A selection of our favourite desktop PCs…
With all the latest laptops and devices designed to be as lightweight and compact as possible, why would you choose a desktop PC to work with at all? Well, the best desktop PCs have a lot going for them: They offer lightning speeds, have the power to handle any task with ease – including gaming – and are simple to update and expand.
The best desktop PCs may not have the portability factor, but they are perfect for the home or office. They are also user friendly, easy to operate and give you the freedom to buy your monitor and keyboard separately, which means you get exactly what models you want.
Let’s not forget that if you’re in the market for a new desktop computer, you should also include all-in-one desktop computers in your search. They look great, take up much less space, and are simple to set up and use.
We’ve handpicked a selection of our favourite desktop PCs around to suit different budgets.
Best desktops for the OFFICE
Apple iMac Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 1TB HDD macOS 10.14 Mojave Desktop PC
This is the stunning Apple iMac you know and love, only with upgraded specs. Packed with all-new processors, this is faster than Usain Bolt running down-hill in his favourite trainers with the wind behind him!
The text is razor sharp and the colours are stunning. Movies, graphics and games all dazzle thanks to the eye-popping 4K Retina display which boasts 500 nits of brightness.
The iMac comes with 8GB of RAM and with a superfast 8th generation Intel Core i5 6 core processor – whatever you want to do, you have the power, my friend!
Lenovo V530-15ICB 10TV Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Win 10 Pro Desktop PC
As one of the leading computer brands, Lenovo have scored a big hit with V530, it’s reliable, secure and very easy to use.
With cutting edge Intel processing, robust storage and memory configurations mean that you’ll be able to tackle those office chores with total confidence.
There’s no messing around – this desktop PC is fast, there are plenty of easy-access, high-speed USB Ports and room for expansion with free slots on the motherboard.
The Lenovo V530 Desktop Tower is perfect for the forward-thinking business, has extra security, and is ready for anything the future may throw at it!
HP 290 G1 Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Win 10 Pro Desktop PC
This is the powerful desktop PC to blow all those office tasks out of the water. Reliable and affordable, the HP 290 is simple to set up and use. Like most HP computers, they’ve been designed to make your working experience smooth and hassle-free.
With 8GB of installed memory and performance supported by an 8th Gen Intel Core processor, optional NVIDIA or AMD discrete graphics and slots for future growth – you know you’re going to be well looked-after with the HP 290 Desktop PC.
Best desktops for GAMING
Cyberpower A10 9700 8GB 1TB HDD Win10 Home Gaming PC
When you’re going in to battle with your gaming opponents, you’ll already look like the winner when you play on the Cyberpower A10 Gaming PC! This is great for entry-level gaming and plays most e-sports at Full HD (1080p) resolution on low setting.
Not only is this an excellent gaming PC, it’s also a great PC for work. It has 8GB RAM which provides plenty of memory for multitasking.
With enhanced HD streaming capabilities, Radeon R7 graphics a whole host of USB ports, a variety of expansion slots and a 3-year warranty thrown in, you’ll be in gaming heaven!
Punch Technology Gaming PC, Intel Core i7-9700F 3.0Ghz, 16GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, 480GB SSD, No-DVD, NVIDIA RTX 2070 8GB, WIFI, Windows 10 Home
Not just Liverpool’s, but one of the UK’s – and probably Europe’s finest PC manufacturers, Punch Technology certainly know their stuff – and here’s another five-star cracker from Merseyside!
This Punch Technology Gaming PCs industrial look is futuristic and is cooler than the coolest thing you can think of! It has 16 GB of RAM (and supports up to 32 GB) and boasts 480 GB SSD. This translates: Super-fast speeds and BIG capacity.
You’ll be able to game till you drop knowing that you have all the tools in your armoury for success! This is worth travelling at warp-speed to the checkout!
AlphaSync Gaming PC AMD Ryzen 5 2600 8GB DDR4 120GB SSD 1TB HDD GTX 1060 6GB Windows 10 home
AlphaSync are already making positive waves in the gaming world and this model will keep you out in front!
With the Ryzen 5 2600 Gen2 processor, you’ll get a fast and smooth gaming experience at a fabulous price. Stick this with the powerful NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB graphics card you’ll get superior performance and delivery. You also get lots of memory and storage. Enjoy all your favourite games 24/7 on this fantastic AlphaSync Gaming PC.
