Thu, 11/24/2016 - 19:04

Best desktops for your business.

In a world where smartphones are omnipresent, tablets are dying, laptops are commonplace and smartwatches are getting better, is there a place for a desktop computer? Desktops were invented in the 1970’s and there is a good chance that you have one at your home and/or your workplace even today. There is a reason for that, laptops can be great for most users, but when it's time to get some serious work done, the power of a full-fledged desktop remains unparalleled. Also, a desktop is easily upgradable and fairly affordable compared to a laptop.

Over the years, the desktop computer has persevered through so many ups and downs as far as the market demand goes and HP has always been on the front line, providing quality products at a fraction of the price. When HP released its sales figures early this year, a 4% increase in the profit was evident in the personal computer division when compared to the previous quarter. That can mean only onelaunch thing - the market is growing.

It is getting harder and harder to buy a really good computer these days, but what differentiates the best from the mediocre depends on how it manages its power to provide a truly great experience.

The best desktop for your office boils down to you answering two important questions - what you want out of it and how much you are ready to pay for it. The following guide will help you find the best computer for your office that wouldn’t leave your employees cursing their lungs out every time they turn it on.

HP Elite Slice

The Mac mini started the trend of compact computers and for some reason, Apple couldn’t perfect it and the Mac Mini is on the verge of dying. With HP Elite Slice, HP has taken the form factor of a Mac Mini and done some truly remarkable engineering that has made it land on our list. The HP Elite Slice starts at $709 and for that, you get the 6th generation Intel Core i3 clocked in at 3.2Ghz with integrated Intel HD Graphics 530. It comes with 4 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive and runs on Windows 10 Pro. You can spend up to $1009 to bump up the specs. HP has also manufactured a number of modules for the Elite slice. By snapping on the modules to the top of the device, you can increase the storage, add a speaker or make the top of your computer a wireless phone charger. The modules start at $39 and go up to $109.

HP Pro One 400 All-in-One

If you’re looking for an All-in-One computer for your office that won’t take up a lot of space and will look good, you cannot go wrong with the HP Pro One 400. There are two models - one is priced at $759 and the other one is priced at $1,442. The base model is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor clocked in at 3.4Ghz with integrated Intel HD Graphics 630. It has 4 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive and runs on Windows 10 Pro. For the higher-end model, you can choose from a wide range of processors - from Intel Celeron to Intel Core i7. You can load it up to 32 GB of RAM, 1 TB HDD or SSD. You also have the option to choose between Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Home. HP also sells a Single Monitor Arm for the device that will cost you another $129.

HP Z240 Workstation

If you want a really powerful computer in a conventional computer chassis, the HP Z240 Workstation must be on your list. The pricing starts from $909 and goes all the way up to $2115. For $909, you get a 6th generation quad-core Intel Core i5 clocked in at 3.2Ghz which can be turbo-boosted up to 3.6Ghz and comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 530. It has 4 GB of RAM and a 1 TB hard drive.

HP also sells a number of computers at the sub $500 price range. Those models can be used for basic tasks like word processing, browsing the web, and other day to day tasks where much processing power is not required.