The Best Home Office Setups in 2022 (2023)

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A home office setup is important, but it shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg to help you make the most of your work from home experience. We’ve taken a look at the best home office accessories for every price range. Whether you’re looking to upgrade every element of your workspace or just pick up a few ease-of-life necessities — from your seat to your screen, we’ve got you covered.

Before we get started, consider your needs and the equipment you’d like to bring into your home carefully. In our experience, the right accessories can make or break your work from home experience. For example, do you like the idea of a dual work and play desk station that couples as a gaming rig? If you have a lot of PC accessories, you may find that a USB-Hub is useful for consolidating your cords into a clean, user-friendly desk space. If you often find yourself traveling for work, will any of your accessories need to pick up and go with you? Do you often do creative development which needs higher-quality monitors in order to make the most of your editing software? These are important considerations which can truly set products — and price ranges — apart.

Most importantly, if you’re using this equipment for long periods of time, be mindful of important features like ergonomic design. This is particularly important not only for your comfort but your prolonged health and well-being, designed to stop repetitive stress injuries before they even begin to bother you.

Best Budget Setup

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What We Like

  • Full-size keyboard

  • Minimalist ergonomic designs

  • LG Monitor features HD color and wide screen viewing angles

  • Flicker Safe technology and Reader Mode optimize display to reduce blue light

What We Don't Like

  • Seat height isn’t adjustable

  • LG Monitor sells out quickly

  • Keyboard wrist pad is sold separately

DeskHome Office Desk from Inbox Zero
ChairOffice Star ProGrid Visitors Chair
MonitorLG 32’’ IPS HD Monitor
MouseAnker Ergonomic Wired Mouse
KeyboardDell Multimedia Keyboard
USB-C HUBAnker USB C Hub

While working from home may be the new normal, spending a fortune on a home office setup doesn’t have to come with the package. For just under $450, you can build a complete and modern home office.

First and foremost, you’ll need a desk, and Inbox Zero’s office desk is a minimalist way to carve out a workspace without breaking the bank. While it doesn’t include any additional storage space, it sits comfortably at 28.3 inches x 55.1 inches x 23.6 inches and generally retails for $100 or less. It’s not only wide enough to support a laptop, full-size keyboard, and monitor, but it’s able to do so without feeling cramped and intrusive.

The next necessity is a comfortable chair that provides support throughout the workday, and Office Star’s ProGrid Visitors chair is a great compromise between comfort, quality, and your budget. Office Star’s chair features a cozy, plush cushion, built-in armrests, a sturdy titanium frame that’s rated for up to 250 pounds, and includes a comfortable mesh backing. While the seat height on the ProGrid isn’t adjustable and it doesn’t swivel, its price-point is friendly enough that we’re willing to overlook these shortcomings thanks to its comfortable, no-frills design.

A quality monitor is a must-have piece of office equipment. If you’re looking to expand your setup to include one, the LG 32’’ IPS HD Monitor is an excellent contender. Equipped with Flicker Safe and a Reader Mode, the LG monitor is capable of reducing on-screen flickering and blue light, widely considered sources of eye strain. This renders the on-screen environment so that it’s more akin to paper — and much friendlier for your retinas. Its large display also makes viewing documents and windows side-by-side a cinch.

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With the major components out of the way, that just leaves the accessories. Compatible with Mac and Windows devices, the Anker is an ergonomically designed mouse that’s both user-friendly and budget-friendly, generally retailing for around $20. Capitalizing on the “handshake” position for your wrist and arms, it aims to prevent repetitive stress injuries before pain occurs. Its wired USB connection means you never have to worry about running low on a charge. One drawback to the Anker, however, is it is not designed with left-handed individuals in mind.

The Dell multimedia keyboard is a great entry-level, full-size keyboard for the home office. At 17.4 inches x 5 inches x 1 inches, it is large but it won’t dominate your desk compared to other full-size keyboards. Chiclet keys ensure a softer and more comfortable typing experience. Its wired, USB connection means you never have to worry about a low battery. A palm rest is available for separate purchase, for added comfort, although it costs as much as the keyboard itself.

Last, but certainly not least, you’ll need a way to connect all your components. The Anker USB C Hub is designed to connect up to four USB 3.0 compatible devices through one USB-C port. These supported devices include keyboards, mice, headphones, and other PC accessories, so that you never have to pick and choose what devices you want to use at a given time. This is a must-have accessory for cable management enthusiasts. One drawback to its design, unfortunately, is the Anker USB C Hub has an insufficient power supply to maintain a stable connection to power-hungry devices, such as external hard drives.

