There are many instances where one may prefer a desktop computer over a laptop. For example when you need more features for less. Comparing a laptop and a desktop that have same specifications you will agree with us that desktops tends to be cheaper. This makes purchasing a desktop an option when you need great features for less. The challenge comes in when you go to the market, there are too many brands available for you to choose from. It can be a taunting experience. It doesn’t have to be, just set out clearly what you will use your desktop for and that should dictate of if you will need a high end business class Desktop tower or just a cheap affordable desktop.
Another factor you need to look out for is whether you need a brand new desktop or a refurbished computer. If you are out to spend less, then refurbished computers are just fine They can be bought at a cost which is much less than half of the price of a brand new one of same features. While most brand new desktop computers are as from Kshs 40 000. Most refurbished computers cost under Kshs. 40,000 and they both perform similar job as the brand new ones.
In the current age and time, there are some minimum specifications you should check out for in your next order. some of them are:
Processor Speed- At minimum, it is recommendable to buy a desktop of processor speed of at least 2.2GHz. this is sufficient to run most applications in present world. if you buy one with more such speed the better.
Memory- One key advantage desktops over laptops and notebooks is that their memories i.e the RAM and the ROM are expandable. when planning to buy your next desktop, check out for one that has a minimum RAM of 2Gb and a minimum hard disk Memory of 320Gb, if you get one with more memory values the better.
Brand- As much as features matters most in a computer, you need something you can be confident about, more importantly, you need popular brands around reason being it is easier to find a service shop near you or even the spare parts, Some of the trusted and popular brands available in the market include Samsung, Dell, Toshiba, HP, etc. As you plan for your next desktop purchase, do consider the brand that has service center near you for just in case it gets damaged and you need to repair it.
Number of connectivity Ports- Depending on what you will use your computer for, you may opt for a computer with more high speed USB -3.0 and USB-2.0 ports, VGA port, HDMI, Audio and microphone combo jack. the more the connectivity ports the better as it will enable you to connect to more devices.
Considering these factors, we recommend the following as the best low priced desktop computers ideal for both office and personal works.
HP HP Flat Bed Desktop Computer Refub, Core 2-duo 3.0GHz, 160GB HDD, 2GB RAM – Silver
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 3.0 GHz
- 2 GB RAM
- 160 GB HDD
- 64 bit architecture
HP Refurb 8300 Pro
HP Refurb 8300 Pro – Core i5 desktop – 3.2GHz – 4gb ram-500gb hdd-Monitor 17″-free dos-complete
- Operating System: free dos
- Memory, standard: 4 GB (1x4GB) RAM, Storage: 500GB ROM
- Memory upgrade: Upgradeable to 32 GB
- SATA 6.0 Gb/s NCQ, Smart IV
- Display And Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics 2500
- Ports: 4 USB 3.0; 6 USB 2.0; 2 PS/2; 1 VGA; 1 DisplayPort; 1 serial; 1 audio in; 1 audio out; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone; 1 microphone
Audio: High Definition Audio with Realtek ALC221
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HP Refurb 4300 Pro
HP Refurb hp 4300 – Core i3 desktop – 4gb ram-500gb hdd-Monitor 19″
|Processor||Intel Core i3|
|Memory RAM||4 GB|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics|
|Total hard disk / SSD capacity
HP REFURB ELITEDESK 800 G1
HP REFURB ELITEDESK 800 G1 CORE I5 – 4GB RAM-500 GB HDD-DOS-20″ MONITOR-COMPLETE
- Intel Core i5
- 3.2 GHz500GB HDD
- 4GB RAMIntel® HD GraphicsDVD-RW
- 20 INCHES MONITOR
HP HP all-in-one
HP HP all-in-one – Core i3- 4 GB – 1000 GB – LED 21.5 inch-keyboard-mouse – Black
- 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3- Processor (3MB Cache, up to 3.0 GHz)]
- free dos
- 4GB, DDR4,(4GBx1)
- 1000gb 5400 rpm Hard Drive
- Intel® HD graphics 620 with shared graphics memory
- 22-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Narrow Border Display
Lenovo Lenovo Ideacenter AIO 520
Lenovo Lenovo Ideacenter AIO 520 i3/4GB/1TB
- Wireless mouse and keyboard
- Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 520
- Front right side view featuring Windows 10.
- USB 3.0 connection.
Dell Optiplex 9030 All in One Desktop
Dell Optiplex 9030 All in One Desktop
- Dell All in One (AiO) Desktops Optiplex 9030
- Intel Core i5 3.1Ghz x 4
- 8GB RAM
- 500GB HDD
- DVD-RW Webcam
- HDMI port
- 8 x USB ports
- Clean & Sleek
- 23” inch Screen
- Keyboard & Mouse
Dell Alienware Aurora Desktop Core i7-8700k
Dell Alienware Aurora Desktop Core i7-8700k 16gb ram 2TB HDD,GTX NVIDIA 1060 6GB
- Processor:Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7ghz Upto 4.7GHz
- Memory:16 GB DDR4
- Storage:2 TB HDD
- Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5
- Operating System:Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
- Storage:HDD 2 TB
Lenovo Lenovo AIO 520
Lenovo Lenovo AIO 520,8GBDDR4,1TB 3.5GHZ
- 4C 4GBDDR42400SODIMM
- 1TBHD7200RPM 3.5 SATA3
- SLIM DVD RAMBO 9MM
- INTEGRATED GRAPHIC CARD