The four main PC series we have available come with a variety of CPUs, motherboards, hard drives and case combinations however there are many similarities between them all as well.
Here are the standard features and optional upgrades that cover all our computers:
1. Windows 10 - Fully Licensed
Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest operating system from Microsoft and is the best choice for the majority of PCs. We pre-install the home edition on all our machines as standard.
It will always be the 64-bit edition of the software as older 32-bit operating systems can’t use more than 4GB of RAM, seeing as we are so generous with our RAM allocations across the range this means a 64-bit OS is a must.
Once we install it we make sure all the latest security updates and patches are applied before it enters the testing phase, this means that when you receive the computer there will be no need to wait for these to download and install, just another way in which we do our best to help you out.
Windows 10 Professional edition offers some extra tools for corporate network users and has a few more options for controlling things like update schedules.
Windows 7 Professional edition is also available for customers looking to stick with the tried and tested operating system.
Note, a full Windows installation disk and license key are supplied with your PC for future use.
2. MultiView – Multi Screen Tool Suite
MultiView is our own software which helps you use and manage multiple monitors more effectively.
There are tools to jump programs from screen to screen instantly and each connected monitor gets the benefit of an added taskbar across the bottom of it, this makes management of your programs across the screens far easier.
This software is pre-installed on every PC and is available only when bought with a Multiple Monitors PC.
3. Microsoft Defender / Security Essentials
For antivirus and spyware prevention and detection we use Microsoft’s Security Essential software. (This is rebadged to Windows Defender for Windows 10 systems).
This is freely provided by Microsoft for all licensed Windows operating systems and in our opinion it is a really good option for defending your PC against infections.
Unlike some other security software packages it hides itself out of the way and only interrupts you when there is a genuine security issue, there are no annoying popups asking you to register or pay for updates.
We use it on all our office and personal machines and have never suffered any kind of virus or spyware infection whilst using it, for this reason we thoroughly recommend it.
4. DVD ReWriter Drive
As you’d probably expect, we install a DVD ReWriter drive into all our computers, this allows you to read and write to all kinds of CD-Roms and DVDs.
The exact model of drive we use may change from time to time but they are all fast drives that operate in a quiet fashion.
You can choose to swap this drive for a Blue Ray ReWriter drive before purchasing your computer. The Blue Ray drive upgrade lets you read / play standard Blue Rays and also write data to blank blue ray disks. Again these are fast and quiet drives.
5. Mouse & Keyboard Set
A new computer isn’t much use without a mouse and keyboard so we supply a set with every one we sell.
The Ultra and Extreme machines come with a premium Microsoft Wireless bundle and the Pro range comes with a Microsoft Wired 600 set.
You can swap the wireless set for a wired set using the customise PC options before purchasing, or in the case of the Pro computers you can upgrade to the wireless set for a small fee. Alternatively you can remove the sets form any order to save money.
6. Next Business Day Onsite Warranty Cover
One area where we go above and beyond the competition is with our warranty cover.
Every PC comes with a 1 year onsite hardware warranty as standard (UK Mainland Only), this means that if any component fails within the 1st year of operation you can simply call us and we will arrange a technician to visit on a next business day basis to replace the component. All parts and labour are covered by the agreement.
You can choose to extend the cover to 3 or 5 years using the customisation options for extra peace of mind.
7. Internal LAN (Network) & Sound Card
Modern motherboards include network and sound cards as standard, these are generally more than capable of handling all but the most specialised requirements.
Other Upgrades Available Across the Range:
Additional components which you can add to your order on all our machines are:
Wireless Network Card
Select this if you need to connect the PC up to a wireless network, we always recommend using a network cable if you can, but if that’s not an option then simply choose the wireless network card when purchasing your PC.
Computer speakers typically range in price from tens to hundreds of pounds and there are hundreds of different sets available on the market. Unfortunately we can’t cater to everyone’s needs so we offer just the option of a simple set of Logitech desktop speakers.
These do a good job of outputting sound from your PC for a very low price however there are probably better options out there if you require the absolute best sound quality. Our computers are compatible with any type of computer speaker system.
We can supply a product key card license for Microsoft’s Office 2016 suite if you require it, these are in the form of a license code which you then use to register the software and install on to your system when you receive it.
Unfortunately due to the ‘unique’ way Microsoft license Office we are unable to provide the installation disks for it, everything is downloaded now direct from Microsoft.
The Extra Touches
We take pride in each machine we build and this means it is assembled by a skilled technician giving a professional internal layout and design.
Internal cables are carefully managed out the back of the case where possible, and components are located in the most optimal locations to aide with airflow and cooling.
Finally, before we dispatch a machine it has to have passed our rigorous testing regime which ensures it arrives with you in the best shape possible.
Hopefully this gives you a bit more of an insight into exactly what you receive with any Multiple Monitor computer purchase.
Written by Darren @ Multiple Monitors
Last Updated: April, 2012