How much do you want to spend?
Before anything else, it’s important to know how much you want to spend.
Using desktop PCs for your small business will usually provide much more power for noticeably less money than laptops, so if you’re looking to build up your office with powerful machines in an affordable way, we definitely recommend going for the desktop PC option.
Desktop PCs can range from hundreds of 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, excel and emails, then you don’t want to be spending unnecessary money.
At Encore, we have a huge range of refurbished desktops for small business use from brands such HP, Lenovo, Dell, and more!
We’ve even hand-picked a range of refurbished desktop devices we believe are perfect for small business users.
Where will the desktop be used?
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.
What features does your small business require?
What the computer will be used for will determine what features you will require.
Some small businesses may only need the fundamental basics of desktop features such as USB port, HDMI port, RAM, hard drive, etc.
However, if you require an almighty processor for heavy duty tasks such as video editing, you'll need to consider extra features such as RAM memory (ideally at least 16GB), hard drive storage, graphics card and multi-core processors.
Does screen resolution matter?
As mentioned above, depending what type of business you have, the screen resolution will definitely need to be considered.
Using the video editor example again - as well as graphic designers and many other types of work that require precise colour, you will need a monitor of high quality so the effects of the editing are crisp and clear, and also one that offers colour accurate clarity and full-colour spectrum, to make it easier for the editor to correct mistakes.
We would suggest looking out for HD, Full HD, or Ultra HD/4K – These are all high-resolution screens that would benefit any small business computer.
Windows 10 is a MUST!
With Windows 7 coming to it’s ‘End of Life’, it’s an absolute must to have Windows 10 - Microsoft’s latest, most powerful and secure operating system - installed onto any Windows device.
If you decide to buy a refurbished PC from Encore, your device will come with Windows 10 pre-installed, so it’s is ready to go.
Do you require some computer accessories?
You’ve got an idea about what computer you’d like to buy, now what about all the components to go with it?
Have you got all the wires required? Will your device be used in an office where multiple activities will be going on and will therefore require some headphones?
Accessories tend to be forgotten about when initially buying a computer, but why not buy your PC and accessories all in one place? Take a look at our range of accessories here.