Gartner Research

Recommended Configurations for Notebooks and Desktop PCs, 2019

Published: 12 August 2019

ID: G00433971

Analyst(s): Stephen Kleynhans


The selection of enterprise PC configurations for 2019-2020 is complicated by sporadic component shortages and changing options. I&O leaders responsible for PC procurement must match hardware choices to their users’ work styles to ensure they are not overbuying or underbuying.

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
    • Docking — USB Type-C
    • Displays and Video-Out Port
    • Touchscreens on Nonhybrid Notebooks
    • Configuration Stability

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