Jan/Feb 2023. Best Desktops. On Birdymanbestreviews we review good, affordable Apple, Windows, family, college, gaming and work/business desktops. We look at specs like a quad-core or even a octa-core processor (for example: Intel I5, I7, I9 or AMD A8 or A10 etc), fast hard-drives SSD and/or HDD with plenty of storage and DDR4 RAM. Also important for gaming and heavy duty graphic programs are reliable sound and graphics cards so that they can run smoothly, as well as playing HD movies.
The best PC brands today are Apple, HP, Dell, Sony, Acer and Asus.
On this website you will first find my recommendation for the best (tower and All-in-One) desktops and then my choices for the best Intel i3, i5, AMD and gaming PC.
- 1 Newest 2023 Desktops
- 2 Best Desktop 2023: Acer Aspire Desktop, Intel Core i7-12700F 12-Core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD/1TB HDD
- 3 Best Gaming Desktops 2023 to buy
- 4 Best Desktops – Budget Under $600
- 5 What specs do you need in a desktop computer?
- 6 Intel vs AMD
- 7 Separate or integrated GPU?
- 8 The Need For Speed
- 9 DDR4 RAM
- 10 Tower Desktop or All-in-One?
(Disclaimer: prices mentioned are accurate at the time of writing, but may have changed)
Newest 2023 Desktops
Best Desktop 2023: Acer Aspire Desktop, Intel Core i7-12700F 12-Core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD/1TB HDD
The best Desktop for the money at the moment is in my opinion the Acer Aspire Desktop, with 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700F.
This desktop has the combination of the 12th Generation power efficient Intel i7 12700F processor together with the newest very fast 16Gb DDR4 Memory. It is the latest Intel version and has a very good price/quality compared with the older 11th gen Intel processor. A big increase in performance of the Intel Core series was expected in the next 12th gen processors and the results are indeed impressive. The Intel I7-12700 has a Turbo Boost up to 4.9 GHz and 16 Gb DDR 4 3200 MHz RAM is more than enough for any demanding graphics program. For serious gaming you get the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super Graphics with 6GB GDDR6 Video Memory tht will let you play most games at higher settings. The RAM is up-gradable to 32 Gb if needed. OS: Windows 11. It has a 512 Gb SSD which gives a fast boot and reaction times and the extra 1TB HDD gives you more than enough storage space for all your data. It comes with a keyboard and mouse.
Price (at time of writing this post): around $1200 but this could have changed in the meantime. When I look at price-quality and value for money this ACER tower desktop is my choice for ‘best desktop 2023’. It is also one of the best selling desktops on Amazon at the time of writing.
Best Gaming Desktops 2023 to buy
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Gaming desktops are high-end desktops and are more expensive than normal desktops. This is because they have a better cpu, more/ faster RAM and a much better, almost always separate, video card than regular desktops, which are needed for fast game-play, high fps and excellent graphics in high demanding games.
Best Desktops – Budget Under $600
When you just want a pc to do some everyday email, internet/ social media, watch an occasional movie or do some text editing then, a cheaper, more affordable budget computer is the best choice. The specs are not as good as the more expensive desktops have. So therefore don`t expect the fastest performance. If speed and specs are not the most important then the following recommendations are everything you need. And all that for a good price. Also check out the refurbished desktops which are good value for money.