Buying computers online


I advise people as to what computers to buy online when they are replacing their old computers. For years I have used as my go-to place for computers, peripherals and components and they have given good service for the last 19 years they have been trading.

So I’ve decided to pick out some computers that you can buy if you are looking for a new computer. Bear in mind the industry changes rapidly, and products change on their store all the time.


I always recommend a decent processor for computers, at least the Intel Core i3 processor for most applications. If you are doing work with extensive photo or video editing, I’d suggest either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor.

Additionally, I recommend all new computers to come with solid state drives with a preference to NVMe or PCIe SSD.

Traditional hard drives have a lot of problems, and the SSDs that replace them gain an up to 10x improvement over them, but they are encumbered by the interfaces involved. NVMe/PCIe SSD connects directly to the computer which enables them to be 5x faster than traditional SSDs.


Another great choice is the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 with the 10th generation Core i3 processor. Older models have standard hard drives or older SSDs that are not as fast.

Just like the ASUS it comes with 4GB RAM and 256GB NVMe SSD for £600 +p&p from

The screen folds down flat and has up to 12 hour battery life and will charge to 80% in an hour.

Desktop PC

Micro Form Factor computers have the edge in the market these days, since space is a premium they use the smaller NVMe SSD drives rather than standard hard drives or laptop sized SSD drives.

They do not come with DVD drives, because of the physical size. You can buy adapters that convert their HDMI or DisplayPort connections to VGA and DVI if you have an older monitor.

Dell Optiplex 3070

Lenovo ThinkPad M630e

Dell Optiplex 3070 has 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD and includes both wifi and bluetooth with Windows 10 Pro for around £380 +p&p on

The Lenovo ThinkPad M630e uses an 8th generation Core i3 processor with 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD and Windows 10 Home for £350 + p&p on

All in One PC

All in One PCs bundles a screen, webcam and DVD drive into the computer. The more expensive models offer touch screen display.

Lenovo V330

HP ProOne 600

The Lenovo V330 is an All in One PC at the smaller screen end of the market. It has a 19.5″ full HD monitor with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD running Windows 10 Pro for around £700 from

The HP ProOne 600 has a 21.5″ HD monitor with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD running Windows 10 Pro for around for around £780 on

Touchscreen All in One PC

Lenovo M820z

Lenovo M920z

The Lenovo M820z is a touchscreen all in one computer with a 21.5″ HD monitor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. It retails for around £920 on

The Lenovo M920z is a touchscreen 23.8″ HD monitor and is aimed as the enterprise market, so it also comes with a 3 year on-site warranty for around £1120 on

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