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Desktop PC's for Home

Desktop PCs have become quite the necessity in British homes. In 2018, stats shown that 88% of UK households owned a computer.
In this helpful guide we explain what you should consider when buying a refurbished computer for your home life.

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Choosing the Perfect Desktop for Your Home

Compared to a student or business desktop or laptop, home PCs tend to be used by multiple people living under one roof, meaning they are used for several activities, including internet browsing, gaming, streaming, homework and more.

With more than one person using a home computer and for multiple purposes, it can be a little difficult to know what sort of device to buy for your household.

Here are some things we think you should consider before buying your home PC.

Also read: Why Buy Refurbished? | How We Refurbish

How Much Do You Want to Spend?

Before anything else, it’s important to know how much you want to spend.

Desktop PCs can range from a hundred pounds, to thousands of pounds, depending on the model, brand and the PC’s features. If your computer is going to be used for general browsing and streaming, then you don’t want to be spending unnecessary money.

At Stone Refurb, we have a huge range of refurbished desktops for home use from brands such HP, Lenovo, Dell, and more! We’ve even hand-picked a range of refurbished devices below we believe are perfect for home users below.

Where Will the Desktop Be Used?

Home computers can be placed in a number of rooms around a household; a bedroom, living room, kitchen, or maybe you have a home office?

The placement of a computer can determine what size device you may be looking for. If you have a large enough desk space, then you may have room to have a tower, monitor and keyboard. If however, you have limited space, then a micro PC or an all-in-one PC may be the better option. Read more about the different sizes here.

What Features Do Your Home Users Require?

What the computer will be used for will determine what features you will require. Some households may only need the fundamental basics of a desktop PC, while others may have gamers and need to consider extra features such as graphic cards, SSD drive, and multi-core processors.

As a general rule for home users, a good all rounder will have: 

  • Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 Processor
  • 8GB Memory (RAM)
  • 240GB SSD Storage

This will give you a good performing PC without breaking the bank.

Windows 10 or 11?

The latest version of Microsofts operating system, Windows 11 is now available for more recent refurbished computers. If this latest version is essential, you'll need to purchase a computer with an 8th generation or above Intel Core processor, or a 2nd generation or above AMD Ryzen processor.

If you decide to buy a refurbished PC from Stone Refurb, it will come with Windows pre-installed, so it’s ready to go.

Do You Require Any Accessories?

You’ve got an idea about what computer you’d like to buy, now what about all the components to go with it?

Do you need Wi-Fi? Desktop PC's don't normally come with this as standard. And what about a monitor, keyboard or mouse? You can buy all these essential accessories separately or choose one of our great value bundle deals!

Home Computer Recommendations

Desktops Perfect for Home

These desktops PCs are ideal for home, with a enough power for regular tasks, but small enough to not take up too much room on your desk.

Gaming Computers

Our refurbished gaming PCs give you the performance without the price! Enough power to play a range of games, and good looking enough to take centre stage in your set up!

Desktop Bundles

If you want a great deal with everything you need in one package, we have a range of bundle deals for everyone!

Apple iMacs

If Windows isn't your thing, we also have a range of sleek and stylish Apple iMacs at amazing prices! These models are perfect for home use.