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PCR’s guide to the latest desktop PCs

Whether you’re looking to stock machines for people needing massive computing power, or small form factor PCs that can save valuable desk space, here are some of the best desktops on the market.

Shuttle XPC DS10 Series

Specs: 200(L) x 165(W) x 39.5(H) mm, available with Celeron 4205U, Core i3- 8145U, Core i5-8265U and Core i7-8565U, up to 32 GB of DDR4 SO-DIMM RAM, 1x 2.5’’ drive and 1x M.2-2280 NVMe, dual- 4K display (2x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI 2.0), 8x USB, 2x Gigabit-LAN, WLAN ac and Bluetooth, external 65W PSU

“The DS10-series comprises four fanless PCs, each with a 1.3-litre metal chassis and support for two digital video outputs and one analog D-Sub/VGA connector. The built-in processors stand for energy efficiency and deliver performance for playback of media in 4K quality. Any of them are barebones PCs and require memory, HDD/SSD or an M.2 drive to be installed. All models are approved for 24/7 nonstop operation and target professional applications such as office, digital signage or industry.”

Contact: CI Distribution, GNR:Tech, Terra

Lenovo ThinkStation P330

Specs: Intel Core i5-9500, 6-Core 4.40GHz turbo processor, Intel UHD Graphics 630, 8GB memory, 256GB SSD.

“Mission-critical tasks require superior reliability and powerful performance; the ThinkStation P330 leads on both counts and does it with exceptional all-around value. Right-sized for any environment, the P330 is smaller. It can save more space across every industry – from engineering and architecture to finance and medical – without sacrificing any of the clean, functional design that makes hardware upgrades so simple for IT staff.”

Contact: Spire Technology

ASUS ROG STRIX GA15

Specs: AMD Ryzen R7 APU, Nvidia GeForce RTX2060 Super, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, bundled mouse and keyboard.

“Give yourself a competitive edge in esports with the arena-ready ROG Strix GA15. Designed inside and out for superior gameplay with top notch cooling, this compact Windows 10 Pro gaming desktop uses up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER graphics card and an AMD Ryzen 7 3800X CPU to deliver fluid visuals at high frame rates.”

Contact: Exertis

ECS EliteGroup Liva Q2

Specs: Fanless form factor, 4GB RAM, 32GB EMMC, Windows 10 Home, HDMI, USB3.0 and USB2.0 ports.

“Billed as the ‘smallest 4K PC in the World’, the ECS EliteGroup Liva Q2 Micro PC packs a 4K punch with tiny, fanless form factor (just 7cm x 7cm x 3.5cm). Powered by Intel’s Gemini Lake N4000 processor, it also comes with 4GB RAM and 32GB EMMC storage with an additional SD card slot for expansion as well as Windows 10 Home. Connectivity comes via HDMI, USB3.0 and USB2.0 ports, LAN and wireless. An extremely powerful discreet PC that would be perfect as the home media centre, business machine or boardroom display.”

Contact: Target Components

Zoostorm Delta L7 PC

Specs: Intel Core i5-9400F 6 Core, 6 Thread CPU, 8GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM, 480GB M.2 SSD, Windows 10 Pro, Asus H310M-A R2.0.

“This is a brand new ultra-small form factor system assembled in our 7-litre chassis. This is a versatile Intel i5 spec system which is great for multitasking and more demanding workloads. Featuring a generous 480GB Solid State Drive and multi monitor support, this system is a perfect desktop for home users, small businesses and education customers.”

Contact: VIP UK

Shuttle XPC NC10 Series

Specs: 142(L) x 142(W) x 42(H) mm, available with Celeron 4205U, Core i3-8145U, Core i5-8265U and Core i7-8565U, up to 32 GB of DDR4 SO-DIMM RAM, 1x 2.5’’ drive and 1x M.2-2280 NVMe, dual- 4K display (1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI 2.0), 4x USB (1x USB-C), Gigabit-LAN, WLAN, external 65W PSU

“The 4th generation of Shuttle’s XPC nano series brings four models based on Intel’s power-saving Whiskey Lake-U processors ranging from Celeron to Core i7. All models offer two digital outputs for 4K displays at 60 Hz. One 2.5” drive (max. height 15 mm) and one M.2-2280 NVMe SSD card can be installed. Network connections include Intel Gigabit- LAN and wireless LAN. One serial port indicates what the NC10 series is intended for: digital signage, control and POS applications.”

Contact: CI Distribution, GNR:Tech, Terra

Target AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Specs: 3 RGB fans, tempered glass panels, MSI GTX1650 graphics, ASRock B450M-HDV motherboard, AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.6GHz hexacore processor.

“Designed using the free-to-use In-Store PC Builder and built by Target, this great value gaming/home PC features 3 RGB fans, tempered glass panels, an MSI GTX1650 graphics card alongside an ASRock B450M-HDV motherboard and AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.6GHz hexacore processor. With 16GB Patriot Viper Steel Series DDR4 3200MHz memory, 240GB WD Green M.2 SSD, 1TB WD Blue HDD and 3 year warranty, there’s plenty of futureproofing, making it an ideal PC for the whole family.”

Contact: Target Components

Lenovo V530S SFF

Specs: Small form factor, Intel Core i5-9400 processor, Intel UHD graphics 630, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Professional 64-bit.

“The V530s offers the convenience of four forward- facing, easy-to-access USB ports, and its large chassis fits practically anywhere in the office – easy to use, easy to move. Improve productivity with fast, responsive processors, memory, and storage – perfect for multitasking. And it’s convenient for your employees that need easy access to connect peripherals. The V530s desktop’s integrated firmware, TPM 2.0, encrypts your data and your passwords.”

Contact: Spire Technology

Zoostorm Delta AIO L1

Specs: Intel Core i3-9100 4 Core, 4 Thread CPU, 8GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM, 240GB M.2 SSD, Windows 10 Pro, BenQ GL2460BH 24” 1080p FHD Monitor, All-in- one VESA Stand Solution, WIFI.

“This is our smallest system which ships as part of a complete desktop solution. Featuring an Intel i3 9100 high frequency quad core processor which feels snappy in Windows. This system mounts on the rear of our VESA monitor stand and ships with a BENQ GL2460BH 24” business monitor and Zoostorm keyboard and mouse for a full all in one desktop solution with the ability to add a second monitor.”

Contact: VIP UK

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