Are desktop computers back and better?
Until last year, you might be able to get by with an older laptop or smaller tablet at home, as most of your work was done in the office.
But for many people, working five days a week in an office can be over for good, which means it’s time to rethink the personal computer.
As Consumer Reports explains, the proven desktop computer with monitor is making a big comeback.
Desktop computers have large screens and impressive computing power, and they are more ergonomic than laptops.
Imagine not being hunched over at a laptop with a desktop like the new Apple 24-inch all-in-one iMac with M1 processor for $ 1,300 ($ 1,600 in Canada).
CR experts say it performed well in benchmarks and has a great display.
A cheaper option is the HP Envy TE01-1134 for $ 870 ($ 1,100 in Canada).
The full-size desk is one of the fastest in CR ratings and scored Excellent for Ergonomics.
If you’re short on space, a compact model, the Asus VivoMini VC66-C2 for $ 750 ($ 960 Canada), might be the ideal solution.
CR tests show it has very good processing speeds for office work and well-designed features that make it comfortable and convenient to use.
While you can’t bring your office outside or into your local coffee shop, CR says the power and spacious display may be worth the trade-off.
And desktops generally give you more bang for your buck than laptops, with more power and performance per dollar spent.
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