PC monitors: Buying a new PC Networks and other PC connections
USB: a universal connection.
USB is a very common connection type of connection. Your PC will have several of these sockets and, if you need more, you can connect a hub to provide additional ones. You’ll use USB to attach all manner of accessories - mice, keyboards and webcams are just the start.
Firewire connections are less commonly used on PCs, but you’ll find them on some camcorders. If you’ll be using Firewire to transfer your footage to your PC, make sure that the computer has the appropriate socket.
Networking your PC
Using an ethernet cable to connect to your router is a simple and quick option. Most modern PCs should be supplied with an ethernet socket, but do check when you’re buying.
If you want to connect wirelessly, you’ll need to ensure that your PC is Wi-Fi capable. Most desktop computers aren’t, but it’s simple to add a Wi-Fi adapter through a USB socket.
If you don't already have a wireless network set up, you can find out which wireless router is best for you in our review.