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Despite the popularity of laptops and tablets, a desktop may be the right solution for you:

Superior computing power: In laptops, concessions in computing power need to be made to minimize size and weight and extend battery life. Desktops commonly sport more robust processing chips, more memory (with more room for further expansion) and larger hard drives than laptops.

Greater flexibility: Traditional tower-and-monitor desktops can be configured and upgraded in a vast number of ways. You can add more memory or swap out your hard drive for greater capacity if your needs change. Since there’s more room to work with, a desktop lets you add specialized components, such as an advanced 3D video card for gaming. You can customize a traditional desktop computer to be what you want it to be.

More bang for your buck: Generally speaking, when you buy a desktop, you’ll get more computing power for every dollar you spend.

Best Selling Desktop Computers 2016

 

 

Acer Aspire Desktop, 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7400, 12GB DDR4, 2TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, TC-780-ACKI5

$479.99
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Features

  • 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7400 Processor (Up to 3.5GHz)
  • 12GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory
  • 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 Hard Drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 630
  • Windows 10 Home

Product Description

Acer Aspire TC-780-ACKI5 Desktop PC comes with these specs: 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7400 processor (Up to 3.5GHz), Windows 10 Home, 12GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory, Intel HD Graphics 630, 8X DVD-Writer Double-Layer Drive (DVD-RW), 2TB 7200RPM SATA3...

HP Pavilion High Performance Flagship Premium Desktop Computer with 21.5 Inch 1080P Monitor Intel Quad-Core Pentium J2900 up to 2.67GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 (Certified Refurbished)

$349.00
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  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • Intel Quad-Core Pentium J2900 2.41GHz (Turbo up to 2.67GHz, 2MB Cache), 4GB DDR3 RAM (2 slots, expandable to 8GB), 1TB SATA Hard Drive (7200rpm), Intel HD Graphics
  • Integrated Realtek ALC662, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n wireless, SuperMulti DVD¡ÀRW
  • Front Panel: 7-in-1 Card Reader, (2) USB 2.0, (1) Headphone; Rear Panel: (1) DVI-D, (1) VGA, (4) USB 2.0, (1) RJ-45 LAN, (1) Audio: Line-in, (1) Audio: Line-out, (1) Microphone
  • Genuine Windows 10 (64-bit); External 65W Max; 21.5 Inch FHD 1920x1080 LED-backlit monitor, USB keyboard and Mouse

Product Description

Key Features and Benefits: Intel Pentium J2900 quad-core processor2.41GHz, 2MB L2 Cache 4GB DDR3L SDRAM system memory (expandable to 8GB)Gives you the power to handle most power-hungry applications and tons of multimedia work 1TB SATA hard drive...

Acer Aspire Desktop, 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, TC-780-ACKi3

$349.99
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Features

  • 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100 Processor (3.9GHz)
  • 8GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory
  • 1TB 7200RPM SATA3 Hard Drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 630
  • Windows 10 Home

Product Description

Acer Aspire TC-780-ACKi3 Desktop PC comes with these specs: 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100 processor (3.9GHz), Windows 10 Home, 8GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory, Intel HD Graphics 630, 8X DVD-Writer Double-Layer Drive (DVD-RW), 1TB 7200RPM SATA3 Hard...

Dell Desktop Computer Package with WiFi, Dual Core 2.0GHz, 80GB, 2GB, Windows 10 Professional, 17" Monitor Brands may vary (Certified Refurbished)

$142.44
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Features

  • Microsoft is discontinuing support for Windows 7. This product comes with Windows 10
  • 2GB of DDR2 Ram- Expandable to 8GB of Memory; 80GB SATA Hard Drive; DVD-ROM Optical Drive
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz Processor
  • Includes: Desktop, 17" LCD Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse and All Necessary Power Cords
  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified by the manufacturer or by a third-party refurbisher to look and work like new, with limited to no signs of wear. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, inspection, reconditioning and repackaging. The product ships with relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic white or brown box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon

Product Description

The Optiplex has always been Dell's flagship model. They were originally designed for heavy use in the corporate environment. They're built with higher quality components than you'll find in the typical off the shelf retail model. These are...

