Editors' Choice

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

Syber Vapor I review

Not quite a Steam Machine, but still a strong contender, the Syber Vapor I proves that Valve's failure to deliver Steam OS on time doesn’t mean the PCs built to take advantage of it can’t hold their own with the best gaming PCs. See Full Review »

Our Score 9
User Score 8

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iBuyPower SBX Review

  • Beautiful design, LED strip mesmerizes
  • Good warranty
  • Could still shine with release of SteamOS
  • Gaming at 1080p chugs
  • Internal Wi-Fi dropped connection every five…
  • Still requires a mouse and keyboard for most tasks

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
User Score 0

Lenovo Horizon II Review

  • Attractive, slim design
  • Responsive touchscreen
  • Still too heavy
  • Mediocre performance
  • Short battery life
  • Not a good value

AVADirect Z97 Quiet Gaming Review

  • Attractive but subdued enclosure
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Excellent game performance
  • Quiet even at load
  • Not the quickest processor
  • Average SSD performance
  • Noise-reduction features add to the price

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

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

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

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

Editor Desktop Reviews

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.

Head over to our selection of best desktop computers for more some of our favorites.