The Lowdown on Winnipeg’s Top 5 Computer Stores
We extensively test and research all services we review. Here's why you can trust us.

The Lowdown on Winnipeg’s Top 5 Computer Stores

It helps to have a go-to store for purchasing your PCs, laptops, and accessories. With a dizzying array of brands and models to choose from, you need an expert to help you narrow down your choices.

There are a good number of computer stores in Winnipeg that offer a wide range of brands for different needs. To save you some time, we’ve done the canvassing for you and come up with our top picks!

How We Chose the Best Computer Stores in Winnipeg

As we conducted our search on Winnipeg’s best computer stores, we kept these key factors in mind:

Selection. The more options, the better. Some customers go to the shop just for a specific brand or model, so it helps to have a good variety of stocks available.

Prices and Packages. We want to know how reasonably-priced their products are, and if they offer deals and packages that offer great value for money.
Expertise. Familiarity and expertise are what people go to the shops for, instead of buying online. We searched long and hard for the stores that made these trips worth it.
Customer Care. Whether it’s assistance in-store, after-sales care, or general responsiveness, we set out to find the stores that really made customers feel special.
Service Features. Do these stores offer great delivery options, regular discounts, consultations, and the like? It’s high time people knew more about these extra perks.

1. Memory Express Computers

Memory Express Computers
WEBSITEhttps://www.memoryexpress.com/
ADDRESSUnit A, 730 - Century Street, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0M1
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: 772-6177
OPERATING HOURSMondays to Fridays - 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Saturdays 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM Sundays and Holidays - 11:00 AM-6:00 PM,
WHAT THEY OFFERComputer Systems (Desktop, Laptop, Tablets/Mobile Devices, Server Systems, Single Board Computers), Computer Hardware, Software and Gaming. Networking, TVs & Home Theater, Cameras & Camcorders, Accessories, Cables & Adapters, Telephones, Toys & Gadgets, Home & Office, Gift Cards
SPECIAL FEATURES AND SERVICESOnline System Configurator, In-Store Product Replacement Plan (IPR), flexible financing options, service repairs, free shipping on online orders over $1,000

Our Rating:

Selection★★★★☆ (4/5)
Prices and Packages★★★★★ (5/5)
Expertise★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Care★★★★★ (5/5)
Service Features★★★★★ (5/5)

Having been in the computer sales and repairs industry since 1996, Memory Express Computers clearly knows what it is doing. We are truly impressed with its wide selection of items, which are not just limited to computers, but also extend to TVs, cameras, and surveillance systems.

Their varied range of products shows us that they are also mindful of related items customers may be interested in purchasing together with a new computer system. We like that they’ve made it easier for people to purchase everything they need in one go.

While one can shop for individual items online, what we love is their Online System Configurator. On their website, users can choose to customise and build their own computer system by mixing and matching components, from hardware to accessories.

We also like that customers can opt to filter out the selection they’re viewing, as not everything is in stock in all branches. Users can choose to view all online stock; or, if they are planning to pick up their purchase, they can simply select the Winnipeg branch to view everything available there.

Meanwhile, those who prefer to canvass for specific items in-store would be glad to know that their customer service is stellar. We hear customers talking about how staff would go the extra mile to help them build their dream systems.

Should certain preferred items be out of stock, we love that they will go out of their way to offer you replacement options that are just as good. This tells us that their customers’ satisfaction is really at the heart of what they do.

Two other things stand out to us as true signs of genuine care for customers: they offer a signature In-store Product Replacement Plan (IPR) and flexible financing options. 

We love that they are keen on providing peace of mind for those who are nervous about product glitches and those who are financially stretched but need to make the purchase.

