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Origin Chronos (2019) review

The Chronos is Origin’s smallest PC, but while it occupies less space than most A/V receivers, it delivers the power of a much larger desktop. Its dull exterior design does the system a disservice. Once you turn it on, you won’t be bored. Our Origin Chronos Review tests the desktop in multiple benchmarks and games.
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Intel ‘Bean Canyon’ NUC Review

Intel’s Next Unit of Computing, or NUC, offers tiny desktops with performance that keeps up with much larger systems, and they’re even affordable. But there’s a catch. You must install your own RAM and hard drive. Our Intel NUC ‘Bean Canyon’ review considers whether it’s worth the trouble.
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Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review

Most creative pros are Apple users, but with the Surface Studio 2, Microsoft makes a serious attempt to win them over. There aren't a lot of new features on the outside, but the internal updates are significant. Despite its niche appeal, you’ll wish you had a few grand to drop on this beauty.
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Apple Mac Mini (2018) Review

Apple’s new Mac Mini doesn’t look much different from its predecessor, and it’s more expensive. Yet the changes under the hood make a case for its consideration as your new Mac. Can this entry-level machine hold its own? Read our Apple Mac Mini (2018) review to find out.
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Lenovo Legion C730 Cube review

Though the Legion C730 Cube may look like a cooler with its carry handle, and it does a good job keeping its “six pack” -- in the form of Intel’s hexa-core Core i7 CPU – cool, Lenovo designed this desktop for you to take to your next LAN party. With AMD or Nvidia graphics options, the C730 is also a VR-ready system.
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Alienware Area-51 R5 review

The Alienware Area-51 has always been a striking machine. With its angled edges and gently glowing LED lighting there’s just nothing else like it. The unusual design is typically paired with extravagant hardware and the Area-51 R5 is no exception. Let’s see what this thing can do.
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Falcon Northwest Tiki 2018 review

The original Falcon Northwest Tiki was one of our all-time favorite gaming PCs. We loved its compact form factor, powerful internals, and unique exterior design. That means the 2018 model has some big shoes to fill, let’s see how it stacks up to the latest and greatest gaming rigs.
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Dell Inspiron 5680 Gaming Desktop review

If you aren't interested in building your computer, PC gaming can get expensive, but not so with the Dell Inspiron 5680 Gaming Desktop. Starting at just $600, it provides nearly everything you’d want in a cheap gaming PC. It has enough power to play modern games at reasonable framerates without breaking the bank.
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Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK

The latest NUC, or Next Unit of Computing, from Intel’s lab once gain tries to make headway in the always competitive, and skeptical, world of PC gaming. Skull Canyon, the company’s last effort, was less than perfect – but the new backs up its cutting-edge Intel processor with AMD Radeon Vega graphics.
Dell XPS 8930 Review

Dell XPS 8930 review

We’re always looking for an affordable way to game. The Dell XPS 8930 is packing a GTX 1060 graphics card, meaning this unassuming desktop PC has a little more than meets the eye.
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Maingear F131 hands-on review

If you want a custom gaming rig, you probably want it to look special – and Maingear’s F131 might catch your eye. We went hands-on.
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Intel ‘Hades Canyon’ NUC hands-on review

The first version, Skull Canyon, faltered at the starting line, but this year Intel is back with AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics. Find out more in our hands-on.
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Origin Millennium gaming desktop review

Origin has made some of our favorite high-end gaming rigs in the past. Let’s find out if the 2018 Origin Millennium puts another feather in its cap.
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Asus G11DF gaming desktop review

Inexpensive PC gaming used to mean bad PC gaming, but not anymore. Our Asus G11DF review shows just how far you can get on a shoestring budget.
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Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display (2017) review

It’s been years since Apples Retina 5K saw a complete re-design. Can it still compete with Windows systems? Read our Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display review to find out.
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Dell Inspiron 27 7000 (2017) review

Our Dell Inspiron 27 7000 review unit, powered by AMD’s new Ryzen processor, should interest you.
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Asus ROG Strix GD30CI gaming desktop review

Our Asus ROG Strix GD30CI review reveals a PC with plenty of performance, but there’s more to it than the right GPU. The Asus GD30CI falls behind on details
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Velocity Micro Raptor M60 Gaming Desktop Review

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Origin Neuron review

As our Origin Neuron review shows, the right builder and the right case can elevate off-the-shelf parts into an amazing gaming desktop.
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Alienware Area 51 (2017): Our first take

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Digital Storm Velox (Kaby Lake) review

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Origin Millennium (2016) review

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Luke Larsen is a Senior Editor at Digital Trends and manages all content covering laptops, monitors, PC hardware, and everything else that plugs into a computer. Luke joined Digital Trends in 2017 as a native Portlander, happy to join a media company that called his city home. His obsession with technology is in observing the ebb and flow of how technological advancement and product design intersects with our day-to-day experience of it. From digging into the minute details to stepping back and seeing the wider trends, Luke revels in telling stories with tech.

Before working at DT, he worked as Tech Editor at Paste Magazine for over four years and has bylines at publications such as IGN and The Oregonian. When he’s not obsessing over what the best laptop is or how Apple can fix the Mac, Luke spends his time playing designer board games, quoting obscure Star Wars lines, and hanging with his family.