to or from the office.

Expandability is also important. A desktop computer is comprised of more than just the tower unit. It also consists of the monitor, peripherals, and other types of external devices, like computer speakers and external hard drives. Your desktop computer needs to have all the ports necessary to plug in these computer essentials and accessories. HP desktop computers are built to be as expandable as you want them to be.

What are the advantages of a desktop computer over a laptop computer?

Buying a new computer? You’ve probably asked yourself whether it might be better for you to buy a desktop computer or a laptop. A laptop is optimal for PC users who are frequently on-the-go. What benefits does a desktop computer have? Here are a few reasons you might enjoy having a desktop PC over a laptop.

Power

Desktop PCs usually have more processing power than laptops. That’s because desktop PCs are larger. They can fit more (and bigger) hardware components and larger hardware components that have more processing strength. Hardcore gamers and creative professionals might enjoy the extra muscle that desktop computers offer.

Looking for the highest-powered desktop computers? See our HP Z workstation computers. These computers have state-of-the-art hardware components powerful enough to run professional-caliber creative programs and simulation software.

Storage capacity

Desktop computers can typically store more data than laptops can, also because they’re larger in size. You might prefer having a desktop PC if you have lots of data you need to store, like:

  • A large number of PC games
  • Years’ worth of photos and videos
  • Old business documents and records
  • Backups of other hard drives

You can find HP desktop computers with both HDD and SSD storage.

Display

When you buy a laptop, you’re will need to work with whatever display the laptop has. A tower unit enables you to choose your own computer display, and you’re able to upgrade your display as often as you like.

Desktop displays tend to be larger than laptop displays. You’re also able to equip your desktop computer with unique display types, like a curved display.

Upgrading

Technology advances quickly in the electronics world, and hardware that’s new and powerful today might become outdated in just a year or two. Laptops are difficult to upgrade with new hardware because they’re constructed very tightly with hardware configurations that are pre-planned and difficult to rearrange.

Desktop computers, on the other hand, are equipped with cases that are easier to open and typically have lots of space inside. It’s easier to swap out your old components with newer components. It does not take a computer expert to make these upgrades, either. You can buy new hardware for your desktop computer and install them yourself rather than buying a whole new computer.

What’s an All-in-One PC?

An All-in-One PC (AiO) is a desktop computer that combines the tower unit and display into a single, compact machine. Your standard All-in-One typically places the tower unit on the back of the display, or in the base of the display, offering a huge array of form factors.

All-in-One PC benefits

An All-in-One PC is a great space saver. Since you don’t have multiple different components like a tower and display, you’re able to conserve more space at your workstation and prevent your desktop from being cluttered by cables. They’re not quite a mini PC, but when paired with a wireless keyboard they can certainly simplify your desktop experience.

An All-in-One PC is a compact machine so it’s easier to carry around. You can take your computer to and from work or on vacation with you with far less effort than carrying a standard desktop computer with all its components.

What makes a good desktop PC for business?

Looking for a great business desktop for your workplace or home office? Here’s what you should look for in your desktop computer if you’re going to be using it for work.

Lots of memory

Your desktop PC should have lots of memory. Many business professionals use multiple software programs at once so they can multi-task. More memory will help you run simultaneous programs at faster speeds. Look for a desktop computer that has at least 8GB memory.

If you’re a creative professional and you run software that’s taxing on your processors, you might consider getting a desktop computer that has 16GB memory.

High storage capacity

Business professionals often have lots of data they need to store on their computers, from company data, to client-related data, to spreadsheets, to videos, to business records. Look for a desktop computer that has a large storage capacity. Many HP desktops have 256GB, 1TB, or even 2TB storage.

If most of the data you save is for archival purposes, you might prefer having a desktop computer with HDD storage. If you’re frequently using your saved data or working on very large files, you might prefer a desktop computer with SSD storage. You can read more about the differences between them here.

Advanced security features

A business desktop should have powerful security protocols so that you can protect all of the sensitive data that belongs to your company and your clients. HP desktop computers have strong encryption methods, firewalls, BIOS security, and password controls. Privacy and security are priorities at HP®.

What are good gaming desktops?

HP desktop computers have strong hardware components and many are well-suited for casual gaming. We also offer several kinds of desktop computers that are built specifically for gaming.

HP OMEN desktop computers

Looking for the ultimate gaming rig? Look no further than HP OMEN gaming desktops. These super-powered desktop PCs incorporate the most powerful processors and graphics cards so you can run your favorite PC games at high graphics settings and with eSports-caliber performance.

HP OMEN gaming desktops have glowing, futuristic shells that will impress and intimidate your competitors, not to mention light up your gaming den. They also come with HP OMEN Command Center, which enables you to set controls for overclocking, network boosting, keyboard configuration, and more.

How do I choose the right computer display?

No desktop computer is complete without a computer monitor. The HP Store offers a huge variety of compatible displays. How do you choose the right one? Here are a few aspects you should weigh.

Size

Size matters. Look for a computer monitor that has a larger display size if you’re going to be using your monitor for entertainment. Look for monitors with a medium display size if you’re going to have a dual-monitor setup. And look for a monitor with a smaller size if you have a very tight workspace.

Expandability

Business professionals might enjoy using more than one monitor. A multi-monitor setup gives you more screen real estate on which to multi-task and cross-reference across different windows. For a multi-monitor setup, look for monitors that have micro edges; displays in which the screen stretches nearly all the way from one side of the monitor to the other. These make for the best business displays because they make for a seamless display transition when placed side by side.

Adjustability

Do you have a wide workstation, or do you need to fit multiple monitors on your desk? Look for monitors that you’re able to tilt, swivel, or pivot. We also offer several monitors that are able to switch from landscape to portrait orientations.

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Hard Drive: Actual formatted capacity is less. A portion of the hard drive is reserved for system recovery software — for notebooks up to: 30GB (Windows 8.1 & Windows 7), 12GB (MCE); for desktops up to: 30GB (Windows 8.1), 14GB (Windows 7), 12GB (MCE). For hard drives and storage drives 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes.
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Blu-ray Drive requires the following disclaimer: As Blu-ray is a new format containing new technologies, certain disc, digital connection, compatibility and/or performance issues may arise, and do not constitute defects in the product. Flawless playback on all systems is not guaranteed. In order for some Blu-ray titles to play, they may require a DVI or HDMI digital connection and your display may require HDCP support. This Blu-ray drive does not support writing to ultra-high speed CDRW media (16X to 32X advertised performance). HD-DVD movies cannot be played on this PC
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