Best desktops for STUDENTS/SCHOOL
Acer Aspire TC-885 Intel Core i3 8GB RAM 1TB HDD Win 10 Home Desktop PC
This may be classed as ‘entry level’ technology, but it still has everything you need to get things done. For a start, there’s 8 GB RAM (Expandable to 32GB), enough power for gaming and tons of extra room for future expansion.
The Acer Aspire looks great, is sturdy, reliable and can handle all those projects with ease. Comes with Windows 10 Home. Excellent value.
Lenovo ThinkCentre M710e 10UR Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 1TB HDD Win 10 Pro Desktop PC
This super-compact PC is easy to set up and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by its speeds. Perfect for all those essays and projects and it doesn’t take up much space either. It’s high-spec, with no frills, but plenty of thrills! Easy to upgrade memory, excellent security at an excellent price.
Lenovo V330-20ICB 10UK Intel Core i3 4GB RAM 1TB HDD Win 10 Pro Desktop PC
The latest processors, robust memory and optional high-speed storage make this a great choice for the busy student. The V330 will get the job done fast and enables you to switch between apps and handle large files easily. Oh, and the anti-glare 19.5” panel ensures your eyes stay comfortable if working long hours.
Best desktop ALL-IN-ONES
HP ProOne 440 G4 24″ Core i3 4GB 1TB HDD Win10 Pro AIO Desktop PC
HP only produce top-quality PCs, and the HP ProOne is another outstanding example. It’s perfect for home or work use and is designed to the highest standards, with a micro-edge anti-glare display and a 23.8” Non-Touch Full HD screen. Text and visuals look amazing!
It’s easy to set up and use, has extra security and includes Windows 10 Pro to enable increased productivity with remote desktop and Cortana. A fanstastic all-in-one which doesn’t disappoint!
Medion Akoya E23401 Gaming Intel Core i5 8GB RAM Win 10 Home Desktop PC
The brand Medion Akoya may not be too familiar to you, but it is owned by Lenovo, one of the world’s leading PC manufacturers, so you can expect a high-quality product at a very competitive price.
This ultra-slim model is just 18mm thick, has Full HD and has plenty of memory to run the latest games and apps while the 128 GB SSD provides speedy boot-up times. The E23401 also comes with a 2 TB Hard Drive to store all your large files such as video and images. Great product at a great price.
Apple iMac with Retina 5K display Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 1TB Fusion macOS 10.14 Mojave Desktop PC
We all know how great Apple iMac’s are, but this model is out of this world! It’s packed with powerful processors and comes with the brightest and sharpest Retina display ever produced on an iMac. Its 5K display is truly outstanding.
It’s faster and more powerful than ever, looks gorgeous and reviews say it all. Virtually every review is FIVE STAR. What more can we say? Oh, we’re giving it 5 stars!!
Dell Vostro 3470 Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 1TB HDD Win 10 Pro Desktop PC
Dell produce some great stuff, and the Vostro doesn’t disappoint. It’s packed with power to handle all that multitasking with ease. It includes the latest processors and up to 32 GB of high-speed RAM options. Its compact size makes it a perfect fit the home or small business.
The 3470 comes with tons of room to store everything you need, and you can smoothly run multiple apps without affecting speeds. There’s so much more to this Dell Vostro 3470 All-in-One Desktop PC, which is one of the most popular on Ebuyer.
Lenovo 620S-03IKL 90HC Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 1TB HDD Win 10 Home Desktop PC
The Lenovo Ideacentre packs the power of a full desktop into a slimline shell. Inside, there are lots of big features which enable you to complete a host of chores with ease. You can also chat to Cortana from across a room.
With the power of a 7th Gen Intel Core processor and an adaptable system accelerator, you’ll find everything faster, smoother and easier. The 3470 is 83% smaller than a traditional PC tower and so it fits comfortably on your desk and saves you space.
You can also expect a longer life from your Lenovo Ideacentre as it has a special cooling system which reduces large amounts of dust from entering your desktop.
HP 260 G3 Intel Core i3 8GB RAM 1TB HDD Win 10 Pro Desktop PC
Perfect for the home or home office, the compact HP 260 has all the essential tools you need for maximum productivity at an affordable price. One of our most popular sellers at Ebuyer, it has a 7th gen Intel Core processor and lots of memory and storage.
The HP260 comes with Windows 10 Pro, has lots of interfaces and expansion slots and is stylishly designed. What’s not to like? We LOVE it!