Desktop Design Trends Making PCs Look Cooler

edited August 2023 in Gaming

The desktop has played an important role in the advancement of the technology industry. By providing unbridled power, desktops have helped consumers and companies alike get the most out of all the tech world has to offer. 

But even if the desktop of today is designed to produce the same powerhouse performance it was decades ago, its design has evolved as tastes, user behavior, and innovation have changed. Now more than ever, desktop designs cater to users who want their PCs to look cooler, edgier, and just better looking in their homes or offices. And Acer is proud to be a leader in delivering the outstanding designs companies so desire. 

As we look ahead to the future of desktop design, there are even more exciting opportunities for evolution on the horizon. And below, we’ll outline five important desktop design trends that are changing how we look at our most powerful PCs. 

The end of boring boxes 

It was widely viewed for years that desktops were simple, boring boxes that had the same tower design. But that belief is fundamentally flawed. And as new desktop designs suggest, there’s plenty that can be done to make those “boxes” look awfully nice. 

Many desktops today have ditched the standard box design with unique contours and lines to create a more interesting aesthetic. Desktops like Acer’s Nitro 50 ship with interesting design features, like a contoured front of the case and accents all around. But it’s not alone. It’s not uncommon to find desktops with curved edges, tapered cases, and other interesting features. 

If you’re looking for a boring box, today’s desktops just aren’t for you. 

The right size for the occasion 

One of the nice things about today’s desktops is that they ship in a variety of sizes to meet your expectations. 

If you prefer the traditional big, tower-like desktops, there are plenty to choose from, like the Acer Aspire TC. But in a bid to appeal to the greatest number of shoppers, desktop makers like Acer also offer a variety of other sizes, including midsize towers that are slightly smaller than their full-sized alternatives. You can also find mini towers if you want a smaller desktop to fit in a tighter space. And with all-in-one PCs continuing to gain in popularity, there are a host of options available to save space and get plenty of computing power with components behind the screen. 

An ever-increasing number of powerful ports 

Desktops have long been best for consumers and companies that use a slew of accessories during their computing experiences. And as time has gone on, desktops have only sported more ports to accommodate all the components and additional hardware people want to use with their computers. 

It’s not uncommon to find desktops today that have ports on both the front and back (and even the side in some cases). You’ll also find a bunch of them, including Gigabit Ethernet ports, USB Type-C, USB 3.2, HDMI, DisplayPort, and more.  

While it’s generally true that the more powerful and expensive the desktop, the more ports you’ll have available to you, even today’s budget desktops offer many of the ports you need to be productive. 

Colors, windows, and more 

As consumers increasingly look for more interesting computer designs, they’re finding them in desktops. Now more than ever, desktops are shipping with color options, interesting accents that add design flair, and even windows on the side (with colored lights inside) to help you see the device’s power whirring while you work. 

When you buy a desktop, you can often choose from a variety of options that offer different colors and designs. You can go with a simple black desktop, of course, but if you want something a bit more interesting, like the Acer Predator Orion 9000, you can get a desktop that offers impressive lighting features that accent your machine. 

Desktops (including the Acer Predator Orion 9000) may also come with windows that give you the option to see what’s happening inside. And since the components are viewable from the outside, even the interior of the computer is designed to look nice, with streamlined cabling, accents on components, and lighting that you can adjust on the fly. 

Customization is one of the major driving forces in desktop designs today and if you buy from Acer, you’ll undoubtedly find the kind of look and feel you want without sacrificing power or performance. 

Bigger, thinner all-in-one PCs 

All-in-one PCs have gained popularity in recent years thanks to their sleek designs and the ease with which you can set them up on your desk, turn them on, and get to working. But they’re also changing rapidly. 

Today’s all-in-one desktops offer bigger-than-ever screens, thanks in part to streamlined bezels that are now much thinner than they were in previous all-in-one computers. These desktops also come with smaller cases and have thinner designs, so you can place them closer to the wall and save as much room on the desk as possible. And since all-in-one PCs are now smaller than in previous generations, their stands have also been reduced in size and now help to save room on the desk. 

Best of all, all-in-one PCs achieve all those design improvements without sacrificing power. Today’s all-in-ones are more powerful than ever and will only see that improve over time. 

And that’s the same for all desktop types. Whether you want a traditional tower or want to try out a new design, today’s desktops are only delivering more value to those that buy them. So, if you’re in the market for a new desktop, be sure to take advantage of their unique designs and figure out what makes the most sense for you. 



  • Best part of newer PC's are the windows that let you see inside! Excited to see how PC designs may change in the next couple of years.

  • I really like the red accents!


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