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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Falcon Northwest Mach V Review

  • Solid, attractive case
  • Excellent performance in all benchmarks
  • Surprisingly quiet
  • Excellent warranty
  • Competitively priced
  • Some RAM slots are difficult to access
Our Score 9.5

ASUS M70AD-US003S Review

  • Compact and conveniently-placed front ports
  • Strong processor and graphics performance
  • Includes backup power supply, wireless charging
  • Supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Cool, quiet and efficient
  • Good value
  • Could use more USB 3.0 ports
  • Limited upgradability
Our Score 9.5

Falcon Northwest Tiki Review

  • Small and attractive
  • Good interior layout
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Quiet operation
  • Standard 3-year warranty
  • Size restricts hardware upgrades
Our Score 9.5

Falcon Northwest Mach V (2016) Review

  • Refined, elegant enclosure
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Excellent performance in all areas
  • Runs quiet
  • Class-leading standard warranty
  • Exterior can look a bit mundane
  • Not as customizable as some competitors
Our Score 9

Falcon Northwest Tiki (2015) Review

  • Beautiful, sturdy case
  • Top of the line performance
  • Compact size
  • Competitive price
  • High-end assembly and support
  • Noisy at full load
  • Needs an external Wi-Fi antenna
Our Score 9

Apple Mac mini Dual Core 1.66GHz Review

  • Small size; attractive design; powerful; low power…
  • Mono speaker: cost is higher than expected; video…
Our Score 9

Gateway 700XL Review

  • High class look and feel
  • No analog video input
  • expensive
Our Score 9

Dell XPS One 27 Review

  • Good design
  • Beautiful 2560 x 1440 display
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Useful connectivity
  • Respectable performance
  • Stand does not swivel or adjust for height
  • Extremely glossy display finish
  • Graphics processing unit can’t handle modern…
Our Score 9