Windows 10: Best Desktops ?

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  1.    23 Dec 2017 #1

    Best Desktops ?


    Hello

    Who has the best reputation these days for desktops:

    Dell
    Asus
    Or... ?

    Best to stay away from HP ?

    $ 600 range.
    No gaming.
    Just basic word processing, some light spreadsheets, and internet.

    Thanks,
    R.
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  2. Posts : 207
    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       23 Dec 2017 #2

    All of them will do if you are buying a desktop. They all make a pretty good home unit.

    Do know that you could also build your own computer. It's not that difficult and you get better bang for your buck. I outlined most of the process here: QWERTY Articles Recommended Building Guide – 2018 - Qwerty Articles
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  3.    23 Dec 2017 #3

    Masterchiefxx17 said: View Post
    All of them will do if you are buying a desktop. They all make a pretty good home unit.

    Do know that you could also build your own computer. It's not that difficult and you get better bang for your buck. I outlined most of the process here: QWERTY Articles Recommended Building Guide €“ 2018 - Qwerty Articles
    Great Article Justin

    I would also recommend building........upgrading in the future will be a much easier task and the knowledge gained along with the self-confidence is a wonderful thing.....
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  4. Posts : 18,863
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       23 Dec 2017 #4

    But whether you buy or build, the one question is: What exactly do you want it mainly for?
    I mean Gaming? Browsing? Facebook machine? Music and/or video production? Using Office or like suites? Business? Overclocking and benchmarking

    No gaming.
    Just basic word processing, some light spreadsheets, and internet.
    An off the shelf would be ok or even a laptop actually.
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  5. Posts : 313
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       23 Dec 2017 #5

    Seems a lot are complaining about HP's desktops and laptops on HP facebook page.
    Probably the best one is will be the one you build yourself.
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  6.    23 Dec 2017 #6

    If the specs are identical both are good
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  7. Posts : 10,271
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       23 Dec 2017 #7

    Masterchiefxx17 said: View Post
    All of them will do if you are buying a desktop. They all make a pretty good home unit.

    Do know that you could also build your own computer. It's not that difficult and you get better bang for your buck. I outlined most of the process here: QWERTY Articles Recommended Building Guide €“ 2018 - Qwerty Articles
    Great article Justin. I always recommend building. You get the components you want and the quality you want instead of what someone else thinks you may want. Very well written and explained.
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  8. Posts : 18,863
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       23 Dec 2017 #8

    A little more about the above as an example:

    A few years ago I bought a Lenovo H530 and was able to run two virtual machines simultaneously with it, and it cost me 499 Euros over here in Germany, and our prices here are high than stateside. For the specs(originally it came with 8GB RAM, but I upgraded it to 16GB, and added an SSD as system drive and used the 1TB HDD it cam with for data and system images. And it came with Windows 8.1, but I later upgraded to 10 on it)
    System Spec

    System Manufacturer/Model NumberLenovo H530/10130OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    CPUIntel Pentium G3220 @ 3.00GHz
    MotherboardLENOVO SHARKBAY (SOCKET 0) (BIOS Version IEKT31AUS)
    Memory16GB (2x 8GB Kingston)
    Graphics Card(s)1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7000 series (MSI
    )Sound CardRealtek High Definition Audio & AMD High Definition Audio Device
    I still keep it as an emergency backup pc if my main system dies on me.

    What I will recommend though is, if you get an off the shelf one, let Windows 10 install, then get all your drivers(ONLY the drivers from the manufacturer's site, then do a clean install with Windows 10 install media, so you won't have any of the crap ware that gets included.
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  9.    23 Dec 2017 #9

    build your own with some TLC


    I built my own rig after researching and buying all the parts. [see specs] The feeling of satisfaction when I pressed that "ON" button and it booted for the first time was immense There's really no comparison in just buying pre built unit.
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  10.    23 Dec 2017 #10

    I haven't researched it lately, but I believe that building a system yourself does not necessarily save money. The PC business runs on low margins, and large manufacturers get component discounts that may not be readily available to retail parts buyers.

    That said, all of my desktop systems since 1997 (Pentium II) have been home built. It's more work than checking a few boxes on a large PC maker's configuration list, but the actual assembly can be done in a few hours or less.
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