Top Stationary Computers for the Productivity-Focused User

Top Stationary Computers for the Productivity-Focused User

When you think of your computer, productivity suites naturally come to mind. Entertainment is fine, but you have practical needs too.

Your options 9 top results, ranging in price from ∼ US$720 to US$1390, with accessories.

  • #2, Stationary Computers ($1100 - $1850)
    HP ENVY Desktop Guillaume's pick; 7 times!

    HP ENVY Desktop from US$7005%, Best price yet!
    ~$1190 with accessories

    This desktop PC is capable of handling a bit more than the usual, and its extra horsepower will come in handy when working with larger documents or if you lik... Read More about the TE01-0049

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability3.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability1/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability3.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i7-9700
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Memory: 12.00 GB
    Storage: 512.00 GB
    Dimensions: 15.54 x 33.74 x 30.40 cm
    Weight: 5.960 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #1, Stationary Computers (under $1100)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from US$39021%, Best price yet!
    ~$790 with accessories

    This computer is well-suited for everyday productivity on a budget. It's even relatively easy to upgrade and maintain thanks to detailed documentation if you do... Read More about the di3880_s205e

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability4.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-10400
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Dimensions: 15.40 x 29.30 x 32.43 cm
    Weight: 6.020 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #2, Stationary Computers (under $1100)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from US$34014%, Best price yet!
    ~$720 with accessories

    This computer is a compelling choice for everyday productivity, connectivity and today's internet-based entertainment... Read More about the di3880_s2071e

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability4.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power0/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i3-10100
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Dimensions: 15.40 x 29.30 x 32.43 cm
    Weight: 6.020 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #3, Stationary Computers (under $1100)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from US$470;
    ~$890 with accessories

    This computer is a good fit for everyday productivity on a budget. It's even relatively easy to upgrade and maintain thanks to detailed documentation. A few cre... Read More about the di3880_s2021e

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability4.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-10400
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Memory: 12.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Dimensions: 15.40 x 29.30 x 32.43 cm
    Weight: 6.020 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #4, Stationary Computers (under $1100)
    Dell G5 Gaming Desktop

    Dell G5 Gaming Desktop from US$6306%, Best price yet!
    ~$1090 with accessories

    This Gaming PC maximizes the power you get for your investment. It does lack a few features I'd rather see in a gaming system (like paired memory and a Solid St... Read More about the dg5000_s1e

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability2.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-10400F
    Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Dimensions: 16.90 x 30.80 x 36.70 cm
    Weight: 7.600 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #5, Stationary Computers (under $1100)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from US$5504%, Best price yet!
    ~$990 with accessories

    This computer is a good fit for productivity and multitasking on a budget. It's even relatively easy to upgrade and maintain thanks to detailed documentation... Read More about the di3880_s2031e

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability4.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power3/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-10400
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Memory: 12.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB + 256 GB (~1.25 TB)
    Dimensions: 15.40 x 29.30 x 32.43 cm
    Weight: 6.020 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #6, Stationary Computers (under $1100)
    HP Pavilion Desktop PC Guillaume's pick; 3 times!

    HP Pavilion Desktop PC from US$5608%, Best price yet!
    ~$950 with accessories

    If you need a PC capable of tackling more than the basics, or if you want a little room to grow with your next system, this cost-efficient machine is an excelle... Read More about the 590-p0139

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability3.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-9400
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB + 128 GB (~1.13 TB)
    Dimensions: 17.00 x 27.70 x 33.80 cm
    Weight: 5.150 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the HP site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #7, Stationary Computers (under $1100)
    HP Pavilion Desktop PC Guillaume's pick; 4 times!

    HP Pavilion Desktop PC from US$550;
    ~$990 with accessories

    If you need a PC for more than basic homework, or if you want a little room to grow with your next system, this cost-efficient model could be just what you need... Read More about the TP01-0019

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power3/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power1/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-9400
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB + 256 GB (~1.25 TB)
    Dimensions: 15.54 x 30.40 x 33.74 cm
    Weight: 5.960 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the retailer's site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #5, Stationary Computers ($1100 - $1850)
    HP Pavilion Gaming PC

    HP Pavilion Gaming PC from US$860;
    ~$1390 with accessories

    This desktop PC manages to combine a lot of horsepower for the cost without sacrificing too much in terms of features or maintenance/upgrade options... Read More about the TG01-0199

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power3/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability3/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability3/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Word 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft Excel 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-9400
    Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
    Memory: 12.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB + 256 GB (~1.25 TB)
    Dimensions: 15.54 x 30.70 x 33.74 cm
    Weight: 5.960 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the HP site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×

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