Best desktop computer deals — Save $420 on a Vostro 3000 and more!
Many people have turned to laptops for their work-from-home setups, but desktop computers are a sensible option too. They aren’t as easily portable, but they’re often superior for heavy-duty tasks like gaming and video editing. We’ve put together some of the best desktop computer deals currently available for your home office.
Desktop computers are far easier to open up and upgrade than laptops, but we’re not going to dig into the best upgrades here. This list mainly focuses on towers, though there is an all-in-one as well as the Mac Mini. We’ve arranged the list by price so you can match your PC to your budget.
Best desktop computer deals
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1. Lenovo IdeaCentre 510A
The Lenovo IdeaCentre 510A may be the cheapest on the list, but it offers solid specs for the price. Running on an AMD Ryzen 5 chip, the IdeaCentre comes with 8GB of RAM that configures up to 16GB and 1TB of storage. Though it doesn’t include a monitor, a wired keyboard and mouse are thrown in to help round out your setup.
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2. HP Slimline 290
HP swaps out the Ryzen 5 of the Lenovo for a six-core Intel Core i5 chip that can deliver clock speeds of up to 4GHz. The Slimline also adds Intel UHD Graphics 630 to the mix while matching the 8GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. As the name suggests, the Slimline is small and slim and stands out by blending in.
3. Vostro 3000 Desktop
Dell’s Vostro 3000 desktop keeps the Intel Core i5 chip as its standard processor though it offers more customization with up to a Core i7 and 16GB of RAM. The Vostro 3000 may be a bit larger than the HP Slimline, but that means more ports and more opportunities to make improvements to your system.
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4. HP Envy Desktop
HP’s design department has created some of the most unique and stylish offerings, and the Envy desktop is no exception. Though the Envy comes with 8GB of RAM and a Core i5 standard, you can upgrade it to 16GB of Intel NVMe Optane memory or 32GB of standard memory. If you want to swap out the integrated graphics, there are five other options and plenty of storage configurations.
5. Inspiron 24 3000 All-in-One
The only all-in-one desktop represented, the Dell Inspiron 24 3000 is much different than the other desktops on the list. Not only do you not need to purchase a monitor separately, but the Inspiron also includes a pop-up webcam for all of your video chatting needs. The Inspiron has the slim bezels that make Dell monitors popular, and it runs on an AMD A9 chip with Radeon R5 graphics.
6. OptiPlex 3070 Micro
The best desktop computer deals don’t have to be the largest models. If you’re low on desk space but you need to be big on power, the Dell OptiPlex 3070 Micro packs a Core i5 and up to 32GB of RAM in a tiny body. It’s actually small enough that you can mount it to the stand of some Dell monitors. Of course, that means less space for customization, but it’s tough to beat the tiny footprint.
7. Apple Mac Mini
While the other options on the list run Windows 10, it’s not the preferred operating system for everyone. If you want a Mac with a small footprint, the Mac Mini makes the most sense. Unfortunately, it starts with a Core i3 standard and the model on offer is from late 2018. Of course, you could always pair it up with the ludicrously expensive Mac Pro Display XDR if you really wanted to.
8. HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop
The HP Pavilion is the first dedicated gaming desktop on the list, and one of the more budget-friendly gaming desktops available. It runs on the Intel Core i5 chip that’s the standard for most of our picks, though it adds Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics on the base model. As with most of the HP offerings, you can easily configure your Pavilion to your liking, though the price might jump a bit.
9. Dell XPS Special Edition Desktop
The Dell XPS laptop line is often named one of the best Windows laptops available, and the XPS Special Edition expands that quality to a desktop body. It features VR-ready Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti graphics and you can also beef it up to an Intel Core i9 chip. The XPS desktop isn’t a dedicated gaming machine, but the already-powerful internals can easily be upgraded with gaming in mind.
10. Omen Obelisk Desktop
We round off the best desktop computer deals list with another gaming rig from HP. The Obelisk is part of the high-end Omen line with up to a liquid-cooled Core i9 processor and 64GB of HyperX RAM. You can also upgrade the graphics to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080Ti and elect for a side window to show off your internals.