Anker has replicated its successful wireless vertical mouse in a wired model, and it's just as good. As expected, it's a few dollars cheaper, and the nearly five-foot cable is long enough for almost every desk and computer setup.” —David Dean, Product Tester

Best Mid-Tier Setup

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What We Like

  • Swivel chair includes adjustable height and tilt options

  • Curved screen for reduced eye strain and increased efficiency

  • Desk includes free-standing, modular cabinet for clutter-free storage

  • Mouse and keyboard can toggle between multiple connected devices

What We Don't Like

  • Drawers aren’t very sturdy

  • Hyper Scrolling middle mouse feature isn’t a great fit for all users

DeskBrenton Studio X-Cross Desk and File Set
ChairBrenton Studio Jaxby Mid-Back Task Chair
DesktopSamsung C32HG70 32" HDR QLED Curved Gaming Monitor
MouseLogitech M720 Triathlon
KeyboardLogitech MX Keys
USB-C HubKingston Nucleum USB-C Hub

While $450 can get you up and running with a stylish, minimalist design, investing $1,000 offers a big step up in terms of storage, built-in features, and it allows you to splurge where it counts: the monitor.

The X-Cross Desk and File set is a modernist desk and cabinet pairing from Brenton Studio, known for creating reliable office furniture for any price range. Generally listed for about $160, the desk and storage combo may often be found retailing on sale for less. Its sturdy, metal minimalist frame, combined with the free-standing modular storage cabinet — which can be placed either beside the desk or underneath it if space is a premium — make it a surefire winner. While the drawers themselves are made of fabric, and just a touch on the wobbly side, they’ll cover most storage needs nicely. As a bonus, the free-standing cabinet may be repurposed as a printer stand for additional efficiency gains.

What better pairing for Brenton’s Studio’s X-Cross Desk and File set than their own Jaxby Mid-Back Task chair, a shoulder-height chair featuring a swivel design that’s not only comfortable, but it is both height and tilt adjustable. If you like to shift, scoot, and move about at your desk, the swivel design is a huge leap up in comfort from the Office Star ProGrid Visitors chair. Assembly doesn’t take long, although it’s worth noting that while the instructions themselves are user-friendly and simple, following them can be a bit tricky when it comes to aligning the arms properly. One drawback to the design, however, is the Jaxby’s arms are notably in a fixed position.

As with most monitors, the Samsung C32HG70 32’’ HDR QLED curved gaming monitor is the most expensive part of the mid-tier home office setup, apart from the laptop or Mac itself. Combined with its low input lag, excellent refresh rate of 144 Hz, and FreeSync support, this monitor can work hard and play hard. The curved design is not only immersive, but it helps ensure you're always at an optimal viewing distance — so you can maximize efficiency while keeping eye strain to a minimum. Proprietary HDR QLED technology ensures that every dot delivers a wide range of colors, including rich dark blacks and crisp bright whites, for a more extreme, lifelike on-screen experience. The stand offers two points of movement thanks to its elbow-style joint, so you can adjust the tilt, swivel, and rotate the display as-needed to create your optimal viewing angle. Because of its curved design, we’d recommend it works best if it’s the only monitor in-use.

The Logitech M720 Triathlon mouse and the MX Keys full-size keyboard complete the shift to a wireless home office, so cable management woes are a thing of the past. Meticulously designed, comfortable, and including built-in programmable customization options — so you can create your own shortcuts for efficiency gains and to maximize your workflow — but the Triathlon and MX Keys are both compatible with up to three paired devices.

For those looking to bridge any extra connections, the Kingston Nucleum USB-C hub is portable, user-friendly, and versatile. Including SD and MicroSD card readers, a USB-C power port, a USB-C port, two USB-A 3.1 ports, and a 4K HDMI port, the Nucleum can comfortably connect a laptop to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. The sheek, silver design offers not only a quality accessory for your home office but a perfect match when paired with the silver chassis of a MacBook Pro or an Asus Chromebook. The Nucleum doesn’t need power to run, so if you’re in a pinch and without a power supply, you can still use it to project, type, or move your mouse around as needed. Most importantly, however, the Nucleum includes power-pass through technology, which means you can keep your connected devices charged throughout the day while you’re using them, too.