Pros

  • Online System Configurator
  • In-store Product Replacement Plan
  • Flexible financing options
  • Excellent in-store customer service
  • Great range of brands and products

Cons

  • Certain items from online stock may not be available at the Winnipeg branch, so they may take longer to arrive

Customer Reviews

A week before Christmas a computer I ordered online moved the deliver date back 3 weeks and Memory Express was there to bail me out.  They sold me the parts to build an awesome computer and when I had a problem I came in on boxing day and the techs took the time to help me solve the problem.  The store was quite busy and they still went way beyond what could be expected on one of the most hectic days of the year.  5 stars from me and a loyal customer!” –Kristjan Backman

“I had one of my best experiences buying computer components at Memory Express. I explained to Mohamed in sales for what I think I would like for a computer. He gave me options and professional advice. He is so friendly and patient. I was on my way home and after thinking about what Mohamed had said to me, I came back because I decided to take his advice and purchased exactly what he recomended in the first place. The people working at Memory Express are VERY professional. It is also nice to see the employees in the store having fun. I am sincerely happy I went to  Memory Express!” –Lawrence

“I believe they have the best customer service hands down. Shoutout to Brad for exceptional service, made the entire process smooth and pain free. Literally every single time I have ever gone I have received only white glove treatment. Very knowledgable staff, and have respect with the things that you do know and educate you on the things you dont. Everybody from the manager to the sales rep team are absolutely fantastic in helping me solve my problems, and I always find myself walking away smiling and giddy. Thank you!” –Mohamed Sousi

2. Uniway

 Uniway
WEBSITE https://uniwaysolutions.com/
ADDRESSBranches: 9-1565 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg MB R2C 3B3 1743A Pembina HWY, Winnipeg MB R3T 2G6
CONTACT DETAILSRegent: Phone: (204) 415-8898

Pembina: Phone: (204) 416-8877

OPERATING HOURSMondays to Fridays - 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Saturdays - 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

WHAT THEY OFFERLaptops, Desktops, Gaming Systems, Monitors, Display Adapters, Accessories, Auto Lighting, Mobile Devices
SPECIAL FEATURES AND SERVICESFree estimate on any repair, doorstep delivery for online orders

Our Rating:

Selection★★★★☆ (4/5)
Prices and Packages★★★★★ (5/5)
Expertise★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Care★★★★☆ (4/5)
Service Features★★★★☆ (4/5)

One thing that we like about Uniway is that they offer refurbished items, which contributes to the reduction of electronic waste. We like that they do an excellent job of restoring them in great working condition, which many happy customers can attest to.

Not only is this good for the environment, but we think that this is a great option for the budget-conscious who are simply after basic functionality. Repeat customers are quick to talk about the good pricing on refurbished computers, which we think is ultimately Uniway’s unique selling point.

Uniway has a good selection of brands and products, offering not only computer systems and accessories but also mobile devices and lighting. Although their range is not as extensive as other shops, we believe that customers looking just for laptops and desktops would be able to find something to their liking here.

There are also encouraging reviews on their in-store service. Staff members are professional and friendly and offer prompt service, which we feel are crucial qualities people working in this business should possess. 

Some satisfied customers have experienced getting their custom builds done for them within the day, which is a sign of prompt care and quality service. While there are a handful of customers who have had a less-than-remarkable experience, Uniway is quick to address their complaints and open to feedback, which we like.

For the most part, we find that it is the reasonable prices, good product range, and generally great customer service that keeps customers coming back.

Pros

  • Offers excellently-restored refurbished products
  • Overall great prices
  • Responsiveness to customer feedback

Cons

  • Mixed reviews on in-store customer assistance (branch-dependent)

Customer Reviews

I like this place. The sales person (Ben) is great. He is very friendly.  I have bought a lot of computers for my church and personal use from this guys. I have never encountered any problem from computer that I bought here. Shop Uniway and save hundreds of dollars. What you get is gently used, business grade computers.” –T W

“Had my custom pc build for me within a day, went above and beyond to get me what I wanted. Friendly and knowledgeable with products, thanks for the help.” –R Hebert

“This is an excellent computer shop. The sales associate is super friendly and provides high performance computers at great prices.

If you’re looking for a laptop or a desktop, I’d highly recommend checking this place out before all of the big box stores.” –Keith Mozden

3. CDC Computers

CDC Computers
WEBSITE https://www.cdccomputers.com/
ADDRESS620 King Edward Street Winnipeg, MB R3H 0P2
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (204) 788-0900

Email: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMondays to Fridays 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM Saturdays - 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
WHAT THEY OFFERDesktops, Laptops, Server Systems, Single Board Computers, Tablets & Mobile Devices, Computer Hardware, Cables and Adapters, Networking, Software & Gaming, Cameras & Security, Accessories, Toys & Gadgets, Telephones, Gift Cards
SPECIAL FEATURES AND SERVICESOnline appointment booking, service repairs

Our Rating:

Selection★★★★☆ (4/5)
Prices and Packages★★★★★ (5/5)
Expertise★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Care★★★★★ (5/5)
Service Features★★★★☆ (4/5)

What are the top two things that we like the most about CDC Computers? First, we are impressed with their 30-year-strong stay in the industry.

