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Origin Millenium (Late 2014) Review

  • Highly customizable
  • Easy to upgrade or repair
  • Plenty of connectivity
  • Record breaking performance
  • Can handle 4K gaming
  • Less expensive than competitors
  • Large and very heavy
  • Extremely loud at full load
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Apple iMac with Retina Review

  • World's first 5K display
  • Stunningly sharp and detailed images
  • Powerfully equipped
  • Super thin and stylish design
  • Games crash or are unstable at 5K resolution –…
  • Not the best graphics chip
  • Stutters when scrolling through Web pages
  • Mouse and keyboard need updates
Our Score 8
User Score 0

HP Envy 23xt Beats Special Edition Review

  • Bold, red exterior
  • Impressive 1080p touchscreen
  • Loud, clear Beats speakers
  • Numerous media connectivity options
  • Display is too reflective
  • Wired keyboard and mouse come standard
  • Lackluster gaming and hard drive performance
  • Expensive compared to competition
Our Score 7
User Score 8

Origin Chronos Review

  • Very compact
  • RAM and hard drives are easy to upgrade
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • 840 EVO 1TB hard drive is lightning quick
  • Less expensive than similarly equipped competitors
  • Looks dull
  • Video card and optical drive are difficult to…
  • Runs loud in games, chugs power
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Lenovo Erazer X510 Review

  • Small case
  • Strong processor performance
  • Great peripherals
  • Confused exterior design
  • Interior layout isn’t optimized for upgrades
  • One-touch overclocking is of questionable value
  • l 3D performance could be better
Our Score 5
User Score 0

LG Chromebase Review

  • Modern looking aesthetics
  • Attractive display
  • Can be used as an external monitor
  • Quick hardware for the price
  • Solid bundled peripherals
  • Display stand feels flimsy
  • Poor display controls
  • Weak speakers
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Digital Storm Bolt II Review

  • Lots of connectivity
  • Easy to upgrade for its size
  • Excellent processor performance
  • Easily handles modern games
  • Power efficient
  • Feels less expensive than it is
  • Can be loud at maximum load
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Maingear Torq Review

  • Tiny, futuristic-looking enclosure
  • Great connectivity for its size
  • Quick over-clocked processor
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • High-end configurations are very expensive
  • Full liquid cooling means no optical drive
  • Difficult to service or upgrade
  • Droning system fan
Our Score 7
User Score 0

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Rumors of the desktop's extinction have been overstated. While laptops can perform many of the same tasks, serious performance is still obtainable only from these towers of power. Our reviews are designed with that in mind, benchmarking every aspect of performance including upgradability, power consumption and 4K gaming.

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