At NCIX you can build your own computer through the online PC builder or buy a desktop or laptop from a big named brand like Toshiba, Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, HP Consumer, Lenovo, MSI/MicroStar, and Sony as well as other .
There are a couple of other options when it comes to buying a desktop PC – barebones and All-In-One machines. Both are outside the scope of this desktop PC buyers guide but a barebones PC is basically a case with a few components and is aimed at those who wish to build their own computer.
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While it has its fans, Linux is more of a do-it-yourself operating system, where you'll have to rely on your own faculties for installation, sourcing programs, and support. Chrome OS, OS X, and Windows are certainly easier choices if you simply want to buy a desktop and use it right away.