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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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

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

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

Falcon Northwest Tiki-Z Review

  • Extreme performance in a small package
  • Looks impressive
  • Can handle anything at 1080p or 1440p
  • Puts out a lot of heat
  • Some components difficult to upgrade
Our Score 8.5