The longer you’ve been around, the greater your familiarity with so many simultaneous changes in computer products and services. 

We believe that their three decades of experience is a solid edge over other competitors, as they have witnessed how technology has evolved to meet the needs of different kinds of consumers.

Second, we think that customers will greatly appreciate their online appointment booking system. Most customer complaints in this industry are rooted in inefficient in-store assistance and care, and having a guaranteed slot is a great way to address these issues.

It’s a smart move by CDC Computers – and one that surely came about with years of experiencing similar feedback. 

That being said. CDC Computers is also well-loved by its customers. They are praised for going above and beyond, helping people young and old find exactly what they need.

We like that customers remember its team as friendly, professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. This tells us that a lot has gone into staff training to ensure that customers walk out genuinely happy and satisfied with the service they experienced.

Pros

  • Decades of industry experience and expertise
  • Online appointment booking system
  • Quality in-store customer care

Cons

  • No option to put together a customised build online

Customer Reviews

These people are great at what they do. Jonathan coordinated the service for me and ensured the job was done, with each person going beyond what was expected. In the end, they could have charged me more for what was done as most other places would have – but they stayed within my budget. Truly exceptional in the IT world.” –Sheldon Stier

“I have been doing research on which laptop to buy and found CDC Computers to be an excellent choice. Jonathan has been most courteous and professional in supplying our needs. The service was and continues to be most excellent.” –Vdub Guy

“Daniel and the staff were very knowledgeable and explained what was wrong with my computer and gave me a great price on a new one with educated me on the difference between the two choices that would be best for me and my business. Highly recommend this company along with they staff.” –Heather Thomas

4. Itech Systems

Itech Systems
WEBSITEhttp://www.itechsystems.net/
ADDRESS1530 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg, MB R2C 4J5
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (204) 943-6505
OPERATING HOURS Mondays to Fridays - 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
WHAT THEY OFFERFully-customised Computer Systems
SPECIAL FEATURES AND SERVICESCustomisation, service repairs, data backup/recovery

Our Rating:

Selection★★★★☆ (4/5)
Prices and Packages★★★★★ (5/5)
Expertise★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Care★★★★☆ (4/5)
Service Features★★★★☆ (4/5)

Itech Systems prides itself on offering fully-customised computer systems at competitive prices, which we are all for. They believe that it is better to tailor-fit a build for the specific user so that the features and technology are maximised.

We think this makes them an ideal destination for specialty users, such as gamers and industry-specific businesses. These are the people and groups that need particular applications and accessories for their systems. 

Customers appreciate them for not overselling, which is a major plus for us. We hear many horror stories of customers being convinced to buy additional items for extra profit, and we’re glad that Itech Systems is one of the rare few that really focus on customer needs.

We like that Itech Systems’ expertise goes beyond mere familiarity with brands. As they specialise in custom builds, they make it a point to unbox components and parts from different brands and put them together in a way that will serve the user’s needs best. 

This tells us that they have extensive knowledge of what specific parts, models, and brands are best used for or combined with. We think that this provides better value for money, as the total price will justify the enhanced functionality of the bespoke system. 

Finally, we like that they put their expertise to good use, as they are known to dispense helpful advice in a friendly and sincere manner. Customers love them for their honest advice and how they go out of their way to elevate the specific user experience through relevant recommendations.

