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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

Maingear Vybe Z97 (2014) Review

  • Powerful CPU and graphics performance
  • Lots of expansion options
  • Isn’t loud under load
  • Expensive, considering its components
  • More RAM than needed for gaming
  • Bright lights don’t have an off switch
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Acer Aspire AZ3-615 Review

  • Affordable price
  • Lots of connectivity
  • Good display
  • Speedy performance
  • Extremely glossy screen
  • No VESA mount
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Apple iMac 21.5-inch (2014) Review

  • Handles day-to-day tasks with ease
  • Dead quiet
  • Elegant, sturdy construction
  • Sharp IPS LCD screen
  • Commendable built-in speakers
  • Bundled mouse and keyboard
  • Premium price
  • Disappointing CPU performance
  • Components are not user replaceable
  • Awkward mouse and keyboard
Our Score 7.5
User Score 10

Digital Storm Vanquish II Review

  • Reasonably priced
  • Handles 1080p gaming well
  • Fast SSD and roomy hard drive
  • 3-year warranty
  • Very limited expansion options
  • Only six USB ports
  • Bulging backplate
Our Score 7
User Score 0

AOC mySmart A2472PW4T Review

  • Inexpensive
  • Good display quality
  • Unattractive design
  • Not all USB ports are standard
  • Poor performance
  • Lacks bundled keyboard and mouse
  • Android still terrible for desktop use
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Lenovo C560 Touch Review

  • Sturdy construction
  • Hard drive, RAM can be upgraded by user
  • Attractive 1080p touchscreen
  • Loud speakers
  • Strong processor performance
  • Unattractive exterior
  • Very glossy display
  • No HDMI-in, 802.11ac or Bluetooth
Our Score 8
User Score 0

ASUS M70AD-US003S Review

  • Compact and conveniently-placed front ports
  • Strong processor and graphics performance
  • Includes backup power supply, wireless charging
  • Supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Cool, quiet and efficient
  • Good value
  • Could use more USB 3.0 ports
  • Limited upgradability
Our Score 9.5
User Score 0

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