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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

Origin Millennium (2013) review

  • Small enclosure
  • Easy to repair and upgrade
  • Incredible performance
  • Surprisingly good bang-for-the-buck
  • Less expensive than competitors
  • Cooling fans are loud, even at idle
  • Chugs power by the gallon
Our Score 8.5
User Score 0

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

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