Low Cost Office PC Budget

Most offices do not require very advanced hardware with great power. Systems are normally required that work with some fluidity and offer good performance. For small offices you can opt for simple systems such as the Intel NUC, which offer VESA mounting. These can be installed behind the monitor, without taking up space and usually offer very good solutions. Thus we obtain a budget for a 'low cost' office with all the necessary elements.

This budget has a price of around 320 euros

System: Intel NUC BOXNUC7PJYH2


As we seek to offer a budget for a 'low cost' and compact type of office, we have opted for an Intel NUC. This is based on a Pentium Silver J5005 with 4 cores and 4 threads, working at 1.5GHz and goes up to 2.8GHz in Boost mode. It has 4MB of L3 cache and integrates the UHD Graphics 605 iGPU that reaches up to 800MHz.

Regarding connectivity, it has two USB 3.2 Gen1 ports and a microphone / headphone jack on the front. It has an SD card reader on one side. Also on the back it has two other USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, two HDMI, a headphone jack and an Ethernet port. In addition, this system offers us WiFi 802.11b / g / n connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0

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RAM Memory: Crucial SO-DIMM 4GB @ 2666MHz

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This Intel NUC system offers us support for DDR4 RAM in SO-DIMM format. We have looked for the cheapest option and it is this Crucial 4GB memory that works at a frequency of 2666MHz. We have put a single module, but we can choose two modules, since they are cheap and we have a Dual Channel configuration. Note that this NUC supports up to 8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM

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Storage: Kingston A400 120GB


Normally, an office usually handles quite light files and does not usually require much space. Kingston A400 units are the best value for money, being extremely economical. This unit offers us 120GB of space and a much higher performance than conventional mechanical hard drives.

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Monitor: HP 22w 21.5 ″ Full HD


Since we wanted it to include everything, we also added a monitor, the simplest we have come across with HDMI. This monitor is characterized by offering resolution 1920 × 1080 pixels with dimensions of 21.5 ″. Note that this monitor has an IPS panel with a 178º viewing angle.

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Keyboard + mouse: Trust Taro 


Seeking to offer the most economical solution for office automation with everything possible, we have opted for this keyboard and mouse combo. They are from the Trust Office range and are a great solution that is liquid resistant.

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Mat: Fellowes black


We have gone to the cheapest solution we have found. As it is the cheapest and it is an Amazon Choice, we have chosen it.

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Robert Sole

Director of Contents and Writing of this same website, technician in renewable energy generation systems and low voltage electrical technician. I work in front of a PC, in my free time I am in front of a PC and when I leave the house I am glued to the screen of my smartphone. Every morning when I wake up I walk across the Stargate to make some coffee and start watching YouTube videos. I once saw a dragon ... or was it a Dragonite?

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