Best Family-Friendly Desktop and Laptop Computers
From budget to space-saving options, check out our favorite computers and laptops for a variety of family needs
You and your family use your computer for just about everything, from staying in touch with Grandma to managing finances to storing all your favorite family photos, so it's important to buy the right computer. If you're in the market for a new system, consider what your primary needs are and what each family member wants. There are so many choices on the market right now with varying prices, but who has the time to do the research? We've done it for you: check out our list of 10 great choices for desktop and laptop computers for a variety of family needs. Happy computing!
BEST PERFORMANCE DESKTOP:
HP TouchSmart 600-1055 Desktop PC
Good for: All around supercomputing and handling the requirements and needs of every family member
This cool machine utilizes touch technology--a fairly new feature on desktop computers--which allows simple finger swipes to manage photos, videos, music, games, email and desktop applications. Touch makes it easy for parents-on-the-go to quickly check calendars, schedules for the day, or virtual sticky notes as they're running out the door. The PC also comes integrated with a Blu-ray player and DVD burner for family movie night.