PC Buyer's Guide - current systems


4K Video Editing PC - March 2017

March 7, 2017 - 09:00 AM
A few years ago, your PC just couldn't be fast enough for digital video processing. By now every average PC is able to process Standard Definition (PAL 720x576) as well as HD Ready, but technology doesn't stand still. By now just about every smartphone can record in Full HD and the new frontier is Ultra HD, also known as 4K. This resolution and the 'accompanying' codec HEVC / H.265 require serious...

Budget All-round PC - February 2017

February 21, 2017 - 09:00 AM
The all-round PC is a PC with comprehensive features for around $800 - $900 that can do a little bit of everything. It should have enough speed and capacity to meet your needs for some time. Currently it can run all applications, and you're able to upgrade it with small future investments when you need more power or storage capacity. Surfing, gaming, business applications, photo and video edit...

Budget Game PC - February 2017

February 27, 2017 - 09:00 AM
The Hardware.Info Budget Game PC Advice has a balanced configuration for playing video games, without having to spend too much. The components have been selected to offer the best bang for your buck. That means you cannot always expect the highest settings, resolution and frame rate, but at the same time you should be able to play all modern games in Full HD resolution without making huge conce...

Entry-level PC - February 2017

February 16, 2017 - 11:59 PM
Our guidelines for the Entry-level PC category are as follows. The entire computer system, excluding OS, should not exceed $500. Its primary, but not only, function is to provide a smooth and enjoyable online experience. This means that the cheapest processors won’t be enough, as modern web pages and internet applications do demand some processing power. Additionally, the system has to be able...

Mini-ITX Game PC - February 2017

February 15, 2017 - 09:00 AM
The Mini-ITX Game PC is a desktop computer that is small enough to be portable, but has better performance than a gaming notebook. This time, we have a more expensive advice, with the objective to not give in on performance compared to the normal Gaming PC. Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed by Hardware.Info. If no new, superior products...

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