We are looking to buy couple of new Desktop PCs to replace our current outdated ones.
And we are wondering which is the best Desktop PC to buy?
Also please factor in your reply the Support, since as we all know things will inevitably go wrong with a PC so it is vital to have good Support, included with the purchase price and at no extra charge. Much Thanks.
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1st, why did you not include in your Poll: Lenovo & Samsung?
They make great PCs.
2nd, I think HP is by far better than Dell. And I say this based on Dell support having gone to India and on top of that having become a rip-off.
I would say NO to Dell, since their support is horrible. That is ever since their moved their support to India, it has become SH***T :( For I cannot for the life of me understand the Indian American accent and on top of that to add insult to injury Dell charges for support EVEN for problems with Dell PCs that are the fault of Dell.
There are too many factors to answer you for certain. But I offer this key bit of advice. If you want a desktop you probably want it for expandability and reparability. This being the case, beware, many of the new low cost desktop PCs are laptop style boards in a desktop case. While they may perform, you cannot upgrade Audio, Video, and in some cases even memory. To be sure, look at the back of the box for expansion slots. Also these cheap standins tend to weigh very very little.
If your goal is A/V for watching movies or playing games look for max Video options. Gamers need lots of memory too. If you are a weekend web browser, 8G memory is plenty, standard video is ok too. If you collect Movies, songs, and pictures then focus on how much hard drive you get.
Best for what? Unless we know what you will be using it for, there is no way that this can be answered sensibly.
As a far out example, lets say your computers are now 30 years old, you have expensive software that will not run on modern computers, & that software has never been upgraded by the maker. In that case, the best computer for you to buy MAY be the LAST computer ever made that will run that specific software and that computer may be 20 years out of date. BTW, that is exactly what happened to me. Micro$hit provided NO upgrade path to newer computers for software (my cost $4,000) that I still use on a daily basis. My choices were to spend a $250,000 (which I don't have) rewriting the software I use to work on modern computers OR keep using using computers that were last made in 1996 which are available for under $100 each. Guess which route I chose. A lot of musicians ran up against the same problem after spending $20,000+ on software & their solution is the same as mine.
I'm still a proponent of a locally built custom PC. It has been my experience that a person will get better support from a small shop than you ever will from one of the big manufacturers Pakistan based tech support.
I used to only sell Dell computers a few years back. While their 1st Tier support (like most others) has moved overseas to India, they did a pretty good job and honored the warranty (hardware). I have a friend who is a Dell reseller and still prefers them.
HP has offered some decent PC's, but I never liked the overall build. I've owned Acer and Asus laptops, but again my personal experience has been mixed.
Out of the brands listed I would say Assus very good customer support very excisable replacement parts. Can be upgraded so more cost infective. But If it was me I would build my own it takes time but you can build a PC for les than half the price of any of the big brands and get a faster better PC all round.