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The Logitech M720 Triathlon is all about compatibility. It can pair with tons of different devices and operating systems beyond your iPad, making it a one-size-fits-all solution to your home office.” — Emmeline Kaser, Product Researcher

Best High-End Setup

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What We Like

  • Monitor features gorgeous 4K resolution

  • Steelcase Gesture ships fully assembled

  • Sturdy, power-lifting electric desk design makes for easy height adjustability

  • Keyboard is fully programmable, including macros, secondary functions, and shortcuts

DeskApexDesk Elite Series 71" Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk
ChairSteelcase Gesture Office Chair
MonitorDell UltraSharp 32’’ 4K Monitor
MouseLogitech MX Master 3
KeyboardRazer Pro Type
USB HUBElgato ThunderBolt 3 Mini Dock

While $1,000 will situate you with equipment that comes with built-in features, extra storage, and at a higher quality, investing up to $3,000 for a high-end setup may be a steep bump up in price, but this setup will cover your needs for years to come thanks to the no compromises, quality investment.

First, the ApexDesk Elite Series 71" Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk offers excellent bang for your buck if you’re looking for a high quality motorized standing desk at an affordable price, especially considering other quality, electric adjustable desks can easily cost twice as the ApexDesk—or more. It’s available in a range of six colors, including American walnut and red apple, and it sports a matte, scratch-resistant finish. Rated for up to 225 pounds, it’s got plenty of space for mounting extra screens as well as for placing all your PC accessories. Set up to four customizable height options so you can change up the pace at your workstation with a variety of positions without breaking a sweat. Because of the minimalist nature of this desk’s design, a USB hub to help organize cables will be essential for anyone looking to bring home an ApexDesk.

The difference between an affordable and a high-end office chair has never been more clear than with the Gesture, a surefire winner from Steelcase. From the snug, super-soft cushion which ensures comfort from edge-to-edge, a sturdy aluminum base, and up to 400 pound weight capacity, the Gesture fits a wide range of user’s needs. Combined with a specially constructed back and seat design, it’s a unique, synchronized system that’s devised to best support you in the upright position. While it does have a few plastic panels, these aren’t the hallmarks of cheap construction so much as an intentional one, instead providing more flexibility of movement or covering unattractive metal parts of the chair. It also includes several tilt-limiting settings so you can lock into preferred positions quickly and easily. The arms in particular have a wide adjustment range which helps them move in a more life-like manner, conforming to your every movement as you type, take notes, or dominate your opponents on the field of battle in the latest Star Wars: Squadrons game. While the Gesture is a wonderful home office tool, it may not be the best fit for taller users due to limited height adjustment settings.

The Dell UltraSharp 32’’ produces beautiful 3840 x 2160 4K IPS picture quality for clean, crisp true-to-life images that blend seamlessly into its InfinityEdge design. It has plenty of space for multiple work windows, so multitaskers can tackle the day with ease. The UltraSharp includes several different visual modes, including Desktop HDR, Reference, Game HDR, and Movie HDR, so you can quickly and easily switch gears between projects and ensure vibrant on-screen picture quality when you do, whether you’re watching the latest 4K movies or dabbling in video and photo editing. Dell’s glare reducing technology ensures the monitor performs well in bright rooms, as always, but some users report challenges with dark room performance as well as with gaming performance. Although the monitor claims to be flicker-free, Lifewire’s shown that it does feature a high-frequency flicker and wobble in our own product testing, although you can tweak the backlight settings in the display to help counter the issue if it’s bothersome.

Devised for creatives and coders who run a multitude of various apps at a time, the Logitech MX Master 3 is a high-end productivity mouse designed with more technical workers in mind. It boasts that it’s able to help you work faster, more precisely, and quietly, which could make this a must-have for anyone who prefers to hop online early or stay up late. Whether you’re working on one laptop or you’re taking advantage of the MX Master 3’s easy-switch abilities to switch between up to three paired machines, it’s got you covered. You can create app-specific customizations across an array of programs, gaining time back in your day by using shortcuts for editing content in apps such as Photoshop or Microsoft PowerPoint.

The Razer Pro Type is an excellent wireless mechanical keyboard that's great for office use and productivity, but we suspect it’d fit nicely into any gamer’s household as well thanks to its high customizability and ease of use. This full-size keyboard can connect up to four devices at once and switch between them with ease thanks to Bluetooth and this keyboard’s USB unifying receiver. The keyboard is fully programmable, including macros, secondary functions, and shortcuts. One caveat is that the programming that drives this high customizability is powered by Synapse 3 software, which isn’t compatible with devices outside of the Windows family.

