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Desk Jobs

If you're looking to buy a desktop computer--or looking to upgrade the one you have--check out these new models.

This story appears in the January 2001 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

So you've been stuck with a regular run-of-the-mill desktop for the past few years because it was all you could afford. Well, it's time to invest some of that hard-earned money into a desktop with some pizzazz-something that can handle a big workload without freezing on you at the most inopportune moments. The desktops we looked at sparkle, and not just from the sparks that fly from the high-speed processors. Certainly by the time this goes to print, these may no longer have the fastest processors available, so it's important to look at expansion capabilities when deciding what system is right for you. And be forewarned: Bundle any of these systems with one of those 18-inch flat-panel displays, and you may never go home again.

Compaq Deskpro EXS

Street price: Starting at $1,833, depending on configuration
Phone: (800) 345-1518

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