HP 8300 Elite Small Form Factor Desktop Computer, Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core, 8GB RAM, 500GB SATA, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit, USB 3.0, Display Port (Certified Refurbished)

$200.00
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  • This Certified Refurbish product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging.
  • The product ships with all relevant accessories, and may arrive in a generic box.
  • Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbish products on Amazon.com Intel Core i5-3470 Processor 3.2 GHz, 6M cache, up to 3.6GHz, Integrated Intel HD Graphics, 8GB DDR3 SDRAM PC3-10600, 500GB Hard Drive
  • Slim/Small form factor Business Desktops & Workstations DVD ROM, Comes with mouse and keyboard;
  • This product will arrive upgraded to Windows 10 pro, as Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows 7

Product Description

Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz (Turbo up to 3.6GHz) 6MB Cache Processor Core: Quad-Core Memory: 8GB DDR3; supports up to 16GB Memory Slots: 4 Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 2500 Graphics Video Ports: VGA, DisplayPort Hard Drive: 500GB SATA...

Dell Optiplex 990 SFF Flagship Premium Business Desktop Computer (Intel Quad-Core i5-2400 up to 3.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 2TB HDD, DVD, WiFi, VGA, DisplayPort, Windows 10 Professional) (Certified Refurbished)

$269.76
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Features

  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • Processor: Intel Core Quad-Core i5-2400 3.1GHz (Turbo up to 3.4GHz) 6MB Cache; USB Wireless Adapter to connect Internet
  • 16GB DDR3 (PC3-12800) Memory (4 slots, supports up to 16GB), 2TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics;
  • DVD ROM, USB Keyboard, Mouse, Integrated Audio, 10/100/1000Mbps LAN; Slots: 10 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x audio-out jacks, 1 x microphone jack, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port, 1 x VGA port, 1 x line-in jack, 1 x parallel port, 1 x serial communication port;
  • Windows 10 Professional 64 bit, Activation code is on the tower; the best operating system for business

Product Description

Key Features: Get reliable performance from the Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz quad-core processor 16GB memory – For multitasking power, supports up to 16GB 2TB SATA hard drive has plenty of space to store your digital albums, music library and rich...

Dell OptiPlex Desktop Intel Core 2 Duo 2.9GHz E7500 Processor 4GB Ram 160GB Hard Drive DVD Windows 10 WiFi (Certified Refurbished)

$107.62
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Features

  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • What is Included: Unbeatable One-Year Warranty with Free Tech Support. When Purchasing from a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher, You Will Receive Top-Notch Quality.
  • What is included: As Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows 7, this product comes upgraded to Windows 10 Professional.
  • What is Inside: 4GB DDR2 Memory. Supports up to 16GB of DDR3 SDRAM. Intel Q45 Express Chipset
  • What is Inside: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 Processor. Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 - 160GB SATA 7200RPM Hard Drive. Integrated High Definition Stereo

Product Description

The Dell OptiPlex was built with the user in mind. These desktops were originally designed for the tough corporate environment. That means these machines will be able to tackle any challenge. The OptiPlex line was built with much higher quality...

HP Pavilion 23" Full HD Desktop PC Bundle, Intel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD, WIFI, HDMI, Keyboard, Mouse, Windows 10

