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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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

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

Dell XPS 27 Touch Review

  • Excellent Design
  • Great 2,560 x 1,440 display
  • Very good audio output
  • Good performance for an all-in-one
  • Plastic backside feels a bit flimsy for a premium…
  • Graphics aren’t powerful enough to handle games…
Our Score 9

Gateway 610XL Review

  • Looks great
  • extremely powerful
  • and simple to use
  • Integrated WiFi card may be buggy on some wireless…
  • but is fixed through a driver update
Our Score 9

Apple iMac 17-inch Review

  • Larger display
  • Bluetooth/802.11g upgradeable
  • No USB 2.0 support
  • needs more memory
Our Score 9

Origin Millennium (2014) Review

  • Insanely quick
  • Spacious, modular case
  • Excellent connectivity
  • Hot-swap hard drive bay
  • Extremely customizable
  • Large and heavy for a supposed “mid tower”
  • Exterior feels flimsy
  • Changing internal layout is complex
Our Score 9

Alienware Area-51 7500 Review

  • Solid performance; feature-rich; excellent cooling
  • Case design is hit or miss; loud at times
  • could be quieter
Our Score 9

Acer AT3-600-UR11 Review

  • Attractive, functional enclosure
  • Some upgradability
  • Well-rounded performance
  • Quiet and efficient
  • Good value
  • Terrible bundled peripherals
  • Too much bloatware
Our Score 9