Desktop computers making comeback for work-from-home setups

They offer bigger screens, better ergonomics

As more and more people decided the laptop or tablet weren’t cutting it for long hours working from home, sales of desktop computers are up.

SAN ANTONIO – As more and more people decided the laptop or tablet weren’t cutting it for long hours working from home, sales of desktop computers are up.

Paul Germain is a fan of the tried and true, humble desktop. He even builds them.

“I can put the best components in, the best video, the best screen, the best processor,” he said. “I’m not bending over to look at the tiny little screen. Everything’s just the way I want it.”

The desktop does offer advantages such as the bigger screen, greater power and they’re just easier on the neck, back and eyes.

If you’re rethinking your home setup and considering a desktop, Consumer Reports offers a few recommendations to consider:

  • Apple iMac 24-inch with M1 processor $1,300
  • HP Envy TE01-1134 $870
  • Asus VivoMini VC66-C2 for $750. It’s compact if you’re short on space.

About the Author:

As a consumer reporter, Marilyn is all about helping people stay safe and save a buck. Since coming to KSAT in 1985, she’s covered everything from crime to politics, winning awards for her coverage of the Mexican Mafia, Oklahoma tornadoes, children’s transplants, an investigation into voting irregularities and even a hit-and-run Santa Claus.