It is important that your components are compatible with each other. For example, your processor must have a socket that is compatible with your motherboard. The performance of your components depends on your application.
Desktop PCs are well suited for a stand-alone setup. There's also a lot of savings potential in assembling your own components compared to complete PCs.
For simple office applications, you might not need a dedicated graphics card. Most processors have an integrated onboard graphics chip that is sufficient for simple applications.
Linux is a free software whose special feature is that the source code is open and can be individually adapted by the users in compliance with licensing requirements. Thus, there are various Linux systems, which are particularly suitable for people with an affinity for software.
In the office area, use ergonomic peripherals to prevent wear and tear. A comfortable chair also makes it easier to work on your PC or laptop. If you're more of a gamer, you can get the most out of your gaming experience with gaming-optimized mice, keyboards or headphones.
4-6 years old: about 20 minutes, not daily.
7-10 years old: approx. 30 - 45 minutes daily
10-13 years old: approx. 60 minutes daily
14-17 years old: after consultation to prevent excessive use
What the child does on the computer and what media they consume is also important. While you can encourage work with informative educational software, you should pay close attention to what your child is consuming when it comes to YouTube and social networks, as well as computer games.
To increase the lifespan of your devices you should consider the following things:
Do not charge laptops permanently
Clean fans regularly
Use devices with high quality workmanship
transport laptops in a bag (laptop bag)
ensure sufficient ventilation in the desktop case
Dusty fans and insufficient ventilation can easily cause the components inside the case to overheat, which reduces the lifespan of the devices.
Computing: Do a comparison to get the best possible online prices
Are you looking for a new laptop? Do you want to experience the latest generation of tablets? Do you need software, an external hard drive or a graphics card? At pricehunter.co.uk, you can find hundreds of thousands of listings from retailers specialising in IT equipment. In the same way as a specialist search engine, our primary goal is to offer you a complete catalogue, bringing together all the offers to meet your needs. Then, using our price comparison tool, we indicate to you which are the most competitive.
Whether you’re looking at laptops, office computers, tablets or IT accessories, be aware that the prices can vary significantly from one retailer to another. As we set great store by the principle of neutrality, we highlight offers based on price criteria only. So that we can offer you the most reliable service possible, our data is refreshed several hundred times per day. This is all the more important considering the price elasticity specific to the IT and multimedia sector, with short product life cycles and strong cost controls by manufacturers, especially when their innovations reach maturity.
This category dedicated to computers is particularly extensive and brings together devices for all your needs. For use in the home and by the family, opt for an all-in-one desktop computer with monitor, CPU, keyboard and mouse. By procuring a complete kit for you, this allows us to reduce the unit margin and benefit from preferential pricing, in the same way as wholesale procurement. If you want to make a wise choice when it comes to IT equipment, you can also look at the latest CPUs, which consist of small, compact and ergonomic blocks with a very practical front connector for connecting your peripherals such as USB sticks.
In the laptop section, you can find an extensive range of:
- Gaming PCs
- Convertible laptops
When mobility is what you need, Netbooks and Ultrabooks are popular, as they are compact, thin, light and reactive, and the top-of-the-range models offer almost instantaneous start-up. Based on a web environment, Chromebooks are certainly not left behind when it comes to accessibility and ease of use. Ideal for professionals and executives who travel regularly, PCs which convert to tablets have an advantage thanks to their multi-functional, ergonomic characteristics. Gaming PCs are top notch when it comes to performance and graphics – they offer you a particularly pleasant immersive experience, especially if you are a devotee of video games.
From a minimalist Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) to a graphics tablet with a sophisticated stylus, our touch-screen tablet category brings together highly innovative devices. In this age of web 4.0, we also offer Wi-Fi and 4G tablets. Finally, as tablets are designed to be used on the move, we also have versions which are designed to be resistant to the outdoor environment.
Electronic translators and e-readers
The IT industry strives to make everything smaller – and devices such as electronic translators and e-readers replace voluminous dictionaries and cumbersome libraries. In this age where everything is digital, you will find ultra-practical objects which will bring out the geek in you.
Monitors and digital signage displays
More than a peripheral, the monitor is an integral part of IT equipment. Retailers now offer models which are light, adjustable, rotating and pivoting, and compatible with almost all mobile devices. Specially designed for public places, digital signage displays are found in train stations, waiting rooms and multinational companies, and contribute directly to the communication strategy and brand image of companies.
Increasingly ergonomic, peripherals such as keyboards, mice, speakers and webcams now incorporate Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless technologies. In order to modernise your equipment, take a look at our different sub-categories of peripherals and compare the prices offered by retailers.
Components such as the motherboard shape the material elements of your device and are essential to ensure that your peripherals function well. If your computer breaks down or is faulty, here you can find a wide range of replacement items such as:
- Power supply connectors
- Graphics / sound / video cards
Certain components are optional and allow you to expand your range of equipment and improve your computer's performance:
- Computer cases
- TV cards
- Readers, writers & storage mediums
- RAM modules
Networks and communication
Aimed at companies, our networks and communication category brings together a complete range of integration equipment such as:
- Routers, modems, switches, repeaters, VoIP gateways and access points
- Transceivers and power line carriers (PLC)
- Cards / network and ISDN cables
- Antennae and Wi-Fi / Bluetooth keys
In order to retain or even optimise the full added value of your multi-media equipment, software such anti-virus, backup utilities and operating systems are indispensable. To exploit the full potential of your computer, purchase an office suite, educational software or specific programmes such as management software packages. Some of our sub-categories, such as graphic editing and programming software, are perfect for professionals.
From tablet cases and blank DVDs to external hard drives and replacement laptop batteries, our world of computer accessories is one of the most eclectic in our category. You can find special parts such as fans, monitor stands, KVM switches and anti-theft devices for laptops.