Computers rule the world around us. For most there is at least one desktop in their home and usually more than one. And for those that do not own one they clamor to get one so they can perform all the tasks that are made possible by computers.
Computers serve so many functions, such as the ability to communicate instantly with friends and family via email and instant messaging, surf the Internet for shopping and entertainment, use the many programs available that make school and work a breeze and much more.
When buying a computer it is important to consider what you will primarily use it for and your budget. While many computers are high performance models that are made for specific uses, there are plenty of great budget models with the ability to provide basic computer functions for less.
When searching the market for a new desktop computer, three stand out above the rest: The Sony Vaio JS190J, the Dell Studio, and the Apple iMac. These three computers compete with all others and make their case as best on the market.
The Sony Vaio JS190J is the fastest deal for an all-in-one computer. It comes with a DVD-RW/DVD-RAM / BD-ROM drive, an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor (3GHz), 4 GB DDR2 SDRAM, a 500 GB standard hard drive, Sonys popular Memory Stick Pro flash card reader, and a minimum software package that eliminates hard drive clutter. Sonys Vaio JS190J makes a great home entertainment system as well. The Vaio JS190Js starting price is $1,499.
The next best desktop computer is the Apple iMac all-in-one. In addition to its sleek design, Apple currently upgraded its iMac with significant performance enhancements. With an Intel Core 2.8 Duo processor, an upgrade to 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM, a 320 GB standard hard drive, and an impressive 24-inch monitor, the Apple iMac makes for a great desktop. If one opts for the top of the line model iMac, it comes with an upgraded 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo processor and a 512 MB Nvidia GeForce 8800 GS graphics card. This top-of-the-line iMac runs for $2,199, a slight upgrade of $350 from the more standard model.
And finally there is the very affordable Dell Studio desktop computer. Dells desktop comes with a 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processor, 6 GB DDR2 SDRAM, a 750 GB standard hard drive and multiple expansion slots and interfaces. Dells Studio desktop is the most affordable of the three. Two models come at very appealing prices: The top-of-the-line Studio at $1,200 or the more affordable $799 model. These off-the-shelf computers are great for anyone on a tight budget.