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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
User Score 0

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
User Score 0

Cyberpower Zeus Mini Review

  • Thin and small
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Good value
  • Distracting LED-lit enclosure
  • Difficult to upgrade or repair
  • Noisy at load, case sometimes rattles
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Gateway ZX4970-UR22 Review

  • Simple but sturdy design
  • Plenty of USB ports
  • High-quality matte display
  • Decent compute performance for the price
  • Affordable
  • Stand lacks ergonomic adjustments
  • No display controls
  • Poor 3D performance
Our Score 8.5
User Score 8

Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20 Review

  • Affordable price
  • Display offers excellent image quality
  • Pleasing bundled peripherals
  • Runs cool and quiet
  • Below-average performance
  • Short battery life
  • Not enough connectivity
Our Score 7.5
User Score 8

Gateway DX 4885-UB3A Review

  • Compact
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Strong processor performance
  • Decent bundled keyboard and mouse
  • Quiet operation
  • Good value
  • A few design quirks
  • No extra hard drive bays
  • Poor connectivity
Our Score 8
User Score 3

Minix Neo X7 Review

  • Decent build quality
  • Gobs of ports
  • Strong CPU performance
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • Custom interface lacks polish
  • Android isn’t a good general-purpose OS
  • Poor graphics performance
  • Expensive (relative to the competition)
Our Score 6
User Score 2

Dell Inspiron One 23 Review

  • Attractive design
  • Supports HDMI-out and HDMI-in
  • Fast, well-rounded performance
  • Low-contrast display
  • Poor audio quality
  • System fan is annoying at load
  • Expensive for a 23-inch AIO
  • Affordable models lose performance advantage
Our Score 6.5
User Score 0

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