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 are a few all-in-ones as well.
Best desktop computer deals
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1. Lenovo ThinkCentre M820z
The first all-in-one on the list, Lenovo’s ThinkCentre M820z packs full desktop performance into a slim body with almost invisible bezels. From an Intel Pentium Gold processor to 4GB of DDR4 RAM and a 500GB SSD, the ThinkCentre should be able to power through your day. It relies on a built-in 21.5-inch display, and the mounted webcam can rotate 180-degrees for next-level video conferencing.
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2. HP EliteOne 800 G5
HP’s EliteOne 800 G5 takes the all-in-one to another level thanks to the variety of customization options. Although an Intel Core i5 comes standard, you can opt for up to a Core i9 and up to 64GB of DDR4 memory with a primary 1TB SSD. If 1TB isn’t enough, the EliteOne 800 G5 packs two secondary storage options for another 1.5TB of space. The EliteOne 800 G5’s tiny bezels make it easy to lock into your work and stay productive.
3. Vostro 3000 Desktop
Dell’s Vostro 3000 desktop keeps the Intel Core i3 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. Dell OptiPlex 7070 Desktop
The Dell OptiPlex 7070 is designed to adapt to just about any work environment. It’s easy to open, expand, and configure to meet your specific needs. The standard configuration is loaded with a 3.0GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB hard drive. If you need a bit more power then you can easily make the leap to an Intel Core i7 chip and Radeon graphics. You can also beef the memory up to a total of 64GB using the 288-pin UDIMM slots.
5. Vostro 5000 Desktop
As the larger and more powerful option of the Vostro 3000, the Vostro 5000 offers more opportunities to swap components and make improvements. The tower ships with a 9th-gen Intel Core i5 chip onboard and Intel UHD 630 graphics. Dell won’t let you customize the build on its own site, but you should have no problem upgrading the 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD on the aftermarket.
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. 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.
8. Dell XPS Desktop
The Dell XPS laptop is widely regarded as one of the best options on the market, and the XPS desktop aims to expand that quality even further. It’s equipped with a 9th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU and powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics. You’ll also get 16GB of memory and 256GB of SSD space with a 1TB HDD backup. It’s also easier than ever to configure your XPS desktop with new expandable components.
9. Omen 25L
We round off the best desktop computer deals list with another gaming rig from HP. The Omen line has been completely refreshed, and the 25L is the new smaller gaming tower. HP simplified the design and packed the 25L with a brand-new 10th-gen Core i5 processor. If a Core i5 isn’t enough, you can boost the Omen to a Core i9 with 64GB of HyperX RAM and 2TB of WD Black storage. Graphics are a key component as well, and the Omen 25L is outfitted with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super GPU.