Desktop PCs Built for Real Life

Desktops powered by the latest Intel® processors provide the performance you need to stay productive, connected, and entertained.

Desktop computers today are built for the way you use them—whether you’re juggling applications at work, creating a blockbuster video, playing a AAA game, or streaming your favorite show.

Desktop PCs are fixed computers that offer reliability, strong performance, unmatched flexibility, and smart design features. Desktops typically offer good value, whether you’re buying for business, gaming, creating, home, or school. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can choose designs ranging from small mini PCs to sleek all-in-ones to ultraperformance workstations.

Desktop PCs Built for Real Life

Choosing Features for Desktop Computers

As you search for a desktop, consider how the following components will impact you experience.

Processor

The processor is your computer’s “brainpower.” Intel® Core™ processors manage high-intensity tasks such as gaming, film editing, and animation.

Memory

Random Access Memory (RAM) keeps data for rapid processor access. More RAM lets you run more programs at once, with faster response.

Storage and Hard Drives

For the long-term storage of applications, operating systems, and data, you can choose a hard disk drive or the smaller, faster solid-state drive.

Graphics and Display

Your computer’s graphics card creates the images displayed on your monitor, while integrated graphics power many consumer applications and games.

Connectivity

While Ethernet is the highest performing option, Intel® Wi-Fi 6 enabled PCs give you fast access to Wi-Fi networks everywhere with security and reliability.

Operating System

Windows* 10 running with the latest Intel® Core™ processor delivers the power you need for creativity, productivity and entertainment.

Value

High-performing, configurable, durable desktops are the workhorses of computing, providing tremendous value, easy upgrades and strong performance.

What You Can Do with Intel®-Based Desktops

Desktop Computer Performance That Means Business

Business desktops are designed to give employees the tools they need to do their jobs in the most efficient and rewarding way possible. Finding the right desktop for business starts by evaluating workers’ needs and choosing the optimal technical components and device types for their roles. Business desktops built on the Intel vPro® platform help boost employee productivity and simplify management.

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Get More Out of Your Game

To get more out of your gaming, you need a gaming desktop with serious performance—like PCs powered by the latest Intel® Core™ processors. Experience immersive gaming on a system packed with advanced features and compatible with the latest standards and components. Some processors offer Intel® Turbo Boost Technology to accelerate compute and graphics for peak loads, as well as the hyperintelligent Intel® Performance Maximizer (Intel® PM) tool for automated processor overclocking and even more speed.

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Bring Ideas to Life with Desktop PCs

Desktop computers for video editing, 3D animation, music and audio production, and high-intensity creative activities need performance that never misses a great idea. PCs based on the latest Intel® Core™ X-series processors are designed for demanding workloads and fast rendering, so creators spend less time idle. With their exceptional configurability, desktops also give you the flexibility to expand computer capabilities with all the tools and peripherals you want.

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Desktop Computers for Work and Play at Home

In your home, you want a desktop that lets you finish important tasks faster, so you can get to the fun sooner. Intel® Core™ processor-based home desktops let you handle everyday tasks easily, then immerse yourself in a favorite show, a thrilling game, or a new project. You won’t have to think twice about your desktop’s ability to keep up. Use our interactive recommendation tool to find a desktop capable of powering all your home computing needs.

Power Up Education at School and Home

Students need desktops for many educational tasks: to stream online classes, research homework assignments, prepare presentations and papers, create spreadsheets to analyze data, and collaborate with other students. Intel® processor-based desktops provide fast, agile performance to power education wherever it occurs, helping students maintain focus on learning and outcomes.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

With the right preparation and instruction, anyone can build their own PC. In fact, building your own PC is the best way to ensure that your machine will meet all your needs and preferences. Here’s a full explanation of how it’s done.

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Product and Performance Information

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Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown". Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system.

Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.

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HDXPRT* 2014, or the High Definition Experience & Performance Ratings Test, is a benchmark from Principled Technologies that measures Windows* media editing performance. HDXPRT has three usage case categories: Edit Photos, Convert Videos, and Edit Music. It uses mainstream media applications to test the performance of the system. Reported metrics: Overall score, edit photos, convert video, and edit music subscores. Scaling efficiencies: QSV enabled. OS support: Desktop Windows.

System configurations: Intel® Core™ i5-7600 processor, PL1=65W TDP, 4C4T, Turbo up to 4.1GHz, Motherboard: ASUS* Z270, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2400, Storage: Seagate HDD, OS: Windows® 10 Build 1607.

Intel® Core™ i5-2500 processor, PL1=95W TDP, 4C4T, Turbo up to 3.7GHz, Motherboard: H67, Memory: 2x4GB DDR3-1333, Storage: Seagate HDD*, OS: Windows* 7.

Intel is a sponsor and member of the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, and was the major developer of the XPRT family of benchmarks. Principled Technologies is the publisher of the XPRT family of benchmarks. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases.

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Intel® technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software, or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at www.intel.com/txt.

Intel is a sponsor and member of the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, and was the major developer of the XPRT family of benchmarks. Principled Technologies is the publisher of the XPRT family of benchmarks. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases.

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Includes the effect of Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB), a feature that opportunistically and automatically increases clock frequency above single-core and multi-core Intel® Turbo Boost Technology frequencies based on how much the processor is operating below its maximum temperature and whether turbo power budget is available. The frequency gain and duration is dependent on the workload, capabilities of the processor and the processor cooling solution.

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Altering clock frequency or voltage may void any product warranties and reduce stability, security, performance, and life of the processor and other components. Check with system and component manufacturers for details.

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Intel® technologies may require enabled hardware, software, or service activation. No product or component can be absolutely secure. Your costs and results may vary.