Gartner Research

Recommended Configurations for Notebooks and Desktop PCs, 2016

Published: 08 March 2016

ID: G00301255

Analyst(s): Stephen Kleynhans , Ken Dulaney, Federica Troni


New processor options, new OSs and changing form factors are complicating enterprise PC buying. IT procurement leaders should evaluate the latest-generation enterprise processors, move to solid state storage and select the configurations that best match their users' requirements.

Table Of Contents


  • Recommended Configurations
    • Notebooks
    • Desktops
  • Additional Considerations
    • Form Factors
    • Processor and Chipsets
    • Hard Drives and SSDs
    • Camera Options
    • Wireless Power
    • Docking — Wireless and USB Type-C
    • Displays and Video-Out Port
    • Touchscreens

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.