Shopping Guide

On this page there are a series of questions so that you can evaluate the needs you have before buying a Laptop or a Desktop Computer.


Laptops combine large carrying capacity with the same power as desktop computers. Start your search for the perfect laptop with our tips on the most important features to consider.


Browse the internet, pay bills online, send and receive emails, use social networks, organize and share digital photos, store and play music or movies, perform tasks such as creating spreadsheets, documents, presentations, participating in video calls.


Store considerable amounts of information, perform tasks such as creating and programming spreadsheets, relating documents, storing databases, handling entry-level video editing, manipulating graphic design and civil engineering files.


Require sophisticated graphics for photo editing, video production, high resolution multi-track audio recording, architectural file editing, civil engineering, or graphic design. Demanding users will want to invest a little more in a higher resolution screen, a faster processor, more system memory, and a larger hard drive.

The screen size, type and capacity of built-in storage devices, and the presence or absence of a CD / DVD or Blu-ray drive will affect the size and weight of a laptop.


You can learn a lot about a laptop by handling it to see if it can handle everyday use. You should be comfortable with the feel of the keyboard and touch pad. Also, if you use the 10 number keys to enter data, make sure the machine you choose has a number pad. If you don't have a chance to see it in person, you can check user reviews and look for recurring comments on the look, feel, and build quality.

The latest trend for laptops is the versatile 2-in-1 laptop (also known as a “convertible” or “hybrid”). It combines the power and functionality of a touchscreen laptop with the convenience and portability of a tablet.

Screen size

The screen size of a laptop ranges from 10.1 to 19 inches. A larger screen is ideal for gaming, watching movies, editing photos and videos, and viewing documents side by side. Be aware that a large screen can increase the overall size, weight, and power consumption of a laptop.

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Higher resolution equals better image quality. On laptops, it also affects how much you can fit into a screen of a certain size. Laptop screens come in a variety of resolutions (measured in pixels, horizontal x vertical):

  • 1366 x 768 - Also known as HD. Standard on conventional laptops. Ideal for browsing the web, viewing your emails, and general computing tasks.
  • 1600 x 900 - Also known as HD +. Ideal for occasional gaming and watching DVD movies.
  • 1920 x 1080 - Also known as Full HD. Watch Blu-ray movies and play video games without losing any level of detail.
  • 2560 x 1600 and 2880 x 1800: Found on Apple's 13.3 ″ and 15.6 ″ Retina displays, respectively.
  • 2560 x 1440 and 3200 x 1800: also known respectively as QHD (Quad HD) and QHD +. The extremely high pixel density creates stunning realism and sharp text, ideal for professional photography and graphics work, as well as high definition movies and games.


Touchscreen laptops make using the computer more intuitive. Tap to select, hold and drag to move items, swipe to pan and tap to zoom, just like you would on a smartphone or tablet. Currently available on select Windows laptops and select Chromebooks.


There are many things to choose from when shopping for a desktop computer. Mac or PC? Tower and monitor system, all-in-one PC, all-in-one laptop or smart display? Here you will find a basic explanation of what you need to know to buy your desktop computer with confidence and acquire the one that best suits your needs and get the best return on your investment.

Despite the popularity of laptops and tablets, a desktop computer may be the best solution for you:

Greater processing power: In laptops, you have to sacrifice some processing power to reduce the size and weight of the device and extend battery life. Desktop computers are often equipped with more robust processing chips, more memory (with more space for future expansion), and hard drives with more space than laptops.

Greater flexibility: Traditional tower and monitor desktops can be configured and upgraded in multiple ways. You can add more memory or remove the hard drive for more capacity if your needs change. Because you have more space to work with, a desktop computer allows you to add specialized components such as advanced 3D video cards for gaming. You can customize a traditional desktop computer to be what you want.

You get more for your moneyGenerally speaking, when you buy a desktop computer, you get more operating power for your investment.

Alternatives to traditional tower and monitor configurations: If you have little space or you simply prefer something more aesthetically attractive and that combines perfectly with the decoration of your room, there are many alternatives:

All-in-One PC - A sleek, self-contained looking computer with all the ICs on one large monitor. It usually includes a webcam and Wi-Fi connectivity. They are simpler to configure (and view) than traditional desktop computers. All-in-one computers come with a keyboard and mouse, and many also come equipped with a touch screen.

All-in-one laptops: These are basically all-in-one computers with a touch screen and Windows, designed to work in the background like a very large tablet. You can place it on the floor or on a table to play big with multiplayer with touch applications. Its battery and Wi-Fi connectivity allow you to even use it on the go.

Smart Display - Plug it into a full desktop computer and you've got a touchmonitor. Unplug it, and its Android mobile operating system, battery, and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity give you a tablet-like portable experience, ideal for games and apps.

Compact desktop - A good compromise if you are undecided between high-performance or aesthetic options. It's basically a traditional desktop computer embedded in a smaller, slimmer chassis. Some include solid state drives and / or silent cooling mechanisms, which add to their characteristics that of camouflage in the environment.


Browse the internet, pay bills online, send and receive emails and use social networks, organize and share digital photos.


Store and play music and movies, perform tasks like create spreadsheets and documents.


Experienced gamers, sophisticated photo and graphic editing, video production, high resolution multi-track audio recording.

If you are installing your new computer in an isolated location, such as a home office, a traditional desktop may be ideal. However, if your computer is going to be in a more central location and is for family use, a compact computer or a sleek all-in-one PC would be best. Consider an all-in-one laptop or smart display if you want to take it elsewhere.

Microsoft's new Windows operating system has a touch interface designed that evokes the kind of interaction we have become accustomed to with tablets and smartphones. Touch monitors make using your computer easier and more intuitive. You need to touch the screen to select, hold and drag to move items, swipe to pan and press to zoom, just like you would on a smartphone or tablet The inherently intuitive nature of touch control makes it natural for kids .

The new Windows is factory-installed on most of today's desktop computers, and touch is making its way to an increasing number of monitors and all-in-one PCs. For those who prefer a more conventional approach, the new Windows also supports the traditional keyboard and mouse.

Most computers come with "integrated" graphics, which means that the graphics processor is installed on the integrated circuit that contains the main processor. This feature is more than sufficient for general use, but some applications require more graphics power. If your plans include playing 3D multiplayer, editing videos, or producing audio and video, you will probably prefer a separate graphics card to get the most out of your experience.

Most traditional tower desktops are sold without a monitor. This gives you more flexibility to choose each component separately, although it is important to consider your budget. Today's flat panel monitors range from 20 ″ to 30 ″ diagonally, and almost all feature a widescreen format (16: 9 or 16:10), ideal for watching movies or gaming.

If you prefer things simple, consider an all-in-one or check out our Desktop Packages. There you will find a collection of popular tower desktops along with monitors for a single (and often discounted) price.