Desktops and Notebooks: 10 Potent PC Models Worth Buying in 2012

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-05-03 Print this article Print
Apple MacBook Air

Apple MacBook Air

Apple's MacBook Air is arguably one of the best notebooks on the market right now. The device is running Mac OS X, and is thin enough to compete with the Ultrabooks on store shelves. The MacBook Air is one of the more expensive options in this roundup, starting at $999, but it's not a bad price for such a high-end model boasting your choice of an 11- or 13-inch screen.
Nowadays, all the talk around the technology space has something to do with tablets or smartphones. Products like Apple's iPhone and iPad or even the Amazon Kindle Fire are captivating consumers and enterprise users, alike. And PCs, once the focus of so much excitement by consumer and business buyers have taken a backseat. But that doesn't mean that PCs should be forgotten. Quite the contrary, because there are a lot of advanced new desktops, notebooks and netbooks with the fastest available processors or other features that make them more power-stingy, but make users more productive than ever. And let's face it: There's nothing quite like buying that really great computer that lasts years and works whenever it's called on. Here, eWEEK takes a look at 10 PCs that deliver plenty of features and power for the money. From touch-enabled desktops to netbooks, the following PCs will satisfy any need. Read on to find out what PCs are definitely worth buying in 2012. You are sure to find a model that lets you do a lot more than any smartphone or tablet.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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