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Looking to find the best computer for your needs? Whether it’s for personal or business use, we’ve got all the answers! We took the time to look into several different computer options on the market. Comparing each of its performance in several different categories while also considering different budgets.


Lenovo IdeaCentre

Starting at $529.99

Screenshot of IdeaCentre computer

The IdeaCentre is a thin 22″ screen that fits easily in small spaces. Some of Lenovo IdeaCentre’s features include a high-quality webcam that works great for remote workers or others who use their computers for conference calls or other collaborative efforts, vivid display & speakers all built into a compact design.  The PC allows you to connect devices with all types of ports. Ports include: two USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 pots, two USB 2.0 ports and one HDMI-Out port.

Important tech specs:

  • 12th generation Intel Core i3-1215U Processor
  • Windows 11 Home
  • Integrated Intel UHD graphics
  • Display with two options: 21.5″ IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits and blue light. The second option also features touch screen.
  • 8 GB DDR4 3200MHz

This is a great option for small businesses in all industries because of its all-in-one features that serve as a convenient space saver at a lower price. However, some people claim that this computer works better for entertainment rather that business related operations. Therefore, businesses utilizing computers for creative tasks may want to look into the ThinkCentre, which falls in a higher price range.


HP Pro

Starts at $739.99

HP Pro

This PC works great for hybrid work in that it provides easy connectivity while prioritizing a space saving size. The PC also comes with a keyboard, mouse and a power adapter but does not come with a monitor so users must purchase one to connect the PC to. It features 2 HDMI ports and a USB-c port. It also is designed with one headphone and microphone combo jack. Anyone in the music and video industry may want to look into this option because it comes with the ability to multitask and manage software easily by handling heavy applications.

Important tech specs:

  • Intel 13th Generation Core i5- SSD storage
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • 256 gigabytes of storage
  • 16 gigabytes of RAM
  • Intel UHD Graphics 770
  • 13th Gen i5-13500 Tetradeca-core


Dell OptiPlex

Starting at $749.00

OptiPlex Micro foam factor

This all-purpose desktop works great for industries across the board because it is able to run smoothly between several different applications running at the same time. Its thermals and acoustics are also designed so that you can set it to silent mode while working. The silent mode feature works great in offices, libraries and schools. It also comes with the ability to customize the way you mount your computer based on the space you have. It comes with 1 USB type A port, 1 USB type c port and an audio jack.

Important specs:

  • Intel Core i5 14500T vPro
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • M.2 2230 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD Class 35
  • 8GB of RAM


Apple Mac Mini

Starting at $599.00

Mac mini

The Mac Mini comes with a power cord so it can be easily connected to a monitor. The newest model comes with pro chip technology to utilize max performance. The Mac Mini has the capability to edit complex images and illustrations, working well for graphic designers. Its small size allows you to bring it anywhere with little to lug around. It comes with two thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port, two USB A ports and a headphone jack.

Important specs:

  • Apple M2 with 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 16 core Neural Engine
  • 8GB unified memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Gigabit Ethernet


Apple iMac

Starting at $1,299.00


For a sleek and stylish option that works great across all industries- consider the iMac. The desktop comes with several color options including, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue and silver. Its thin 11.5mm width and 24-inch display is great for small spaces. Its all-in-one feature means once you purchase the product, you will not need to buy a monitor or anything. It comes with a wireless keyboard and magic mouse. It also comes with two thunderbolt USB-4 ports.

Important specs:

  • Apple M3 chip with 8-core CPU and 4 performance cores with 4 efficiency cores
  • 8-core GPU and 16-core natural engine
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • 8GB unified memory (RAM)


Refurbished Options

When deciding on a computer for your business or for personal use, price can sometimes limit you from choosing the best option. One way we suggest eliminating this worry is by purchasing refurbished models. This ultimately means it had a previous owner but has since been wiped and prepared for new use. For those not concerned about its previous use, considering refurbished options can be a great way to save some money. Refurbished computers can often be found on many websites like Best Buy, Amazon, etc.


Now that we have reviewed several different computer options for business owners, it is up to you to decide which best matches your needs. Keep in mind that many of these products come with several customization features that can be found on their website. Once you have purchased your computer, look into security options to prevent cyber-attacks, computer viruses and other issues that may arise. ETS IT Solutions is a cyber security and IT management company that assists business owners like you in maximizing their business performance through computer maintenance, optimization and protection.

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