What desktop PC should I buy?

Windows 10 and innovative new PC designs have made desktops better than ever, but how do you know which is right for you?

Different desktops suit different people – from those craving masses of power for gaming, to people wanting an all-round family PC, we’ll help you find the right desktop PC for you.


So, what’s so special about Windows 10?

  • It’s designed for both touchscreens and keyboards
  • It’ll be the same whether you’re on your PC, laptop or phone
  • You can ask it questions, and stay organised with Cortana, your digital assistant
  • You can now make notes on webpages thanks to the stylus pen

10 things to know about Windows 10

So, now you’ve got the lowdown on Windows 10, find the right PC for you…


Fast and reliable with all the essentials

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

The Lenovo IdeaCentre 510S will keep you connected and make light work of your daily tasks. As part of the social range, this PC is ideal for keeping you connected to social media, making notes, emailing and online shopping.

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This PC is also part of our Our Experts Love collection. Hand picked for its super slim edge to edge display, elegant design and great processing power.

What you need to know:

  • Built in WiFi for speedy internet connection
  • 4GB of memory that can extend to 16GB – perfect for storing all your most valued photos, documents and videos.
  • Complete with AccuType keyboard that will keep typing comfortable no matter how long you work.
  • Equipped with a DVD R/W drive and surround sound so you can watch all your favourite movies in stunning quality.

Take a look at the Lenovo IdeaCentre 510S


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.

So, you live in a flat and your desk space is limited. There’s definitely not enough room for a bulky tower PC, but you don’t really want a laptop.

Why not check out the why not check out the HP 22-b060na all in one PC.

What you need to know:

  • An all-in-one design means that all the PC components are inside the screen – no separate tower
  • The LED Full HD screen can be used as a TV for streaming your favourite shows on BBC iPlayer and Netflix
  • The 1TB hard drive is perfect for storing a huge collection of movies and music, so you can save shelf space taken up by CDs and DVDs
  • Windows 10 pre-installed

Check out the HP 22-b060na 


For an all-round family PC

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

When choosing a family PC, versatility is key. It goes through a lot – kids doing homework, teenagers organising their social calendar on Facebook, mum and dad surfing the net and catching up on work at home.

We recommend the Asus ZEN Touchscreen. As part of the Achieve range, this computer is designed with the latest tech to help you develop ideas and work to your full potential. This Asus Zen model is perfect for business use, editing pictures and complex documents – perfect to support uni students living at home while still giving the rest of the family everything they need in a PC.

What you need to know:

  • The Intel Core processor is ideal for running editing software and multimedia speedily.
  • Effortlessly swipe, interact and get creative with the smooth and responsive touchscreen
  • The large 1TB hard drive is ideal storing all your files, programs, movies and music
  • Relax with all your favourite Netflix and BBC iPlayer shows on a Full HD screen
  • SonicMaster quality speakers give you music at its best while you work on projects.
  • Windows 10 pre-installed

Check out the Asus ZEN Touchscreen 

Asus Zen

For serious PC gamers

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

Serious gamers are PC gamers, and you know that to get the best from your games, you need lots of power. The Predator G3-710 packs a punchy i5-6400 processor and an advanced graphics card to give you immersive, powerful graphics.

What you need to know:

  • Advanced graphics capabilities let you immerse yourself in VR and experience games in stunning detail
  • Stop your PC from crashing and burning with a built-in cooling system
  • The large hard drive can store games, software and films
  • Excellent sound technology gives you the best from every beat

Check out the Acer Predator


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