Bits and Bytes for Neophytes: PC World Helps You Make Sense of Buys PCs & Electronics
If you’re in the market for a new PC, laptop, tablet or peripheral device, you can hardly do better than PC World. PC World is one of the top computer and electronic chains in the U.K., and they carry a massive selection of just about every major brand on the market today.
PC World does business both through its retail stores and its on-line presence at www.pcworld.co.uk.
About PC World
Founded in 1991, PC World is one of the largest chains of retail computer superstore in the UK. The first PC World was opened in Croydon in 1991, and was purchased by Dixons Group plc in 1993. Following the acquisition, the chain continued to grow through organic growth and additional purchases, and by today there were 450 PC World Stores in existence throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
PC World offers a range of computers and computer peripherals, along with tablets and other electronics. Their goal is to be a one-stop-shop for all computing needs, including computers, software, accessories, peripherals, and tablet computing. Also, they both sell and service their products, providing ongoing maintenance and warranty work on virtually everything sold in the store.
In addition to its physical retail presence, PC World maintains a major web presence on-line, and offers a huge range of products via its site at www.pcworld.co.uk.
From the site, you can view and buy, all of its major products, schedule delivery, make payments, and request service visits. You can also reserve items via the on-line site, and come into a physical store to collect them yourself.
Another interesting feature of the on-line site is the collection of PC World Buying Guides, which help you to choose the right product for you. For example, PC World offers buying guides for :
TV, DVD, Blu-Ray
The buying guides help you to identify what features to look for in each category, and how to evaluate each brand in order to identify the options that are best for you and your individual needs.
PC World offers a large selection of computers and peripherals, including:
Laptops – PC World sells a full line of laptop computers, and carries laptops from Dell, HP, Acer, Asus and others. PC World also offers MacBooks and Chromebooks, along with 2-in-1 laptops as well.
Desktops – PC World offers everything from specialist PC for design and gaming, to general computers for family. They offer tower PCs, all-in-one PCs, and extra-horsepower gaming PCs. They also offer monitors and customizable PCs, as well as Apple Macintosh computers. Major brands include HP, Lenovo, Apple, Acer and Asus.
iPads& Tablets–If you’re looking for tablet computing, PC World has a full range of iPads, Android tablets, Windows tablets, and eReaders.
Software – Almost every major type and brand of software is available at PC World, covering everything from office software to antivirus, to games. PC World offers the full Microsoft Office suite, Adobe graphics software, and games as well.
Printers & Office – PC World carries a full line of printers and peripherals, including Inkjet printers, laser printers, all-in-one printers, 3D printers, and scanners. Major brands include Epson, HP, Brother and Canon.
Accessories– If you need anything to go with your computer, such as a mouse, speakers, keyboard, or a gaming accessory, PC World probably offers it. PC World also offers a full range of Apple accessories, including the Apple TV device and Apple USB SuperDrive.
Network & Storage– Wireless networking, regular networking, cabling, and external storage devices can all be purchased at PC World. PC World also offers devices for home security and automation.
Upgrades – If your existing PC or laptops needs more storage or memory, PC World can probably help. PC World offers a wide range of internal storage and hard drives, and memory upgrades, as well as sound cards, graphic cards, and CD-ROM/Blu-ray drives.
TV, Audio & Photo – In addition to computers and computing peripherals, PC World also offers other electronics for the home and office. Things like TVs, DVDs, Blue-Ray players, iPods and Digital TV boxes can all be found at PC World.
Other Key Features & Benefits
PC World also offers a number of interesting features and benefits. Some of those features and benefits include:
Price Promise – PC World offers a strong price match guarantee against their major competitors. Basically, if you find that Argos, Asda, John Lewis, Tesco or AO.com has a lower price for the same product as offered by PC World, they’ll match it up to 7 days after you’ve purchased the item. All you need to do is note the product number, price and competitor, and PC World will match the price once they verify the details.
Free Delivery– PC World offers free standard delivery of both small items and large items, available 7 days a week. PC World also offers free next-day delivery on large items. PC World also offers same day delivery, evening deliveries, and specific time-slot deliveries, for competitive rates.
Repair Services–Everyone knows the stress that happens when your computer breaks, or needs repairs. That’s why PC World offers a complete repair service, available 7 days a week. The PC World Know-How team is available in-store or on-site, and they offer a contact centre as well. All of their repairs come with a 3 month guarantee, and they average over 800,000 repairs a year, so they have a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from when handling your PC.
Buying computers and computing devices can be a complex topic, and often frustrating. The terminology can be difficult to follow, and technology is changing all the time. That’s why it’s always a good idea to identify sites and companies that can help you to navigate all of the jargon and specifications, and help you choose the technology that’s right for you. Likewise, finding a provider that will stand behind their products, and service what they sell, is something that’s worth its weight in gold. PC World is just such a company, and well worth checking out.