IT & Network Infrastructure : 10 Desktop PC Brands You Won't See at Wal-Mart

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2010-03-05 Print this article Print
10 Desktop PC Brands You Won't See at Wal-Mart

10 Desktop PC Brands You Won't See at Wal-Mart

10 Desktop PC Brands You Won't See at Wal-Martby Don Reisinger
When it comes to desktop PCs running Windows, the vast majority of customers go to companies such as Dell, HP or Acer to pick up a new computer. It makes sense. Those vendors mass-produce computers, helping them offer prices that are hard to match. That's what keeps these standard-model desktops on the store shelves at Wal-Mart, Costco and Best Buy. Plus, with basic desktop computer design and a few extras thrown in, the PCs purchased from those companies are considered more of a productivity tool, rather than a computing companion. But once we look past the major vendors, we find a boutique PC-design space where small companies are offering extremely well-designed, good-looking and critically acclaimed PCs. Due to their small size, boutique vendors typically charge more for computers. But for that added price, boutique vendors are delivering extremely powerful, well-built, and beautifully designed computers. Here is a look at 10 of the more interesting boutique PC models that include features and options you won't find in the typical $499 desktop.
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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