About PC World

The website pcworld.co.uk will now redirect to currys.co.uk they have become the same brand still selling computers but with an even bigger tech range than before. Dixons Retail owned both Currys and PC World after Dixons merged with Carphone Warehouse and became Dixons Carphone the two electrical retail brands became one, Currys PC World.
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PC World the UK computer superstore

The product range sold by PC World in its early days covered almost every thing the average customer would need. Plus it could even keep a computer nerd happy. The sale of computers as changed over the years and specialists customers are demanding more from their PC’s. Gamers for example want more powerful customised laptops for greater graphic clarity and faster processors. PC World still retail the computer needs of the average tech shopper with a choice of laptops and desktop PC’s. They also sell a range of computing peripherals like printers, tablets and smart tech items. The major computing brands are offered from Lenovo, HP and Intel. Apple products are also on sale from MacBook Pro’s and Air’s to Apple watches although you will not get the same customer service you would get at an Apple store.
A Little About

History of PC World

PC World was the first computer superstore of its kind in the UK. It was a stack em high sell them cheap type of computer retail concept that proved very successful for the founder Jan Murray. He is a British technology entrepreneur who started PC World in 1991 and within two years had four of the largest computer superstores in and around London. This went on to grow to the rest of the UK and reached an annual turnover of £50m in 1992.In February 1993 he cashed in and sold PC world and another company he owned (Internet Technology Group) to the Dixons Group for £9 million. Dixons Retail carried on the expansion and acquired other computer stores one of them being Byte Computer Superstores. In 2014 after the merger of Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse the mother company became Dixons Carphone. The PC World brand and Currys Electrical joined retail forces to create the Currys PC World brand.

Questions Asked

PC World is still trading it has now merged with Currys Electrical and trades under the Currys PC World brand.

The giant computer retailers usually sell the latest tech devices on the market although they can struggle getting real top expert computer retail staff. If you want to buy from a computer store that gives real expert advice its best to go to the smaller more focussed retailers.

They offered a service called Collect@Store it was a convenient way of shopping on the internet which allowed you to pick up and pay for your item at your local PC World store.

This is PC World’s “expert“ technology help service. It’s a network of approved tech and appliance technicians across the UK who provide installation and setup of electrical goods. The service includes setting up and repairing computers and televisions and offering help and support. It is still running with the Currys PC World brand.

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The start of selling computers to the public
The very first PC World shop opened November 1991 on Purley Way in Croydon. In 1996 PC World was Britain’s biggest computer shop with 32 superstores throughout the United Kingdom, you were never far away at one time from a PC World. At PC World you could get unbeatable deals on computers it really was the place to buy your PC’s at one time. They had an enormous range of products from top makers. Great value computers you can own a PC by paying monthly at the lowest prices around. PC World’s commitment was a promise of low prices and a quality service. The reviews across the internet tell a different story hopefully they can improve in certain areas of their business. Home computers became available to the open market in the late 1970’s and become more common during the 1980s. The typical use for these computers was for playing video games plus they did have a word processor for doing home work and programming.