$478.99
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Features

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core Processor 3.7 GHz 3MB Cache, 6GB DDR3 RAM (2 slots, expandable to 16GB), 1TB SATA Hard Drive (7200rpm)
  • HP 23-Inch Full HD IPS LED Backlit Monitor with 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz, Non-Touch screen. No webcam built in. Aspect ratio: 16:9; Brightness: 250 cd/m²; Inputs: 1x VGA, 1x HDMI , 1x DVI-D; Viewing angle: 178/178 178 degrees; Static contrast ratio 1000:1; Dynamic contrast ratio: 8000000:1; Response time: 7 ms gray to gray (with overdrive); Tilt: -2 to +25 degrees; W x D x H (unpacked): 53.2 x 17.1 x 40.4 cm (20.9 x 6.7 x 15.9 in.
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 530 with up to 6226MB Total Available Graphics Memory; Optical Drive: Ultra Slim Tray SuperMulti DVD?àRW; Network: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet; Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth: Yes, 4.0
  • Front Panel: Multimedia Card Reader: (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS, MS Pro), 2x USB 3.0, 1x Headphone Jack, 1x Microphone Jack; Rear Panel: 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 2x HDMI, 1x RJ-45 LAN, 3x Audio; Expansion Slots & Bays: 1x PCI Express x1 slot, 1x PCI Express x16 slot; 1x M.2 slot, 2x 3.5" Drive Bays
  • Windows 10 Home 64 bit, HP usb keyboard and mouse included

Product Description

Features of the Tower Genuine Windows 10 Home (64-bit) Intel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core Processor 3.7 GHz Quad-Core processor 6GB DDR3 memory, supports up to 16GB 1TB SATA hard drive has plenty of space to store your digital albums, music...

HP 260-A010 Premium Slimline Desktop - Intel Quad-Core Pentium J3710 up to 2.64GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD, 802.11bgn, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, USB 3.0, Windows 10 Home (Certified Refurbished)

$194.95
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  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • Processor: Intel Quad-Core Pentium J3710 1.60GHz 2MB L2 Cache up to 2.64GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM (2 slots, expandable to 16GB), 1TB SATA Hard Drive (7200rpm), Intel HD Graphics
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n wireless, SuperMulti DVD¡ÀRW
  • Front Panel: 7-in-1 Card Reader, (2) USB 2.0, (1) Headphone; Rear Panel: (1) DVI-D, (1) VGA, (4) USB 2.0, (1) RJ-45 LAN, (1) Audio: Line-in, (1) Audio: Line-out, (1) Microphone
  • Windows 10; Power supply: External 65W Max; Expansion Slots & Bays: (1) Half-Length Minicard (occupied), (1) 5.25 inch Drive Bay (occupied), (1) 3.5 inch Drive Bay (occupied)

Product Description

Get reliable performance from the Intel J3710 1.6GHz Quad-Core processor 4GB DDR3 memory – For multitasking power; supports up to 16GB 1TB SATA hard drive has plenty of space to store your digital albums, music library and rich media files USB...

Top Performance Dell XPS 8920 Premium Desktop (Quad Core Intel i7-7700 3.60 GHz, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, AMD Radeon RX 560 2GB Dedicated Graphics, BT, 802.11ac, DVD, HDMI, Windows10) - Silver

$779.99
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Features

  • 7th Generation Quad Core Intel i7-7700 Processor (8M Cache, 3.60 GHz) turbo boost to 4.2GHz, AMD Radeon RX 560 graphics Driven by 2GB GDDR5 dedicated video memory
  • 16GB DDR4 memory 2400megahertz, Maximum 64GB; 1TB 7200 rpm SATA Hard Drive, Monitor is not included. no speaker
  • 802.11ac Wifi & Bluetooth 4.0; Multi-Card Reader, HDMI output, 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN, 1 1 SuperSpeed 10Gbs USB 3.1 port, 7 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner(An optical disk drive (ODD) uses a laser light to read data from or write data to an optical disc. These discs include CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs. This allows you to play music or watch movies using prerecorded discs. DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW), Multidisplay support with HDMI and Microphone and headphone jacks. Subwoofer port. DisplayPort
  • Windows 10 Home 64-Bit, Dell Wired Keyboard; Dell Laser Mouse

Product Description

Windows 10 operating system 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700 processor 3.6GHz 8M cache turbo boost to 4.2GHz 16GB DDR4 system memory for intense multitasking and gaming expandable to 64GB Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your...

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