Desktops are one of the best PC options for use as a home or family computer and readily lend themselves to being part of a dedicated workspace. As long as mobility isn't top of your priority list for a home computer, a desktop or all-in-one computer might be the best computer type to meet your needs. Additionally, since they typically have larger screens than a laptop or tablet — up to 30 inches in some cases — they're ideal for multitasking, with room for multiple windows open at the same time.


When connected to a monitor or TV, even the cheapest desktop computer can double as media storage for movies, music, pictures, and all your digital media. If you are planning to use your computer for gaming, a desktop option will let you swap out components and upgrade as games evolve and new hardware is required. Both desktop Macs and PCs offer lots of memory space, are easy to upgrade, have fast processors, use a mouse and don't require a battery.