Home Desktop Computers

Desktop PCs have become quite the necessity in British homes. In 2018, stats shown that 88% of UK households owned a computer.
In this helpful guide we explain what you should consider when buying a refurbished computer for your home life.

Choosing the perfect desktop for your home

Compared to a student or business desktop or laptop, home PCs tend to be used by multiple people living under one roof, meaning they are used for several activities, including internet browsing, gaming, streaming, homework and more.

With more than one person using a home computer and for multiple purposes, it can be a little difficult to know what sort of device to buy for your household.

Here are some things we think you should consider before buying your home PC.

Also read: Why Buy Refurbished? | About our Refurbishment Centre

How much do you want to spend?

Before anything else, it’s important to know how much you want to spend.

Desktop PCs can range from hundreds of pounds, to thousands of pounds, depending on the model, brand and the PC’s features.

If your computer is going to be used for general browsing and streaming, then you don’t want to be spending unnecessary money.

At Encore, we have a huge range of refurbished desktops for home use from brands such HP, Lenovo, Dell, and more!

We’ve even hand-picked a range of refurbished devices we believe are perfect for home users.



Where will the desktop be used?

Home computers can be placed in a number of rooms around a household; a bedroom, living room, kitchen, or maybe you have a home office?

The placement of a computer can determine what size device you may be looking for. If you have a large enough desk space, then you may have room to have a tower, monitor and keyboard. If however, you have limited space, then a micro PC or an all-in-one PC may be the better option.

Check out our great value for money Refurbished Bundles!


What features do your home users require?

As mentioned before, home computers tend to be used by multiple people in one household. What the computer will be used for will determine what features you will require.

Some households may only need the fundamental basics of desktop features such as USB port, HDMI port, RAM, hard drive, etc.

Other households may have game users and therefore need to consider extra features such as graphic cards, SSD drive, and multi-core processors.


Windows 10 is a MUST!

With Windows 7 coming to it’s ‘End of Life’, it’s an absolute must to have Windows 10 - Microsoft’s latest, most powerful and secure operating system - installed onto your new Windows desktop.

If you decide to buy a refurbished PC from Encore, it will come with Windows 10 pre-installed, so it’s ready to go.


Do you require some computer accessories?

You’ve got an idea about what computer you’d like to buy, now what about all the components to go with it?

Have you got all the wires required? Will your device be used in a living room where multiple activities will be going on and will therefore require some headphones?

Accessories tend to be forgotten about when initially buying a computer, but why not buy your PC and accessories all in one place? Take a look at our range of accessories here.



View a Selection of Desktop PCs for Home

I1f you’re still debating what kind of computer would be best fit for your home or if you have any questions about our range of devices, contact a member of our team who will be happy to point you in the right direction.