Discover all the uses of a desktop PC at home

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home-theater-pcWhen people think of home computers, the first, and sometimes only, thing they think of is a device used for work. The parents can use it to file taxes or take care of any excess work that has bled over from the office, and the kids can use it for word processing and spreadsheet programs for homework. Outside of work, there are plenty of other uses for PCs if you explore the possibilities, though. Here are a few ideas on how you can make the use of a device that typically costs quite the pretty penny.

  • Programming – it’s never really too soon to start learning how to program. Even if it’s something as simple of learning HTML or CSS, learning a bit of programming will help you navigate the internet and acquire a base understanding of all the applications that you are using.
  • Video, audio, image editing – if you are the creative type, computer offer and amazing ability to take your craft to another level. Learning how to use editing programs like Adobe Photoshop is a great way to customize all your artwork digitally.
  • Home entertainment – sometimes laptops are great for watching Netflix in bed, but often people forget that PCs have HDMI ports that can plug into big screen TVs. Instead of watching movies on your tiny laptop or screen, take advantage of your television and speakers. Transform a laptop into a home theater laptop or have a dedicated home theater PC.
  • Games – while most people are comfortable with playing video games on consoles alone, the possibilities of gaming on a PC are near endless. Not only are there no restrictions as to the availability of games with services like Steam, there are also no limits on controller options and variety. You’re never going to be as accurate with an analog stick as you are with a mouse.

Written by Asher Briggs

Home theater PCs

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