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Acer Aspire Z3-605 review

  • Simple but functional design
  • Excellent display
  • Good sound quality
  • Silent operation and low power draw
  • Plain exterior lacks style
  • Performance is far below average
  • No optional solid-state drive
  • Competitors provide better value
Our Score 6.5
User Score 0

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
User Score 4

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
User Score 10

Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition review

  • Very fast, 4th-gen CPU
  • Dedicated sound card
  • Good gaming performance
  • Upgradable
  • More RAM than most will ever use
  • SSD cache, rather than a real solid-state drive
  • Not as customizable as other desktops
Our Score 7.5
User Score 6

Acer Predator G3 (AG3-605-UR20) review

  • Good, functional design
  • Simple and easy to upgrade
  • Quiet operation
  • Great bang-for-the-buck
  • Game performance doesn’t set records
  • Bundled peripherals are terrible for gaming
  • Small solid-state drive
Our Score 8
User Score 0

HP Envy Rove 20 review

  • Quality display
  • Decent bundled peripherals
  • Less expensive than similar competition
  • Mundane design
  • Too heavy and bulky for tablet use
  • Short battery life
  • Disappointing performance
  • Not a good value
Our Score 5
User Score 0

Vizio CA24T 24-inch Touch All-in-One (AMD) Review

  • Attractive design
  • Good connectivity
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Design puts form before function
  • Lackluster display quality
  • Poor overall performance
  • Cheap, low-quality peripherals
Our Score 5
User Score 0

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
User Score 10

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When you buy a desktop computer, you're making a statement. You're telling the world (or, at least, the part of the world that sees your desk) that you have serious computing to get done, serious screen real estate to occupy, and serious space to take up. It's a bold move in an increasingly mobile age and it begs a host of very specific questions before you put your money where your desk space used to be. We want to make sure you're not getting a power-sucking vampire machine or one so loud its fan speed goes to 11 while also ensuring the computer you're thinking about meets your needs. Whether you're looking for a behemoth gaming machine or an attractive all-in-one, we'll run the tests and parse the jargon so you know what you're getting and whether or not you should be getting it.

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