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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Gateway 700XL Review

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

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

Velocity Micro Vector Campus Edition Review

  • Attractive enclosure
  • Small and light
  • Easy to upgrade or repair
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Good value
  • Needs more USB 3.0 ports
  • Poorly located headphone/microphone jacks
  • Only three hard drive bays
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

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

Alienware Alpha R2 Review

  • Solid 1080p performance
  • Compact, sturdy design
  • Decent price point
  • Highly upgradable
  • No more SteamOS
  • Runs hot and loud
  • SSD upgrade is a must
Our Score 9

Falcon Northwest Talon Review

  • High build quality
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Excellent performance
  • Surprisingly quiet
  • Aesthetically dull
  • Could use a few more ports
Our Score 9

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