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‚Äôs still… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Maingear F131 Review

  • Attractive and unique exterior
  • Reasonably useful interior layout
  • Excellent performance
  • Amazing bang-for-the-buck
  • Exterior plastics could be better
  • Most ports are a pain to access
  • Loud fan noise sounds at load
Our Score 8.5

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

HP Firebird 802 Review

  • Attractive and compact case; ultra quiet;…
  • Very little expandability; slightly above average…
Our Score 8.5

HP Blackbird 002 Review

  • Incredible design inside and out; blistering…
  • Price tag matches performance; out-of-the-box…
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

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

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