recommendations for desktop or allinone pc

  gwenifer 14:55 01 Jun 2014

I need to upgrade my pc on a limited budget. It needs to be quick for multitasking, heavy internet use, office use, all day usage but no gaming. Also need monitor, webcam, usb slots. Windows 7 or 8.1

I am guessing i need a min spec of 4gb RAM, 1tb with i3+ processor.

Ive been looking at Zoostorm 7877-0095 Premium PC (Intel Core i5-3330, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit) - Metallic

Lenovo H530s Desktop PC - Black (Intel Core i5-4440 3.1 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, DVDRW, Wi-Fi, AMD Graphics, Windows 8.1) bit expensive

I also looked at all-in-one, which are tempting because I would like to save on space and cut down on wires.

Lenovo C460 21.5-inch All-In-One Desktop - Black (Intel Pentium G3220T 2.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, Wi-Fi, BT, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1) Asus ET2020 20 inch All-in-One PC (Intel Pentium G2030 3GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1)

Zoostorm 7871-3101 21.5 inch All-in-One Desktop PC (Intel Pentium G3220 3GHz, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDRW, Wi-Fi, Windows 8.1)

Ideally under £500 as I might also need to replace my laptop. Advice appreciated.

Next will be a small wifi printer/scanner.

  HondaMan 18:17 04 Jun 2014

Consider an iMac. Yes, yuou can run Windows on it!

  gwenifer 11:37 05 Jun 2014

Thank you but a mac is too incompatible for some of the software I use.

  Woolwell 19:13 06 Jun 2014

An all-in-one is basically a bigger laptop and normally cannot be upgraded but it saves space and has a bigger screen than a laptop.

Both desktops have better specs than the all-in-ones.

Your min spec is about right. 8 Gb of RAM is nice.

Are you doing any photo editing?

  gwenifer 21:09 06 Jun 2014

A small amount of photo editing. Lot of web. Lot of multi-tasking. Some video conferencing. I was thinking an all in one would be more powerful than a laptop? And its cheaper than a desktop. The space saving also appeals but not at the expense of less power. To be honest I don't tend to get around to upgrading, by that time its usually time for a new one.

I'm now thinking a minimum of i3 and 4-8 RAM.

  Woolwell 22:34 06 Jun 2014

Go for the 8 Gb.

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