The Best Desktop PCs For Your Business In 2018
Every modern business needs computers to function. Unfortunately, computers are often a mystery to many business owners and managers, which makes it difficult to buy the right kind for your company. Desktop PCs come in a range of models, from all-in-ones to mini PCs, so there’s a lot to choose from. For performance in a business setting, these are the best desktop PCs for your business in 2018.
The Microsoft Surface Studio has excellent build quality and is one of your best options if you work in the design industry but don’t want Macs. It comes with a powerful 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with up to 32 GB of RAM and a generous 1 to 2 TB of storage space. It comes standard with NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics cards for stunning visual displays and performance. The Surface Studio can shift heights and angles to turn from a desktop into a studio drawing board.
Apple iMac Pro
After years of offering the regular iMac, Apple has now released a professional version that makes for a beautiful and powerful workstation. If your business does lots of creative work, such as graphic design or video editing, Macs are often the best choice due to their dominance in the field. The iMac Pro provides up to 18 cores of processing power for true, professional-grade performance. This is without a doubt one of the most powerful business PCs on the market, and the most powerful Mac yet.
HP ProDesk 400 G4 Tower
The HP ProDesk 400 G4 Tower looks stunning in modern offices and provides plenty of processing power to get work done. This desktop can be customized to meet your needs, and offers processors ranging from the basic i3 to the more powerful i7. Intel Octane memory is optional and significantly improves speed and responsiveness. The ProDesk has a total of eight USB ports and optional Bluetooth connectivity. It’s a scalable machine to grow with your business, and has a 27% smaller chassis than previous models to take up less space.
Dell OptiPlex 3050 Micro
Dell has a solid history of providing quality, well-supported desktops for business use. The Dell OptiPlex 3050 Micro is a small, slim machine that won’t take up much space on a desk. It is a basic machine at a great price for regular business functions such as e-mail, word processing and more. Four GB of RAM lets your employees run multiple programs at once without processing slowing down. If you need to provide PCs to a lot of employees at once for regular business functions, this PC is a solid option.
Remember that it is very easy to overbuy hardware and thus spend money you could be saving. Getting underpowered computers is just as problematic because you will be forced to upgrade much more quickly. When shopping for business desktop PCs, always consider what it will be used for and what your business needs are. The right machines, however, can boost your company’s productivity to get things done faster and more efficiently.
Josh Gruss is the Chairman, CEO and founder of Round Hill Music. Prior to founding Round Hill Music, from 2002 to 2009, Mr. Gruss worked at Gruss Asset Management where he held various positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as a Partner and member of the investment and executive committees.