Whether you’re looking for a productivity desktop, a gaming PC powerhouse, or a stylish all-in-one Windows machine, we’ve got you covered. The team at PCWorld sort through all of the daily computer sales and put together a curated list of the best deals available. But not all deals are really deals, so we only choose those offered by reputable companies and that include great hardware to ensure you get the best value for your money.
We’ve also included some helpful answers to common questions about buying a computer at the bottom of this article. If you’re considering a laptop instead, be sure to check out our best laptop deals, updated daily.
Note: Tech deals come and go quickly, so it’s possible some of these computer discounts will have expired before this article’s next update.
Best gaming desktop computer deals
- Asus ROG Gaming Desktop, Core i7/RTX 3070/16GB RAM/1TB SSD, $1,299.99 (21% off on BestBuy)
- Lenovo Legion Tower 7i, Core i7/RTX 4080/32GB RAM/1TB SSD, $2,239.99 (25% off on Lenovo)
- Skytech Shadow, Ryzen 5/RTX 3060/16GB RAM/1TB SSD, $899.99 (18% off on Newegg)
- Skytech Shadow, Ryzen 5/RTX 4060 Ti/16GB RAM/1TB SSD, $1,049.99 (22% off on Newegg)
- Thermaltake LCGS View i467T R4, Core i7/RTX 4070 Ti/32GB RAM/1TB SSD, $1,649.99 (18% off on Amazon)
- Acer Predator Orion 3000, Core i7/RTX 3070/16GB RAM/1TB SSD/1TB HDD, $1,440.00 (28% off on Amazon)
- HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop, Core i5/RTX 3060/8GB RAM/512GB SSD, $767.50 (23% off on Amazon)
My top picks: Newegg is offering great deals on two different versions of the Skytech Shadow. Both are nearly identical except that one comes with the older Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU and the other with the latest Nvidia RTX 4060 Ti GPU. Personally, I would save myself the $150 and opt for the version with the RTX 3060 because the graphics upgrade will be relatively minimal and both will provide solid budget gaming performance. You can read more about the differences between the two GPUs in our head-to-head review.
If you’re looking to grab a gaming PC with the latest and greatest performance features than you’re in luck. There are so many great deals this week on gaming desktops with the latest Intel processors and Nvidia GPUs that it was hard for me to pick the best. Top of the bunch is the Thermaltake LCGS View i467T R4 for $400 off on Amazon. This is just a killer deal on a slick-looking all-white gaming rig that comes with the latest 13th-gen processor and a brilliant RTX 4070 Ti GPU—and did I mention the stunning RGB?
Best mainstream desktop computer deals
- HP Pavilion Desktop, Ryzen 5/16GB RAM/256GB SSD/2TB HDD, $529.99 (30% off on HP)
- HP Envy Desktop, Core i5/RTX 3050/8GB RAM/256GB SSD, $839.99 (35% off on HP)
- HP Envy Desktop, Core i7/Intel integrated graphics/16GB RAM/1TB SSD, $799.99 (20% off on BestBuy)
- IdeaCentre Mini, Core i5/Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics/16GB RAM/512GB SSD, $549.99 (23% off on Lenovo)
My top picks: HP is offering some great deals this week on mainstream desktop computers. The HP Pavilion Desktop for $220 off on HP is a great pick for the whole family and it’s sure to make everyone happy with solid performance features and over 2TB of onboard storage. On the flipside, the HP Envy Desktop for $520 off on HP is probably better suited for an individual who wants to do some light gaming, with less onboard storage but a nicer, discreet RTX 3050 GPU.
If you like space-saving mini-PC computers then opting for the IdeaCentre Mini deal for $140 off from Lenovo is a great idea—get it? It actually packs surprising performance with a 13th-gen Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. Those specs are extremely generous for a mini-PC, let alone one for this outstanding price.
Best all-in-one computer deals
All-in-one desktop computers combine a PC’s hardware with a modern display to make a desktop computer that has both form and function. Since everything is built together, you can save precious desktop space with an all-in-one. They make capable work computers and they can also be excellent home computers with the wide range of features appealing to the whole family.
- HP AiO 24, Ryzen 5/16GB RAM/1TB SSD/24-inch 1080p display, $599.99 (37% off on HP)
- IdeaCentre AiO 5i, Core i7/Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics/16GB RAM/512GB SSD/24-inch 1080p touch display, $919.99 (18% off on Lenovo)
- Yoga AiO 9i, Core i9/Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics/16GB RAM/1TB SSD/31.5-inch 4K display, $1,599.99 (14% off on Lenovo)
- Acer Aspire C27, Core i5/Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics/16GB RAM/512GB SSD/27-inch 1080p display, $749.99 (17% off on Amazon)
My top picks: This week HP has a good deal on its 24 all-in-one model. For $350 off from HP, you’ll get a solid Ryzen 5 CPU and plenty of SSD storage. It would make a great basic family or office computer and comes with a nice amount of onboard storage for the price.
