Q: What are the best options for a pre-built desktop PC? My parents need a new computer, but building them one isnâ€™t an option, as I donâ€™t live in the same state. All they do is surf the web and play an ancient card game, so I donâ€™t need to buy them much.
A: Since this question can be interpreted as either one about best form factors or best vendors, Iâ€™ll tackle both topics.Â
In regards to the best types of pre-built PCs, the easiest option is an all-in-one computer. Having the system components housed within the monitor simplifies setup and thus any potential technical woes that come up when trying to help troubleshoot from afar. (â€œWhat do you mean by an input? Whatâ€™s an input? No, I donâ€™t have an HDMI.â€�) Some now come with built-in webcams, too, which means your parents would only need to plug in the keyboard and mouse.