Finally, for a home office hub, you’ll want to consider the Elgato ThunderBolt 3 mini dock which brings everything together with transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps. The dock includes connections for the Thunderbolt 3 cable, HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity, an USB 3.1 port and an ethernet connection. The dock is compatible with both Mac and Windows devices. It’s capable of extending your display on up to two 4K monitors at 60 Hz each, although it can support a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz on lower resolutions if it’s needed. The dock is also HDCP compliant, as an additional perk.

“The Dell U3219Q is a solid choice for those who need a 4K monitor for work or the office, but it isn’t a good idea for gamers due to motion issues.”Zach Sweat, Product Tester

The Logitech MX Master 3 is built for the user who needs a wireless mouse that offers control over a bevy of buttons, application-specific functions, and connectivity with multiple machines.” — Yoona Wagener, Product Tester

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Emily Isaacs is a Chicago-based technology writer who's been teaming-up with Lifewire since 2019. Her areas of expertise include video games, consumer technology, and gadgets.

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FAQs

What you should have at home office? ›

Here's a list of home office essentials to consider purchasing:
  • Computer. Many jobs require the use of a computer to perform the necessary responsibilities. ...
  • Ergonomic or standing desk. ...
  • Office chair. ...
  • High-speed internet. ...
  • Monitor. ...
  • Wireless mouse and mousepad. ...
  • Wireless keyboard. ...
  • Noise-canceling headphones with a microphone.

How do I maximize home office space? ›

14 Tips to Maximize Space in Your Small Home Office
  1. Select the Right Space. ...
  2. Plan your Workspace. ...
  3. Hire a Designer ...
  4. Clear Out Distractions ...
  5. Use Vertical Storage. ...
  6. Install Dividers for Your Drawers. ...
  7. Keep Your Wires and Cords Under Control. ...
  8. Rely Less on Paper.
2 Sept 2020

How much RAM do I need for a home office? ›

How Much RAM Do You Need? You will need at least 2 GB of RAM to use basic programs like Microsoft Word or surf the web. However, you should have at least 4 GB of RAM if you want to use newer apps. You might need 8-16 GB of RAM or more if you do lots of multitasking or use intensive programs.

Where should a desk be placed in a home office? ›

A properly placed desk

Place your desk as close to a natural light source as possible. You should also place your desk as close to a natural light source as possible. Some like to face the window, but if that proves too distracting, put the desk perpendicular to it.

Should my desk face the window? ›

The basic rule is that the workstation should face the entrance door; however, some people prefer to have a good view and place their desk in front of window on the opposite end. That makes it so much easier to take a short break by looking out the window at the beautiful environment.

What color should a home office be? ›

Gray is a color that feels balanced, does not distract and easily coordinates with other office furniture or colorful accessories. When the need to focus is essential, neutrals create a non-distracting background. Try using warm shades of brown, taupe or sand keep walls from feeling ho-hum dreary.

What makes a productive home office? ›

The best home offices are well-lit, quiet areas that are separate from the main living areas. This helps employees who work from home achieve a work-life balance.

How do I create a productive workspace at home? ›

Working from Home? 5 Ways to Create a Productive Workspace
  1. Fill your space with natural light. The Harvard Business Review lists natural light as the number one office perk. ...
  2. Find your ideal noise level. ...
  3. Choose a scent. ...
  4. Keep your space and your routine organized. ...
  5. Get dressed.
30 Dec 2020

How do you make a small office with no windows look bigger? ›

Reflective surfaces, such as mirrors and TVs, are an easy technique to create the illusion that a small space is large. These surfaces are also capable of mimicking a window, making a space feel brighter by reflecting and refracting light.

Is it better to have more RAM or storage? ›

By adding more memory, your slow computer that struggles to perform multiple tasks at once will experience faster recall speeds. Upgrading your storage is the best solution if your computer still has an HDD, as most computers now come with an SSD due to the clear performance benefits.

How much RAM do I need for 2022? ›

If you are using a computer or laptop for all these things, 4GB to 8GB RAM is enough for you. The majority of the devices are equipped with 4GB RAM. However, if you want better performance, you can upgrade your RAM to 8GB. It will be enough for basic gaming as well.

Is 64GB RAM overkill 2022? ›

For gamers, 64GB is certainly overkill: 16GB will be fine for new title releases in the near future. It's what else is on your PC hoovering up the memory that might require it.

Which direction should my desk face? ›

East. the best direction to face, for peak work performance and all round mind-body integration. Next best is facing North. South and West are considered unfavourable and should be avoided where possible.