Pros

  • Specialises in customised computer systems
  • Customer-centric service
  • Fair prices

Cons

  • Open only on weekdays
  • Might not be an option for people who just want to buy an entire brand “box”

Customer Reviews

“My computer had a bit of a meltdown it was glitching and flashing a blue error screen and I also desperately needed some upgrades to my computer to be done as soon as possible.   They told me it would take 3 business days to get done but they accomodated me the same day in and out and educated me on my issue. Happy Customer coming back” –204container Homes & Pools

“Perfect place to go for any computer needs!  Had an issue with powering up my laptop which had an important essay I had to hand in that day.  They took it in the back and found it to be a simple fix, explained everything, and no charge!  Now that’s customer service!” –Ethan Dunn

“Great customer service!  Quick, well priced and good selection of items in store – and have always ordered in items we needed if they didn’t have them on hand. Have recommended to all my friends and family – custom PC’s they’ve built for us have always worked great!” –Rebecca Schudel

5. TecHeal

WEBSITEhttps://www.techeal.ca/
ADDRESS26 Roslyn Rd, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0G5
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (204) 815-8128
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours daily
WHAT THEY OFFERGaming Computers, Gaming Accessories, TecHeal DIY Builds
SPECIAL FEATURES AND SERVICESService repairs, free shipping for all orders, 24/7 online support

Our Rating:

Selection★★★★☆ (4/5)
Prices and Packages★★★★★ (5/5)
Expertise★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Care★★★★★ (5/5)
Service Features★★★★★ (5/5)

We think that gamers are definitely going to love TecHeal, as it specialises in products that cater to their passion. From DIY gaming PCs to designer case PCs, customers will be spoilt for choice.

We particularly like that TecHeal comes up with its own collection of DIY builds for gamers, mixing and matching components and accessories to offer a specific type of gaming experience, from entry-level to seasoned expert. This is a true show of familiarity with the target user group.

While most of its product range caters to the gaming community, we think that its selection could also be relevant to other groups that need similar builds. These include designers, video editors, creative professionals, programmers, and the like.

Another way they impressively show their familiarity with the market is their 24/7 online support. They know that gamers are usually online during late hours, so they make sure that they are also ready to support their needs then.

It also greatly helps that they are open 24 hours every day, allowing customers to walk in and make a purchase at their own convenient time. Clearly, this benefits not only gamers, but anyone and everyone who needs to buy gadgets outside the usual operating hours.

Customers appreciate TecHeal’s responsive customer service, as they are prompt in replying to inquiries even over email. We also find their after-care quite special, as they will even make the effort to contact you in case they have found better options for your build.

Finally, we like that they are willing to work around the customer’s budget, instead of pressuring them to break the bank to get the build that they want. This shows genuine consideration for the user’s circumstances and capacities. 

Pros

  • Open 24 hours daily
  • Great selection of products for gaming enthusiasts
  • 24/7 online support
  • Reasonable prices

Cons

  • Product selection focuses on gaming builds only

Customer Reviews

“Techeal is an amazing Winnipeg company that provides very good gaming computers for any budget. I was impressed by the very friendly and efficient communication by email. He will answer your questions very professionally and provide you what you need. I got also a free upgrade, which was unexpected and very appreciated!” –Reine-Marie Guillermic

“Highly recommended. From the purchasing of your order to the after delivery, they are the best. Even after i placed my order, they call me  and suggests me better options. Even they upgraded my order. There deliveries are also very safe and fast, as i work in canada post that is why i know they choose best delivery option with signature required with expedited delivery service. A big thumbs up to you guys.” –HyperK Gaming

“Ammar is amazing—he built my son’s gaming system based on the games he’s loving, then FaceTimed with him twice to walk through DIY adding some hardware later.  That’s great customer service!” –Nancy Fitch

How to Choose the Best Computer or Laptop

Choosing a new computer or laptop can be an overwhelming process. Not only do you have to deal with numerous brands and models, but you also have to make sense of different packages and personal recommendations.

At the end of the day, more than a specific brand or make, the top considerations for buying a good computer or laptop are the following:

Function or Purpose. Personal users tend to just stick to Internet browsing and word processing, while creatives, business professionals, or gamers are more particular about specs and applications. On-the-go individuals will also look for something that won’t limit their mobility.

Customisation Options. Sometimes, the way you use your computer or laptop will change over time. It’s important to know if the model you’re looking at can be customised as you find the need to adjust its specs.

Compatibility with Other Devices. There are brands that work well together when different devices and accessories are involved. It’s good to know when to mix and match, and when to go with the same brand.

FAQs on Best Computer Stores in Winnipeg


In case of the unfortunate event that you accidentally lose your data, you may also want to take a look at our top picks for data recovery services in Winnipeg. You’ll need a seasoned professional to restore precious information lost to regain peace of mind.