Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best desktops for general use are basically home use desktops which can be availed under $500 price range. Most of these desktops are available from HP and Dell with Intel and AMD processors.


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Lenovo IdeaCentre C345
Dell XPS 18
Apple iMac (2012)
ASUS M51AC
Lenovo Ideacentre C345 20.0-Inch All-In-One Desktop
Dell XPS 18 Desktop
Apple iMac MD093LL/A  21.5-Inch Desktop
ASUS M51AC-US016S
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Release Date
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Oct 2012
Jun 2013
Chipset
AMD A68M
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
Display
20in LED
18.4 in. LED Backlit Touch Display with IPS/Truelife
21.5in LED Backlit Widescreen TFT
Form Factor
All-in-one
All-in-one
All-in-one
HDD Size
500.0 GB
500.0 GB
1024.0 GB
1024.0 GB
Installed Memory
4GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB (DDR3-SDRAM)
8GB 1600Hz DDR3 RAM
8 GB DDR3
Operating System
Windows 8
Windows 8
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8
Processor
AMD E2-1800 1.7 GHz
Intel Core i3-3227U 1.9 GHz
2.9GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core
Intel Core i5
Recommended Use
Business, Home Use
Business, Home Use
Business, Home Use
Home Use
Average Rating
 4.6 stars
 3.8 stars
 4.2 stars
 3.7 stars