Editors' Choice

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

Falcon Northwest Mach V (2016) review

Falcon’s flagship, the Mach V, isn’t the biggest desktop on the market, or the most extravagant – but it is the end result of decades of work. Can this refined, old-school rig defeat up-and-comers from Digital… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Falcon Northwest Mach V Review

  • Beautiful monolithic design
  • Effective cooling
  • Amazing CPU performance
  • Three-year warranty
  • Bang-for-buck could be better
  • Internal layout sacrifices practicality
Our Score 8.5

HP TouchSmart 610 Review

  • Beautiful 1080p display
  • Touch input is responsive
  • Fast hardware
  • Unique hinge works well
  • Expensive
  • No HDMI out
  • Touch input is of questionable use
Our Score 8

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z Review

  • Simple, rugged design
  • Easy access VESA mount
  • Almost no bloatware
  • 3-year standard warranty with on-site support
  • Bland aesthetics
  • Average display
  • Poor audio quality
  • Outdated hardware
Our Score 6

Falcon Northwest FragBox Review

  • Small size
  • Case includes handle
  • Amazing performance
  • No bloatware
  • Annoying LED lighting
  • Runs hot, loud
Our Score 8

Origin Genesis Review

  • Stable 5GHz overclock
  • Myriad of configuration options
  • Grown-up good looks
  • Quiet performance
  • Reasonably priced considering what’s inside.
  • None
Our Score 9

iBuyPower Erebus Review

  • Smokin’ performance
  • Significant and stable overclocking
  • No bloatware
  • Looks expensive
  • Is expensive
  • A few odd design choices and inelegant solutions
  • Noisy
Our Score 8

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 Review

  • Small footprint and several mounting options
  • Great looks
  • Smooth 1080p video playback
  • Affordable
  • Quiet
  • Convenient OS recovery should disaster strike
  • Poor multitasking and encoding performance
  • Lacks good backlit remote
  • No TV tuner
Our Score 7

Maingear Shift Review

  • Unstoppable performance
  • Innovative vertical airflow design
  • Solid, attractive and unique case
  • White-glove packaging, assembly quality and…
  • Reliable despite white-knuckle overclocking
  • Connecting cables up top can be inconvenient
Our Score 8.5