Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in desktops.

Falcon Northwest Mach V (2016) review

Falcon’s flagship, the Mach V, isn’t the biggest desktop on the market, or the most extravagant – but it is the end result of decades of work. Can this refined, old-school rig defeat up-and-comers from Digital… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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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

Apple iMac 17-inch Review

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

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

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5) Review

  • Drool-worthy 27-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display
  • Top-notch industrial design and build quality
  • Ultra-fast bootup with SSD option
  • Killer gaming performance with Radeon HD 5750
  • Surprisingly ample sound
  • Cool and quiet, even during gaming
  • Abysmal keyboard and mouse
  • No analog 5.1-channel outputs, Blu-ray option
  • Pricy relative to similarly equipped PCs
Our Score 8.5

HP TouchSmart 300 Review

  • Awesome touchscreen display and user interface;…
  • Integrated graphics; voice-recognition needs work;…
Our Score 8.5

Asus M51AC-US016S Review

  • Low-key design with lots of connectivity
  • Quality motherboard with room for upgrades
  • Well-rounded performance
  • Decent bundled peripherals
  • Good value
  • Case has just one empty drive bay
  • No solid-state drive option
Our Score 8.5

Dell Alienware X51 (2013) Review

  • Small, compact chassis
  • Plenty of connectivity
  • Components are surprisingly easy to replace
  • Affordable
  • Limited upgradability
  • Bundled peripherals seem a waste
  • Loud when gaming
Our Score 8.5