Coe wants a desktop computer that can handle video editing. Leo says he'll save a lot of money getting a Windows PC as opposed to a Mac. Leo likes the Dell desktops. He also would recommend avoiding going to a big box store because they offer “house brands” or brands that are last year’s models. Best Buy is a good place to go. Since Coe is doing video editing, he really should get 8 or 16GB of RAM.
There are a couple of other things with desktop computers that people generally don't think about much. First, a large monitor is important and can increase productivity. There are some very affordable Dell monitors. Next, the speed of the hard drive can make a huge difference. Leo recommends getting a smaller solid state drive for the operating system, and a larger hard drive to store data. Since he's looking for a desktop where battery life or heat isn't an issue, the quad-core i7 processors are very fast too.
Another option for Coe is the new Vizio All-in-One computers. He also should look for Microsoft Signature PCs. These are much more clean and simple, and aren't loaded with bloatware. There aren't very many, but he could find them at a Microsoft Store or online at signature.microsoft.com. Whatever system he gets, he should make sure it comes with a Microsoft Windows restore or recovery disc.