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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Maingear Vybe Review

  • Simple and functional design
  • Solid performance for the price
  • No bloatware
  • Runs cool and (relatively) quiet
  • No stand-out features
  • Dull enclosure
Our Score 8

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  • Outdated hardware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