We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

More Desktop PCs Articles

  • Raspberry Pi B+ release date, price and specs

    Everything you need to know about the new Raspberry Pi model B+ including release date, price and specs.

  • News: Microsoft gets real, admits its device share is just 14%

    Microsoft COO Kevin Turner acknowledged today that his company's operating systems power only a small fraction of all devices worldwide.

  • Opinion: Computer shutting down on its own? Maybe it's time to play it cool.

    Martin Lønn Naess' PC "suddenly turns off while rendering a video." My guess is that it's overheating. Here's what to do about it.

  • News: Windows upgrades, Chromebooks slow PC market bleeding in Q2

    Upgrades from Windows XP PCs to newer computers during the second quarter perked up the PC market, which inched closer to positive quarterly shipment growth.

  • News: Tablet sales dip, as market matures

    Year-over-year tablet sales fell for the first time, analyst firm NPD DisplaySearch reported, evidence that the stratospheric growth of the tablet market may be leveling off somewhat.

  • News: Gartner: 2.4 billion 'devices' will be shipped worldwide in 2014

    Citing numbers from their Forecast: PCs, Ultramobiles, and Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2011-2018, 2Q14 Update report, executives from IT research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. said on Monday (July 7, 2014) that they expected "worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) [to] reach 2.4 billion units in 2014, [registering] a 4.2 percent increase from 2013."

  • How-Tos: How to install a virtual machine

    Instead of dual-booting two operating systems, you can run one as a virtual machine. Here we explain how to install a virtual machine in order to run another version of Windows in Windows 7 using the free VirtualBox virtualisation software

  • How-Tos: Why can't I access my NAS device from my Windows 8.1 computer?

    A lot of us have network attached storage (NAS) devices on which we store all our music, videos, photos, and other personal files. It's a central storage location that's accessible to all computers and compatible media streamers on a network if it's set up correctly, and the theory is that you should be able to see your files without any problems from all of your computers.

  • News: Are PCs dead? Certainly not, as demand for upgraded systems is set to explode

    The rumors of the PC's demise have been greatly exaggerated, analysts say.

  • How-Tos: Windows 7 PC won't boot

    A reader wrote in to PC Advisor after being unable to boot his Windows 7 PC and getting the error message 'deleting corrupt attribute records'. Here's how we fixed his problem.

  • News: Microsoft's Windows to aid PC market revival in 2015

    Microsoft's Windows OS could play a crucial rule in returning worldwide PC shipments to modest growth next year after multiple years of decline, Gartner said on Monday.

  • How-Tos: How to fix a PC that won't boot

    If your laptop won’t start, don’t panic. Although the problem could be serious, it’s more likely that it’s an issue you can deal with yourself. Here are six tips for fixing a PC that won't boot

  • Feature: AMD vs Intel: which processor is best?

    There are hundreds of processors to choose between, making it hard to work out what is best for your next computer. Here we look at the current offerings for PCs and laptops from AMD and Intel.

  • News: Surface Pro 3 not a notebook replacement to DIYers who want inside

    Microsoft may pitch its Surface Pro 3 as a notebook replacement, but to do-it-yourselfers, it's a tablet pure and simple, iFixit concluded today.

  • News: Personal Computing: The shape of things to come

    Contrary to what we are often led to believe (that the PC market is declining), there is strength in the personal computers (PCs) market in the APAC region, said Prakash Mallya, Country Manager, Intel Malaysia & Singapore on 20 June in a media briefing in Singapore. "The market is not only stabilizing but growing as well," he said.

  • How-Tos: How to watch Wimbledon 2014 live online

    You can now watch the entire Wimbledon tennis championships from your computer. Here, we show you how to watch Wimbledon 2014 online.

  • News: New, cheaper iMac looks like DIY nightmare

    Apple's new iMac may be less expensive than its siblings, but that came at a price, a reseller said Wednesday: Do-it-yourselfers won't be able to upgrade the stock 8GB of memory in the new all-in-one.

  • News: Apple adds cheaper, slower model to iMac range

    Apple has made the entry point for its iMac desktop computers cheaper. Overnight, the iconic brand announced a new 21.5in model that costs $1349, which is $250 cheaper than the previous entry-level 21.5in iMac. There is a trade-off, though, and that's in the speed: the new model comes with a significantly slower CPU.

  • How-Tos: How to speed up Windows

    If your PC seems sluggish, you can revive its performance using these simple techniques. Here's how to speed up Windows 7 and other versions.

  • News: Your Royal PiNess: Raspberry Pi wins big honors

    The Raspberry Pi has won near-universal praise since its introduction in 2012. The single-board computer is tiny, affordable and flexible enough to be used in a huge range of applications, well beyond the basic programming and hobbyist work for which it was initially designed.



IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

LED vs Halogen: Why now could be the right time to invest in LED bulbs

IDG UK Sites

Christmas' best ads: See great festive spots studios have created to promote themselves and clients

IDG UK Sites

How to send an app or iBook as a gift in iOS 8 for Christmas