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Recommended Configurations for Notebooks and Desktop PCs, 2017

Published: 26 April 2017

ID: G00325652

Analyst(s): Federica Troni , Stephen Kleynhans


Infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for PC procurement must carefully match hardware choices to OS deployment plans and user work styles. Enterprise PC configurations for 2017 are additionally complicated by issues surrounding Windows 7 and the latest-generation processors.

Table Of Contents


  • Recommended Configurations
    • Notebooks (Including Two-in-One Hybrid Devices)
    • Desktops
  • Processor
  • Additional Considerations
    • Form Factors
    • Memory, Hard Drives and SSDs
    • Camera Options
    • Wireless Power
    • Docking — Wireless and USB Type-C
    • Displays and Video-Out Port
    • Touchscreens
    • Configuration Stability

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