Written by Kasper

Advice on computers

You are looking for a computer but do not know what to look out for? We are happy to help you find the best computer that suits your needs and budget. You can buy a computer in 5 different forms. We distinguish between desktops, laptops and all-in-ones.

Desktops

If you think of a PC, you quickly think of a desktop. Desktops come in all sorts of shapes and sizes: small PCs that are easily removed from view for the most basic tasks, to cool gaming desktops with RGB lighting in all colors of the rainbow for gaming at the highest settings.

Advantages of a desktop

  • Parts often replaceable
  • Choose your own mouse, keyboard and monitor
  • More powerful parts than other computer types

Disadvantages of a desktop

  • Immobile: desktops are often large and heavy
  • Relatively expensive in purchase

All-in-One

As the name suggests, an all-in-one is all-in-one. Well, almost everything. The computer and the screen are packed together at an all-in-one, which makes it work well. The big advantage is that your desk, workplace or room will look particularly neat and tidy.

Benefits of an all-in-one

  • Clean and stylish appearance
  • Parts work together excellently
  • Takes up little space

Disadvantages of an all-in-one

  • Expanding and upgrading is more difficult than with desktops
  • If something breaks, you often have to replace everything

Laptops

Laptops combine a screen, keyboard and computer in one compact housing. Most laptops are all in the 10 and 17 inch format. The big advantage is that a laptop is easy to transport. If you travel a lot, a laptop is often an ideal computer for you.

Benefits of a laptop

  • Easy to carry or store
  • No power cable required for use
  • Models with touchscreen let you operate your laptop with your fingers

Disadvantages of a laptop

  • Less powerful hardware and smaller screen
  • Limited connection possibilities for accessories and peripherals

Mini PCs

A mini PC is a full computer, but in a smaller format. You easily place a mini PC out of sight, so that your desk always looks neat and tidy. Most mini PCs are made for browsing and e-mailing, but with a Mac Mini you also edit photos, for example. However, the number of connections on a mini PC is often limited and the hardware is less powerful than with a full desktop.

Advantages of a mini pc

  • Small size and easy to place out of sight
  • Relatively cheap to purchase
  • Feels like a full-fledged computer

Disadvantages of a mini pc

  • Limited number of connections
  • Less powerful hardware than a desktop

Stick PCs

A stick pc is a kind of large usb stick that functions as a PC. You connect the stick via an HDMI port and use your TV as a computer. Because it is a stick, you can take it with you very easily. This way you can use it wherever you have access to a screen.

Benefits of a stick pc

  • Light and compact, making it easy to carry a stick pc
  • Equipped with SSD for quick start up
  • Suitable for both monitors and televisions

Disadvantages of a stick pc

  • Limited storage capacity
  • Only suitable for surfing the internet, e-mailing and watching movies

Software and accessories

Software

No software is usually supplied with your computer. You have to buy it separately. Complete your computer with Microsoft Office, or go for Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Premium Pro for editing videos and photos. Protect your computer against malware and viruses with anti-virus software and ensure that your computer always continues to perform optimally.

accessories

Accessories are indispensable with your computer. Customize your laptop, desktop or all-in-one to your own taste with a different keyboard, headset or an extra set of speakers. Do you need extra storage space? Then choose an external or internal hard disk to store extra files. Below you will find all computer accessories.

Do you have any questions?

Do you have any additional questions or do you want to know more about computers and their accessories? Our customer service will gladly help you choose the best computer for you. We are available 7 days a week by telephone, e-mail, Twitter or Facebook.

Kasper
Article by:
Kasper
Computer specialist.

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