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Should You Choose A Desktop Computer?

Posted in News by PC Renewed on July 16th 2018
There are advantages and disadvantages of both laptops and desktop computers. One of the advantages of a desktop computer is that they often offer a better price – performance ratio. However, if you would like to learn more about the advantages of desktop PCs, here’s a list of 4 reasons why you should consider purchasing a desktop computer form our selection of refurbished PCs.

4 Reasons To Choose A Desktop Computer!

Choosing a computer can be very difficult, so if you’re unsure if you should choose a laptop or a desktop, it can be very helpful to look at the pros and cons of both types of computers. To give you a helping hand, here is a list of 4 reasons why you should consider purchasing a desktop computer.

  1. Smartphones And Tablets – Why Do You Need A Laptop?
    One of the advantages that laptops have over desktop computers is that laptops are much more portable than desktop PCs. However, it is important to note that in our 21st century society Smartphones and tablets are very powerful devices, as such this poses the question, are laptops necessary?

    Now, for some people who want a computer for certain hobbies and tasks, it may be more beneficial for them to choose to purchase a laptop. However, as desktop computers are usually cheaper than laptops, if you choose to purchase a refurbished PC from PC Renewed, some of the money left over could help you purchase a tablet or Smartphone that you could use for situations when you need a portable computer. For example, if you are travelling you could use a tablet or a Smartphone to watch films or read books whilst you’re on the plane. Additionally, with certain peripherals and apps, it is possible to record and make music on a Smartphone!
  2. Build An Awesome Home Studio Or Home Office.
    If you want to create a home studio or a home office, a desktop computer is a fantastic choice. One of the downsides with laptops is that their screens are often quite small when compared to the monitors of desktop computers. Indeed, in order to keep the computer portable, a laptop screen needs to be small; most are between 11 and 15 inches, whereas monitors for desktop computers are usually above 17inches. With a desktop PC you could have a large 4k monitor and enjoy watching film and television using on demand services.

    Additionally, you could also include a high quality sound system. Whilst this is technically possible with a laptop, carrying large speakers does bring questions regarding portability. However, if you’re creating a home studio or home office, portability isn’t an issue; as such you can choose the best sounding speakers within your budget.
  3. Desktop Computers Are Often Much Easier To Upgrade.
    With regards to upgrades such as additional RAM or a new graphics card, many would argue that upgrading a desktop computer is significantly easier than upgrading a laptop. Additionally, there’s usually a much wider scope of available components with regards to upgrading your PC.

    If you’re unsure how to upgrade your PC with additional RAM or a new graphics card don’t worry. There are lots of tutorials available online and many professionals provide a service in which they will install new hardware in your PC.
  4. A Desktop PC Could Be Better For Your Posture.
    With regards to your sitting posture, your screen should be at eye level. With a desktop PC, you can purchase an office desk and an adjustable chair to find the best arrangement for your posture. Alternatively, you could also opt for a sit/stand desk so you have the choice of both sitting and standing. However, with a laptop they generally sit on your lap, or you might use them at a coffee shop to take advantage of their portability. This could make placing the screen at eye level whist maintaining good posture difficult.

    It is important to note that you could choose to use a laptop on a desk with an adjustable chair, or a sit/stand desk to negate this. However, it does present the question that if you only use your laptop in an office area where you can modify your surroundings in order to have the best possible sitting posture, are you taking full advantage of the laptop’s portability? Could you save money or benefit from a more powerful computer by instead choosing a desktop computer?

Browse Through A Range Of Refurbished PCs And Laptops On The PC Renewed Online Store.

If you’re searching for a computer on a budget, it might be tempting to choose a less powerful computer. However, with refurbished PCs, you can save money without compromising on computer power!

PC Renewed has a fantastic selection of refurbished desktops and refurbished laptops to choose from. A refurbished computer is different to a used computer. A used computer is computer which has had a previous owner. However, if you choose to purchase a refurbished desktop computer from PC Renewed, the device will have been tested to function correctly and if any faults existed, these will have been repaired. Additionally, in order to provide our customers with peace of mind, refurbished computers and laptops which are purchased from PC Renewed include a one year warranty.

In addition to refurbished desktop computers and refurbished laptops that are available for purchase on our online store, you can also browse through certified refurbished desktops and laptops, which have been fully refurbished to be as close to new condition as possible.

Need Assistance Choosing A Computer? Contact Our Team Today.

If you are unsure with regards to computer specifications, or if you are unsure what type of computer is best suited to your needs, our friendly staff are here to help. The PC Renewed team can provide advice and answer any questions you might have about the refurbished PCs that are available from our online store.

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