Lenovo continues its great deals for this week with further discounts on both the IdeaCentre AiO 5i for $210 off and the flagship Yoga AiO 9i for $280 off on the Lenovo website. Both are loaded with great components and the reliability that comes with any Lenovo computer. The recently redesigned Yoga AiO 9i takes the cake with a very powerful CPU and a gorgeous 4K display.
Computer deals FAQ
What are good websites to find computer deals?
There are a ton of sites that sell computers, and scouring through all of them would take you a lot of time—that’s why we do it for you here and highlight the best deals we find. However, to save you some time and frustration, you need to be smart about where you look at any given time of the year.
If you’re looking for a new computer during the holidays or around popular sale periods such as Black Friday or back-to-school, then you are likely to find great deals directly through first party vendor websites. These include the retail storefronts of popular computer manufacturers such as HP, Dell, and Lenovo.
However, if you are looking in between sales periods, it’s generally a good idea to search through large third-party retailers such as Amazon, Adorama, Walmart, BestBuy, and Newegg. Oftentimes these websites will offer limited Deals of the Day type sales in hopes of getting rid of excess stock. On the upside, you can score still-decent PCs at a steep discount.
When’s the best time to shop for a PC computer?
Typically you’ll want to time your PC computer shopping around a prominent sales period. The biggest sales periods are Black Friday/Cyber Monday in late November and Amazon Prime Day in early-to-mid July. The best sales often occur leading up to and during these two events and they are great times to snag a new PC computer for cheap. Other holiday shopping periods such as the New Year sales in January, President’s Day sales in April, and the back-to-school sales event in August are also good times to find discounts on computers.
What type of desktop should I get?
You’ll see a ton of options when searching for a desktop computer, but they all mainly fit into four main categories: productivity tower PCs, gaming PCs, mini PCS, and all-in-ones (AiO). Which you should end up buying is entirely dependent upon what your needs are and what you want to do with your computer. If you are looking for something that will work in a home office or family room, then a productivity PC or AiO with a solid CPU and lots of RAM and storage is probably the way to go. If gaming is your main concern, a gaming PC can offer a lot more bang for your buck than a laptop and you should focus on getting the best GPU possible. Or if you just want something that can fit anywhere and provide basic computing then a mini PC is a good bet.
What CPU and GPU should I get?
When looking at your new computer’s CPU, get at least an Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5, both of which will provide plenty of processing power for everyday computing tasks. If you don’t intend to do any PC gaming, then feel free to save some money by going with integrated graphics. However, if you are looking to get your game on, we recommend at least an Nvidia GeForce 3060 or AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, as these are the least expensive discrete graphics cards that can handle ray tracing well. If you aren’t interested in those cutting-edge lighting effects, however, the RTX 3050 and Radeon RX 6600 also provide good 1080p gaming performance at even lower prices.
How much memory and storage does my PC need?
As for RAM, we think its best to shoot for 16GB at the minimum for productivity and gaming, but for family computers and internet browsing, 8GB should suffice.
Storage size is dependent upon your personal needs, but it is generally a good idea to opt for an SSD over an standard HDD as they are much faster and don’t significantly affect the price of a desktop. Before deciding, it’s best to consider what your intended use of the computer will be. Are you just doing work or web browsing? Then something like 512GB will be plenty. If you want to load up a lot of large files such as games or content creation projects, then you’ll need at least 1 or 2TB or storage. However, just remember that even if your computer doesn’t have enough storage built-in you can always upgrade your SSD or go with an external drive to increase your available storage options.
Is it a good idea to buy a refurbished computer?
Refurbished computers are used machines that have been repaired, upgraded, and cleaned for the purpose of reselling. They’re usually open-box returns, overstock, or models with minor cosmetic damage (scratches, scuffs, etc). Refurbished computers can be a bargain hunter’s dream as they’re likely still in good (or great) condition and you can save a lot of money. That being said, refurbished computers can have their downsides as well. In addition to cosmetic blemishes, some of the internal components might be a little older or outdated and they might not be in peak condition due to previous usage.
If you do consider buying a refurbished computer I recommend looking at eBay as they offer a one-year warranty. You can also check out manufacturer’s retail storefronts like Dell’s Outlet Store and Apple’s Refurbished Store—just be sure to look at the terms of warranty offered before purchasing.