These days thanks to the Internet along with the widespread introduction of smart phones and mp3 players then the demands placed on our home Personal Computers (PC’s) with regards to multimedia are huge.If you are going to be using your computer for handling mp3 files, DVD’s, and making or editing movies or music on, or playing games online on, then you are going to need a home PC that has good multimedia capabilities to get the best experience. A standard home PC or laptop may be okay for playing the odd YouTube video on, but it will not cut it if you are going to play full length DVD movies on your PC.Likewise if you are going to be transferring music or even movies on to your smart phone then you are going to want a PC that has a lot of storage and the ability to transfer data as fast as possible between devices.When it comes to watching video then a High Definition (HD) screen on its own just will not do, you will need a PC with a very good graphics card in order to avoid any glitches in the video picture. Also when it comes to playing games on your PC then the bigger and better the graphics card you want, particularly if playing multiplayer games online.Likewise if you have a PC with a good graphics card and a HD screen, then you will want to ensure that your movie watching experience is not let down by the sound quality. So aim to buy a multimedia PC that can comes not only with very high quality speakers but also a Dolby 5.1 output.Memory and storage are also both key things to look out for, as a cheaper multimedia PC may have a good screen, graphics and sound cards but skimp on memory and storage, yet these should be at the top of your list, particularly if you are going to be transferring all of your DVD collection on to your machine.A good high end multimedia machine will also come with optical outputs for the ultimate in sound and video quality.When it comes to buying one then make sure that you lookout for the above features, as replacing sound and graphics cards to upgrade them is not cheap, and often you will also need a professional to install them for you. When buying computers when it comes to multimedia then bigger, for once, is often better.