Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in desktops.

Alienware Alpha R2 review

The initial Alienware Alpha impressed by packing gaming hardware into a tiny box, but left much to be desired. Now the dry run is over, and the revised version of the compact gaming PC is ready to prove there’s still… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Dell XPS Tower Special Edition 8910 SE Review

  • Compact design
  • Decent gaming performance
  • Easily upgradable
  • Mechanical drive is too slow
  • No CPU overclocking
Our Score 6

Digital Storm Velox (Kaby Lake) Review

  • Attractive, functional custom case
  • Incredibly easy to upgrade
  • Overclocked to 5GHz
  • Great all-around performance
  • Limited room for additional hard drives
  • More expensive than similar competitors
Our Score 8

Microsoft Surface Studio Review

  • Beautiful design
  • Simple, intuitive hinge
  • The best PC touchscreen, ever
  • Respectable performance, for an all-in-one
  • Solid bundled peripherals
  • Extremely slow hard drive
  • Last-generation graphics hardware
  • Dial is a $100 add-on, of questionable use
Our Score 7

Cybertron CLX Ra Review

  • Attractive case
  • Spacious interior with room for upgrades
  • Great performance for the configuration
  • Competitively priced
  • Case design makes for awkward connections
  • Very loud during CPU-intensive cases
  • Comparatively short warranty
Our Score 6

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 Review

  • Attractive, if simple, design
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Clever chassis enhancements
  • Great gaming performance
  • Quiet, even at full load
  • Perhaps too simple
  • Small solid state drive
  • Included peripherals are too basic
Our Score 7

Acer Predator G1 Review

  • Sharp, sturdy design
  • Solid 4K gaming performance
  • Quiet under load
  • Can be difficult to replace components
  • No overclocking
  • Doesn’t perform as well as expected
  • Too much bloatware
Our Score 5

Alienware Alpha R2 Review

  • Solid 1080p performance
  • Compact, sturdy design
  • Decent price point
  • Highly upgradable
  • No more SteamOS
  • Runs hot and loud
  • SSD upgrade is a must
Our Score 9

Origin Millennium (2016) Review

  • Attractive, with standard LED lighting
  • Standard front-facing hot swap bay
  • Highly customizable
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Excellent performance
  • Enclosure feels flimsy
  • Lacks interior ease-of-use features
  • Runs a bit loud
Our Score 7