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 »

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User Score 8

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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

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

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

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

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

Acer Aspire AZ3-615 Review

  • Affordable price
  • Lots of connectivity
  • Good display
  • Speedy performance
  • Extremely glossy screen
  • No VESA mount

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

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