Choosing the Right Desktop for a Home Office

Choosing the Right Desktop for a Home Office

by May 31, 2022 0 comments

Since the beginning of the lockdown, work-from-home has become a new normal worldwide. Even in 2022 when lockdowns are getting more lenient day by day and life is getting back to normal, many people keep working from home due to convenience. Many employees across industries worldwide have opted for long-term work-from-home due to increased productivity, the comfort of home, time-saving on travel, and work-life balance. So, the work-from-home setups are still an important need for many. Especially for freelancers, whose productivity depends on their personal work ethics, it is very important to have a reliable computing device to back them up. The debate is whether to choose a desktop or laptop for home. Here’s some advice on what to look for.

Laptops are good due to their mobility and inbuilt battery, but many people may not be comfortable with them if they have heavy-duty computing to do. Plus, they have a smaller screen size that may not be comfortable if you just need to work from the comfort of your home. This is where a desktop makes more sense. Desktops are typically more powerful and also come with more upgradability features.

What to Look for in a Desktop

If you are looking for basic office work, which includes coding, web building, digital marketing, and basic office apps and cloud apps, then you should go with a mid-range CPU, like an Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5. If you have a future plan to move towards heavy processing tasks, like VFX, graphics designing, data analytics, machine learning, AI apps, etc., then go for a Ryzen 7 or Intel Core i7 or i9 CPUs.

Your system must accompany ample RAM—8 GB minimum and 16 GB recommended. M.2 SSDs are a must. Do not opt for options that offer HDD as the primary storage device. You can also look for WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity at the time of buying a pre-built system.

Always go for a pre-built PC that comes with an Operating system pre-installed. Look for an on-site warranty, service centers in the locality, and build-quality certification at the time of buying a pre-built PC. HP Business Desktops come with military-grade certifications and HP has the highest number of service centers in India.

Custom or Pre-built PC?

Getting a pre-built system is easier than building a custom PC. You do not have to worry about each component, its compatibility, etc. Even the Operating system will come pre-installed and configured. All you have to do is play & play. Such pre-built PCs come from OEM brands and offer a decent deal along with warranty services and after-sales support. So, if you are not tech-savvy, and do not want to put effort into installing, configuring, and building a PC from scratch, you should go with this option. Check out the HP EliteDesk 800 G6 MT which comes with Intel i7 and i9 CPU with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and Windows 11. Upgradability features like discreet support for Nvidia GPUs, Intel Optane drive support, RAM upgradability up to 128 GB, storage upgradability up to 2TB, and 11 USB ports you will be ready for anything,

The best part is the device comes with 3 years warranty, HP after-sales support, Energy star 8.0 certification, EPEAT Gold, and MIL-STD TCO certifications. If you think an all-in-one PC looks more aesthetic and it will complement your setup, then you can surely check out the HP 200 G4 AiO PC. With a 21.5-inch display, you will get an Intel Core i5 CPU, 1TB storage, and 8GB RAM. With the inbuilt acoustic speakers and webcam, you get 3 years onsite warranty for just 60,000 INR.


This has become critical ever since work from home has become commonplace. Remember, your PC is no longer protected by the safe firewalls of your office. Hackers and cyber criminals are nowadays targeting professionals working from home as they’re easier to penetrate than a corporate firewall. THEREFORE, your PC must have sufficient security features to keep it safe from them. Look for the security features offered by your PC provider and choose what’s relevant for your work setup.

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