Desktop Computers is a personal computer designed for regular use at a single location on or near a desk due to its size and power requirements. The most common configuration has a case that houses the power supply, motherboard (a printed circuit board with a microprocessor as the central processing unit, memory, bus, certain peripherals and other electronic components), disk storage (usually one or more hard disk drives, solid state drives, optical disc drives, and in early models a floppy disk drive); a keyboard and mouse for input; and a computer monitor, speakers, and, often, a printer for output. The case may be oriented horizontally or vertically and placed either underneath, beside, or on top of a desk.

Most users put their computer on the floor next to or under their desk. However, as long as your monitor and other devices can communicate with the computer, it can go anywhere. Below is a list of the pros and cons of different desktop computer placement locations.

In the 2000s, the desktop computer gained competition in the form of laptops — portable computing devices that fit in a user’s lap. By the third quarter of 2008, laptops had surpassed desktops in terms of total shipments. The laptop was particularly damaging to desktop computers in the consumer market because home users prefer the convenience of laptops.

Yes, desktop computers are still used by millions of people every day. Although other types of computers, like laptops, tablets, and smartphones, have become a popular alternative, desktop computers are still used by schools, businesses, and gamers.

Cackle Telecommunications is proud to provide Desktop Computers to NZ businesses. Choose from a selection of vendors, explore our products to find the right solution for you.

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