Here at Mankato Computer Repair, we have identified a few “go to” options for laptops and desktops that meet the needs of a typical computer user without going over the top in terms of price and unnecessary features. We stock these computers with particular configurations that make them a good fit for the vast majority of our customers.

Our preferred laptop option is the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series Laptop for $479:
• Intel Core i3 Processor
• 15.6” LED Screen
• 4GB RAM,
• 500GB Hard Drive
• Windows 10 Professional
• 1 year hardware warranty

The Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 Processors are the most powerful processors available in the consumer market. So by getting a laptop with an Intel Core i3 Processor, you are getting the most affordable option of the best quality products on the market. 4GB of RAM and 500GB Hard Drive capacity are more than enough for most users, but can be upgraded to your liking.

Our preferred desktop option is the Dell Inspiron 3647 Desktop for $529:
• Intel Core i3 Processor
• 4GB RAM
• 1TB Hard Drive
• Windows 10 Professional
• 1 year hardware warranty.

Its specifications are nearly identical to the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series Laptop, but the desktop option offers twice the hard drive capacity. Once again, RAM, Hard Drive capacity, and warranty length can be adjusted as needed.

We also carry a mid-range option in stock for customers that require a bit more power. Our desktop option there is a Dell Inspiron 3250 Desktop for $639:
• Intel Core i5 Processor
• 8GB RAM
• 1TB Hard Drive
• Windows 10 Professional
• 1 Year Hardware Warranty

Our mid-range laptop option is a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series for $699:
• Intel Core i5 Processor
• 8GB RAM
• 1TB Hard Drive
• Windows 10 Professional
• 1 Year Hardware Warranty

We also always stock some business class computer options for our business clients. Business class models are built with higher quality hardware, carry longer hardware warranties, and are eligible for next business day support from Dell if you have computer issues or need a part replaced under warranty. We recommend a Dell OptiPlex 3040 model for $699:

• Intel Core i5 Processor
• 8GB RAM
• 500GB Hard Drive
• Windows 7 Professional
• 3 Year Hardware Warranty

Of course, we can also special order a computer to meet your needs should they be more specific or out of the norm. Any computers purchased through Mankato Computer Repair can be serviced at our office should they need it. If you do have a problem with your computer while it is under warranty, you can bring it to us to handle the warranty process instead of having to ship it off to another state for several weeks.

So if you are in the market for a new computer, but are wary of diving into a market with a plethora of options available, give us a call to get pricing on something that will meet your needs without breaking the bank!