Updating the display during lengthy operations

Optical drives are less critical for consumer PCs these days, since you can stream multimedia from the Internet or download content directly to hard drives.

Windows 10 is a resource hog, particularly with the integrated graphics solutions commonly found in business PCs, so 4GB is a minimum.Business PCs require less storage than consumer PCs, since you're less likely to use them to sync your i Pod or house your personal video collection.For one, business desktops are built to last longer, and are easier to service than consumer PCs.After all, the longer a business PC is down, the more money it costs you in lost earning time.Since storage is so inexpensive these days, a hard drive with 500GB of space strikes a good balance between economy and space.

Frankly, 40GB to 60GB of available storage could be enough for just about all the Power Point, Word, and Excel documents you use on a day-to-day basis, especially if your office uses a network to house (and thus back up) files.Don't need multiple hard drives and/or multiple graphics cards for your users?Consider deploying all-in-ones instead of tower PCs.Even a mom-and-pop outfit that caters to a non-technological audience needs a PC to communicate with suppliers, customers, and potential customers.Email, Twitter, the Web: All of these technologies keep today's businesses running.You may need it to burn copies of projects for your clients, or to read the occasional CD or DVD that's either sent to you by a supplier or customer or that contains important records or files from several years ago.