Which way should your desk face? ›

It is normally the rule of thumb to have the desk facing the entryway door, but some would rather have a nice view and face the exterior window which may be on the opposite side. This definitely makes it easier to give your brain a mental break by enjoying the nice scenery outside of the window.

Should my desk be against the wall? ›

If you rarely use your desk, it would be better to situate it in the corner of a room or next to a wall. However, if the desk is the most-used item in a room, it would work well in the center of a room or against the wall. It is vital to situate a desk you frequently use in a comfortable spot.

How can I make my office look nice? ›

8 Tips for Decorating Your Office
  1. Keep it professional. Don't go overboard on the really personal items, and make sure to keep work front and centre. ...
  2. Keep it clean and functional. Don't clutter up your office space with too much stuff. ...
  3. Make it healthy. ...
  4. Make it comfortable.
16 Oct 2018

What should you keep on your desk for good luck? ›

Thinking of giving feng shui a shot? Get these items for your office desk for better luck, and a smoother time at work.
  • A Plant. What It Means: Different plants have different meanings but in general, plants represent and symbolise growth. ...
  • Mirrors. ...
  • Crystals Or Stones. ...
  • Water. ...
  • Lamps. ...
  • Wood. ...
  • Silver.
26 Jan 2017

What Colour desk should I get? ›

Apart from that, some of the best desk colors can be neutral pink, light blue, red, yellow, orange, and green. All of these colors impact the human mind positively. You will end up feeling refreshed when your eyes catch any of these colors around you.

Should your desk be in your bedroom? ›

Having a Desk in the Bedroom

In general, a bedroom isn't the most ideal location for a workspace because it can be hard to focus when you know your bed is right next to you. The bedroom should be a relaxing, rejuvenating space, and having your desk here can shift the energy from restful to stressful.

What is a calming color for home office? ›

"Soothing, earthy colors like greens and blues evoke a feeling of calm if you are looking to reduce stress. While light colors, such as warm whites, are great if you want to create a room free of distraction."

Which wall should be the accent wall in a home office? ›

In general, the right wall to accent is usually the first one that you see when you enter a room. You and your guests will always have it in view. 2. Look for other architectural clues, such as a fireplace, built-in bookcases, or architectural nooks.

What do people put in their offices? ›

Here's a list of 29 useful and fun desk items for your office:
  • Balance board. Balance boards can be great additions to a company or home office, especially if you like to work on your feet. ...
  • Heating pad. ...
  • Personal fan. ...
  • Notepad. ...
  • Clock. ...
  • Laptop stand. ...
  • Healthy snacks. ...
  • Small humidifier.

What is needed in a new office? ›

Technology & Communications
  • Computers, keyboards, mice.
  • Cables.
  • Computer Software such as MS Office.
  • Printers & Ink.
  • Photocopier/Scanner/Fax Machine.
  • Postal Equipment (if required) such as scales & stamps/franking machine.
  • Telephones.
  • Phone & Internet Line (shop around for the best deal!)
7 Nov 2014

What should I bring to a new office? ›

10 Essential Desk Items For Your First Office Job
  • A water bottle. Keep hydrated! ...
  • Storage container. De-clutter! ...
  • Mug warmer. Too busy to drink your early morning tea/coffee? ...
  • Coasters. ...
  • Organised office stationary. ...
  • Cleaning putty. ...
  • Personalised mug. ...
  • Contained cutlery.
22 Oct 2015

What is the best lighting for home office? ›

When designing a home office space, consider recessed office lighting. Recessed lights provide enough diffuse overhead light to illuminate the entire room but are direct enough to spotlight specific areas. Then layer in other lights, like a desk lamp, to provide more intense light where needed.

What makes a good workspace? ›

Ideal workspaces are those where people feel free to move around, don't feel tied to their desks, and create more opportunities for creative collaboration. That's where co-working spaces like ours come into play. Make a switch today to spaces that allow for privacy, collaboration, and networking.

What is the best plant for an office with no windows? ›

Aglaonemas are one of the best indoor plants for windowless rooms. They love low light and do well in home office lighting. Commonly known as Chinese Evergreen, these beginner-friendly plants come in many colours and are capable to brighten up any corner of your home office.

How can I decorate my home office with no windows? ›

Aside from lighting, mirrors are one of the most effective solutions for brightening a windowless space. Choose a floor-to-ceiling mirror to enhance your office design, and include well-placed mirrors that will best reflect sources of light for added brightness.

