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Desktop Recommendations

Products, prices and specification change constantly. The listed recommendations are for general information only and should not be accepted as accurate at any given time. Always confirm current specifications match your needs.

You may be interested in our Personal Computer Buying Service along with selecting the proper form factor ( Desktop, laptop, All-in-One ) and feature recommendations.


  • Know how much hard drive space you require. (Most get by with a 250GB drive)
  • Know how large a screen you prefer if looking at an “All-in-One” type of desktop computer. (24″ recommended)
  • For existing monitors, know what type of connector is being used on the monitor, such as VGA (Blue), DVI (White) or HDMI (Black) 

If you don’t have much in the way of pictures and videos saved on your computer, a 256 GB SSD drive is typically more than enough. If you have upwards of 50,000 pictures and videos, chances are a 500GB or 1T drive is in order. These recommendations offer 250 – 1T SSD drives. 

The available video connectors vary based on the model. There are 4 main type of connectors

  • VGA (Common – Often blue color)
  • DVI (Common – Often white or black)
  • HDMI (Rarely used)
  • Display Port (Rarely used)

VGA and DVI are the most common. The key thing is to look at the back of your monitor and see what connectors are available. Adapter may be required to convert one type to another. For example HDMI and Display Port can be converted to DVI with a simple $15 adapter. 

Imge of video ports

Computer prices vary based on features and build quality.

  • Inspiron: Consumer Grade
  • Vostro: Consumer\Business Grade
  • Optiplex: Business Grade
  • XPS: Consumer Professional Grade
  • Precision: Business Professional Grade

No matter what model you go with, make sure the desktop comes with the following specifications or greater:

  • Intel i5 Processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 250 GB Solid State Drive (SSD).

For some, lesser specifications may be adequate, such as single use computers or just a few browser tabs open at any given time. See our options page outlining specifications you may want to consider.

We receive no compensation from Dell or any other third parties. These recommendations or our personal buying assistance service are meant to replace the custom units we’ve offered for 30 years. 

Check Them Out!

Inspiron 3671 Desktop


Consumer Grade
Older style chassis
i5 9th Gen, 12GB, 256 SSD
Wireless Internet and  DVD Drive
Cyberlink Media Suite
No rear USB 3 or front USB C ports
$709 (Varies)

New Inspiron 3880 Desktop


Consumer Grade
Modern style chassis
i7 10th Gen, 12GB, 256 SSD
Wireless Internet, rear USB 3
$829 (Varies)

Note: There is no DVD drive, even though it looks like one is present.

XPS 8930 Desktop


High High Comsumer Grade
Updated Chassis\Connectors
Feature Highlight: 1T SSD 
Wireless Internet and DVD Drive
$1,077.99 (Varies)

Note: This unit is customized. Confirmed 7/8/2020.

Vostro Small Desktop


Consumer\Business Grade
Compact tower chassis
Feature Highlight: Small Chassis
Wireless Internet and DVD Drive
$579 (Varies)

Vostro 5000 Desktop


Consumer\Business Grade
Modern Tower Design)
Feature Highlight: Front Ports
Wireless Internet and DVD Drive
$579 (Varies)

Optiplex 3070 Desktop


Business Grade
Compact tower chassis
Feature Highlight: Small size
DVD drive
No wireless
$689 (Varies)

Optiplex 3070 Desktop


Business Grade
Compact tower chassis
Feature Highlight: Highly Customized
DVD Drive
*Must select your options
$1031.96 (Varies)

Inspiron 5000 All-in-One 24"


Consumer Grade
All-in-One chassis
Feature Highlight: Less Wires
Wireless/No DVD Drive
10th Generation Processor
Touch screen
$930 (Varies)

Inspiron 7790 All-in-One 27"


Consumer Grade\Feature Rich
All-in-One chassis
Feature Highlight: Less Wires
Wireless/No DVD Drive
i7 10th Generation Processor
Large 27″ Touch screen
12GB Memory, 512GB SSD
$1,077 (Varies)

Bigger and Better!

As with anything computer related, there are bigger and better desktops available that are focused on engineering, video production, high end gaming, etc. 

For those, we offer personalized buying assistance services

Contact us with any questions!