PC Buyer's Guide - current systems

4K Gaming PC - October 2017

24 October 2017 - 13:00

4K monitors are getting cheaper and cheaper, while their sharpness can't be matched by normal displays. Graphics cards have to render four times as many pixels to drive a 4K display compared to a 'normal' Full HD panel, while the game textures are only getting more detailed. In short: you need real horse power to game in 4K. A fast processor and especially a graphics card is a must. However, th...

4K Video Editing PC - December 2017

17 December 2017 - 13:00

A few years ago, your PC just couldn't be fast enough for digital video processing. By now every average PC is able to process Standard Definition (PAL 720x576) as well as HD Ready, but technology doesn't stand still. By now just about every smartphone can record in Full HD and the new frontier is Ultra HD, also known as 4K. This resolution and the 'accompanying' codec HEVC / H.265 require serious...

All-round Deluxe PC - November 2017

16 November 2017 - 13:00

The all-round Deluxe PC will last you a few years without requiring any upgrades. It is a bit more expensive, but is very complete as well. Using the internet, gaming, business applications, photo and video editing - all of these are possible on a good all-round PC, and you should never feel that you are lacking in performance for any of those activities. This means a good processor and graphic...

Budget Game PC - December 2017

16 December 2017 - 13:00

The Hardware.Info Budget Game PC Advice has a balanced configuration for playing video games, without having to spend too much. The components have been selected to offer the best bang for your buck. That means you cannot always expect the highest settings, resolution and frame rate, but at the same time you should be able to play all modern games in Full HD resolution without making huge conce...

Christmas special: Ultimate PC - December 2017

26 December 2017 - 04:59

The Ultimate PC is a PC Advice from the past, but we still get regularly requests to publish an ultimate system. Just like past year, we gathered the most ultimate components for this Christmas special. With an unlimited budget, the fantasy of one will stop far earlier than that of another, so there are many different options. This is the Ultimate PC that the editors of Hardware.Info would like...

Entry-level PC - November 2017

7 November 2017 - 13:00

Our guidelines for the Entry-level PC category are as follows. The entire computer system, excluding OS, should not exceed £420. Its primary, but not only, function is to provide a smooth and enjoyable online experience. This means that the cheapest processors won’t be enough, as modern web pages and internet applications do demand some processing power. Additionally, the system has to be able...

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