What are the specs for a good home computer? ›

The specs we'd suggest for a basic Windows 10 or Windows 11 machine:
  • Intel Core i5 (11th-, 12th-gen) or AMD Ryzen 5 (3000 or 5000 series)
  • Default integrated graphics (such as Intel 730 or baseline AMD Radeon)
  • 512GB or larger NVMe SSD drive.
  • 12GB of RAM or more (16GB preferred)
24 Aug 2022

What specs do I need for an office computer? ›

Minimum Requirements
Processor (CPU):Intel Core i3 (sixth generation or newer) or equivalent
Memory:8 GB RAM
Storage:500 GB internal storage drive
Monitor/Display:15" LCD monitor
Other:802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
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What specs should an office computer have? ›

Hardware information
Desktop
ProcessorIntel Core i7 Processor, 3.0 GHz, or better, with a TPM (trusted platform module) or Apple Silicon M1 or M2 family CPU required.
Memory16 GB
Monitor24″ Wide Flat-Panel display or bigger
GraphicsIntel HD integrated graphics, or discrete graphics card
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What should I look for when buying a computer for work? ›

Buying a new work computer? Here are 6 things to consider.
  1. Operating system. The first point of concern should be the operating system. ...
  2. Type. After the operating system, the device type — desktop, laptop, or maybe even tablet — should be the next point of order: ...
  3. Price. ...
  4. CPU. ...
  5. RAM. ...
  6. Storage.
12 Jul 2018

Is Dell or HP better? ›

It is clear that Dell laptops are the superior option when it comes to performance and reliability. HP laptops have excellent build quality, but their performance lags behind that of Dell laptops. In addition, HP's customer service is not as good as Dell's.

Which brand desktop computer is best? ›

If you're looking for the best desktop PC, we recommend the Dell XPS Desktop 8950. It's the best Dell desktop you can buy, sure, but its powerful Intel processor and optional discrete Nvidia or AMD graphics make it a perfect home computer no matter if you're gaming or getting some simple office tasks done.

What is the best computer 2022? ›

Looking for the best computer? Here are the top desktops, laptops, and more
  • Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (M1 Pro/Max, 2021) Best laptop. View now.
  • Dell XPS 15 (2021) The best Windows laptops. View now.
  • M1 iMac 24-inch. Best Mac. ...
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 2-in-1. Best Chromebook laptop. ...
  • Alienware Aurora Ryzen R14. Best gaming PC.
26 Jul 2022

What is the most important consideration when buying a desktop computer? ›

An important factor to consider when buying any PC is the processor. This is the heart of the machine, and it determines how fast your computer will be. The most important thing to look for in a processor is its clock speed, measured in GHz. The higher the clock speed, the faster your computer will be.

How powerful a computer do you really need? ›

A 1.3 GHz processor and 2 to 4 GB of RAM is sufficient for using the internet and watching Blu-ray movies. A 3.5 GHz processor and at least 8 GB of RAM are recommended for CPU-intensive gaming. Check the individual RAM, processor, and internet speed requirements for the programs you want to use.

What makes a good work PC? ›

Central Processing Unit (CPU)

At minimum, you want to find a computer with a dual-core CPU with a 2.5GHz speed. A dual-core CPU lets your computer focus on two operations simultaneously, so it comes in handy even if you just want to perform research online while taking notes on word processing software.

Which laptop processor is best for office work? ›

Intel's Core i7, Core i9, and Xeon lines and AMD's Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 chips have the highest, while Intel's Celeron and Pentium and AMD's Athlon have the lowest.

How much RAM do I need for a business laptop? ›

What is considered good memory for business laptops? Since most businesses only require essential office-work functions such as web browsing, emailing and drafting documents, 8GB of RAM is enough for most users. If you often run multiple programs and execute numerous tasks at once, then you might need 16GB or more.

How much RAM do you need? ›

Generally, we recommend 8GB of RAM for casual computer usage and internet browsing, 16GB for spreadsheets and other office programs, and at least 32GB for gamers and multimedia creators. How you use your computer influences how much RAM you need, so use this as a guideline.

What new computer should I buy? ›

Best Computer 2022 - Chosen by our experts
  • 1: Dell XPS 8940 Special Edition. The best computer: performance meets beauty and affordability. ...
  • 2: Lenovo Ideacentre Mini 5i. ...
  • 3: MSI MEG Aegis Ti5. ...
  • 4: iMac (24-inch, 2021) ...
  • 5: Corsair One i300. ...
  • 6: Mac Mini (M1, 2020) ...
  • 7: Lenovo Yoga A940. ...
  • 8: Mac Studio.
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