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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

Dell XPS 18 Review

  • Large, high-quality display
  • Solid bundled peripherals
  • A handful of poorly located ports
  • Optional $99 charging stand doesn’t add ports
  • Mundane design
  • Poor performance for the price
  • Heavy and awkward to use as a tablet
  • Not a good value
Our Score 5
User Score 0

Falcon Northwest Fragbox 2013 Review

  • Small size
  • Excellent build quality
  • Included handle
  • Amazing performance in all areas
  • Quiet operation
  • Confusing internal layout
  • Limited space for future upgrades
Our Score 8.5
User Score 0

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