A budget laptop can still deliver surprisingly fast performance with a range of extra features. A good choice if you expect to only use your laptop for word-processing and simple applications, and don't have to carry it around too much.You should look for:

  • A reasonable dual core processor anything above 1.8Ghz will be more than enough.
  • At least 1gb of RAM, 2 is desirable.
  • At least a 160GB Hard Drive.
  • Integrated Graphics Card.
  • DVD-RW Drive.
  • 15 inch Display.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.

These compact laptops are ideal for the business traveller or for someone who is regularly on the move. Some of the smallest weigh less than two kilos; yet still offer good performance and memory. You should look for:

  • A reasonable dual core processor anything above 2GHz will be more than enough.
  • At least 2GB of RAM.
  • At least a 160GB hard drive.
  • Integrated Graphics card.
  • DVD-RW Drive.
  • The screensize should reflect your needs, trading portability and usability.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.

These are laptops for the most demanding users - but users that don't mind a larger size of computer. Desktop replacements are not designed for commuting or regular travel. Instead they can offer everything from digital TV recording and online gaming to video editing and multimedia storage. Most laptops are now widescreen which is perfect for watching films, playing games and using software with positionable toolbars. You'll probably need a larger hard drive to store all of your information. You should look for:

  • A high-end quad core processor.
  • 4GB-6GB RAM.
  • 500GB+ hard drive.
  • Graphics card with at least 256MB memory.
  • 15-inch display or larger.
  • DVD-RW drive.
  • Multimedia connections, FireWire, HDMI, Bluetooth.
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional or possibly even Ultimate.

We have a wide range of peripherals for your new desktop computer in stock; if for some reason we don't, we can order them in for you.

  • Webcams
  • USB Flash Drives
  • Speakers
  • Headphones/Headset

and much more...


We offer 12 months parts and labour for any laptop.

What you need to know!


The processor (or CPU) is the brain of the machine, controlling all aspects of the desktop computer and greatly influencing the speed. The speed of a desktop PC processor is measured in Gigahertz (GHz) and faster the processors the better it can handle the things you ask it to do.You can also opt for processors with more than one core, this will often result in things getting done quicker if you or the software you use does more than one thing at once. There are two main manufacturers of processors for desktop PCs - Intel and AMD. Each manufacturer has different models:

  • Intel Celeron - for basic tasks and performance
  • AMD Sempron - for basic tasks and performane
  • Intel Pentium - General performance
  • AMD Athlon - General performance
  • Intel Dual/Quad Core and "i" series - High-end performance
  • AMD Phenom Dual/Triple/Quad/X6 (Six Core) - High-end performance

Memory is temporary storage used by programs and files currently running on your computer. Memory is known as RAM, or Random Access Memory, and needs power to be able to store information. So, when your computer is switched off, the information is forgotten about. Memory or RAM is not to be confused with your hard drive; that's permanent storage for programs and files. Memory is measured in Megabytes (MB) and Gigabytes (GB).

Hard Drives

Desktop computers generally offer more hard drive space than laptops. The size of your hard drive is important if you want to store lots of music and videos, photos, games, software etc.

Optical Drives

Optical drives are the tray drives in the front or side of a computer, similar to those found on your stereo or DVD player. Drives allow you to load and install software and write (or "burn") data to a disc. New computers usually have a DVD-RW drive. Optical drives come in many formats:

  • CD-ROM - only reads CDs
  • CD-RW - Record and play CDs
  • DVD-ROM - reads CDs and DVDs
  • DVD RW - Record and play CDs and DVDs
Operating Systems

An operating system is what allows you to use applications and generally access all of the information you have on your computer. By far the most popular operating system in the world is Microsoft Windows, the most recent of which is Microsoft Windows 7 but others you may have heard of include, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

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