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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Origin Millennium Battlebox (2015) Review

  • Attractive, customizable case
  • Low fan noise
  • Excellent performance
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Massive and heavy
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

Syber Vapor I Review

  • Works as a viable console replacement out of the…
  • Solid connectivity
  • Performs well for its price
  • Offers numerous customization options
  • Initial cost might seem prohibitive to the console…
  • Still stumbles in the most demanding games
Our Score 9

Alienware X51 Review

  • Beautifully compact design
  • Lots of power for the price
  • USB 3.0 ports and built-in Wi-Fi beat you to the…
  • Easy access interior, part-swapping
  • Minimally flexible for future upgrades
  • More complex than a standalone console
  • Hefty power brick will need to be hidden away…
Our Score 8.5

Falcon Northwest Fragbox 2013 Review

  • Small size
  • Excellent build quality
  • Included handle
  • Amazing performance in all areas
  • Quiet operation
  • Confusing internal layout
  • Limited space for future upgrades
Our Score 8.5

Falcon Northwest Mach V Review

  • Beautiful monolithic design
  • Effective cooling
  • Amazing CPU performance
  • Three-year warranty
  • Bang-for-buck could be better
  • Internal layout sacrifices practicality
Our Score 8.5