Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Desktop Computers

As the name suggests, a desktop computer is a personal computer that is placed over the desk. Due to its three different parts that are comparatively big in size, the desktop computers are not portable. Both individuals and the corporates make use of desktop PCs. Desktop computers are high on its features. An added benefit of desktop computers is that it can be upgraded and updated very easily.  Though its size gives rise to compactness issues, it serves the purpose of all round high configuration computer usage. The

motherboard is a key component of the desktop computer. It connects with other computer accessories like the display screen, keyboard, mouse, speakers, printer, DVD-ROM etc to increase its utility and perform variable duties.

The Desktop Computers can be broadly divided into three main types. They include: Desktop computer, Work Stations, and Gaming PCs. The general Desktop computer systems are those that are generally used at home or in the office. Workstations are those computers designed for self operation. They have a mirror hard disk for their back up. In order to run multi user operating systems, they are connected to a local area network (LAN). They are more like a server for many computers, tend to integrate multiple computers.  As the name suggests, the gaming compu

ters are specifically built to play computer games. The games can be played at comparatively high resolutions than domestic computers. To give enhanced gaming satisfaction these computers feature extraordinary exteriors and technically advanced components.

When users opt to buy desktop computers, each person has a different set of demands. Therefore to deliver the best desktop computer that serves the users needs, mostly desktop computers are separately assembled. Such desktop computers are called the assembled ones. In this type of computers, the best components available in the market are put together to deliver the best desktop computer with the best combinations. However in such cases care should be taken, to ensure that all the added components are compatible with the motherboard configuration. In most cases, drivers are added into the system to support all kinds of accessories.

Desktops can be made use of for different purposes with minor changes in its settings. For eg: it can be attached to powerful speakers and can be switched into a home theater system. By adding an external hard disk, it can be made a huge storage device for all the documentation and entertainment files. Thus a desktop computer can be used as the user wants.The assembled ones are more popular in the local market than the branded ones.

But nevertheless, the branded ones offer more security and good after sales service. So it is upon the user to fix the price when he decides to buy a desktop computer, as an assembly of chic accessories and high configuration could cost a desktop far more than a laptop or a branded desktop computer.

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