Desktop PCs are the "standard" personal computer, usually available as "desktop"; "tower" or "ultra-small" case configurations. Typically case size is not an indication of power or capability, simply possible expandability. Modern
desktop systems typically have so much capability "on board" that the need for lots of add-on components is very rare.
The most common add-on is a PCI-E graphics card, but even these consititute probably less than 10% of systems bought
for College use.
Desktop systems are cheap, versatile and very expandable. They will cater for most needs and offer the best power for
price on the market. They only support "single slot" motherboards (systems with multiple processor slots are classed
as workstations) however you can now have up to 4 processor "cores" in a single slot, delivering power unheard of in
desktops even two years ago.
Typical Entry Level Home PC Specification:
NEW! Intel Pentium G620
Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
3GB DDR3 1333Mhz
500GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
Onboard Intel GMA4500
Onboard 7.1 Audio
Keyboard and mouse:
Keyboard, mouse and speakers
18.5" Widescreen LCD
Piano Black ATX
1 Year (collect and return)
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Specifications may vary due to current offers