Top Picks for the Media Consumer

Top Picks for the Media Consumer

You spend most of your time with technology enjoying videos, music, eBooks, news articles and social media.

Your options 9 top results, ranging in price from ∼ US$300 to US$970, with accessories.

Let's start with a broad search. The following offer the best value for the lowest price regardless of format preference. As a result, you will most likely see stationary computers down here and maybe a few portable options. You have the option to look for a specific kind of device at the bottom of the page.

  • #1, Stationary Computers (under $1000)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from US$410;
    ~$790 with accessories

    This computer is a compelling choice for everyday productivity, connectivity and enjoying the web... Read More about the di3880_s218pe

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Web & Communication

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

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    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: 256.00 GB
    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 $1000)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from US$49036% cheaper than usual
    ~$890 with accessories

    This computer is well-suited for everyday productivity on a budget. Its combination of hard drives helps keep loading times to a minimum while giving you space... Read More about the di3880_s3700e

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Web & Communication

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

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    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 + 128 GB (~1.13 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 $1000)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from US$5603% cheaper than usual
    ~$970 with accessories

    This computer is a good fit for everyday productivity on a budget, and thanks to fast storage, it'll keep your loading times to a minimum. It's even relatively... Read More about the di3880_s2041e

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Web & Communication

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

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    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: 256.00 GB
    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 $1000)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from US$490;
    ~$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 Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Web & Communication

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

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    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. ×
  • #6, Stationary Computers (under $1000)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from US$490;
    ~$890 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
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Web & Communication

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

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    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. ×
  • #10, Stationary Computers (under $1000)
    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop

    Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop from US$490;
    ~$890 with accessories

    This computer is a compelling choice for basic productivity, connectivity and internet-based entertainment... Read More about the di3880_s2011e

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck1/5
    Versatility for the Price0/5
    Power0/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price0.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by Tower Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck1/5
    Versatility for the Price0/5
    Power0/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Web & Communication

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

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i3-10100
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Memory: 4.00 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. ×
  • #1, Tablets (under $1100)
    Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 10.1" Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook Guillaume's pick; 8 times!

    Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 10.1" Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook from US$250;
    ~$300 with accessories

    This affordable tablet has a lot to offer, with a full-featured web browser, access to the Android App Store. Thanks to the bundled cover, it's also slightly be... Read More about the ZA6F0008CA

    Device Ratings

    by Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Large Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    performance in Web & Communication

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

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: MediaTek Helio P60T
    Graphics: ARM Mali-G72
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 128.00 GB
    Screen Size: 10.1"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1200
    Dimensions: 23.98 x 15.98 x 0.74 cm
    Weight: 0.449 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. ×
  • #1, Laptops (under $700)
    Acer Aspire 5

    Acer Aspire 5 from US$550;
    ~$690 with accessories

    This cost-effective laptop bundles quite a few attractive features such as a fast drive, a full HD screen and a processor capable of handling most productivity... Read More about the A515-55-55R6

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage1.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    performance in Web & Communication

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

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    4/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-1035G1
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 36.34 x 25.05 x 1.80 cm
    Weight: 1.900 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 Best Buy site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #2, Laptops (under $700)
    Acer Spin 11-inch Convertible Chromebook

    Acer Spin 11-inch Convertible Chromebook from US$370;
    ~$468 with accessories

    This versatile Chromebook offers a great experience for the price and is a compelling option if you can`t quite decide between getting a netbook or a tablet and... Read More about the CP311-3H-K9K9

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Large Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power3/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy5/5

    performance in Web & Communication

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

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    3/5
    Meets recommended specs

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: MediaTek MT8183
    Graphics: ARM Mali-G72
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 64.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 29.00 x 20.60 x 1.88 cm
    Weight: 1.200 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 Best Buy site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×

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