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We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in desktops.

Origin Millennium gaming desktop review

Remember that scene from Jurassic Park, where the raptor arrives in the metal cage on a giant forklift, snarling and biting? That’s what it’s like to receive an Origin desktop. Let’s find out if it’s worthy of… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Gateway Media Center XL Review

  • Good overall performance
  • No surround sound setup
  • confusing software configuration
Our Score 7

Alienware X51 Review

  • Beautifully compact design
  • Lots of power for the price
  • USB 3.0 ports and built-in Wi-Fi beat you to the…
  • Easy access interior, part-swapping
  • Minimally flexible for future upgrades
  • More complex than a standalone console
  • Hefty power brick will need to be hidden away…
Our Score 8.5

MSI Mega 865 Review

  • Can make both a good media PC and a gaming system
  • The MSI software is unrefined
  • lacks a TV tuner
Our Score 8

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 Review

  • Small footprint and several mounting options
  • Great looks
  • Smooth 1080p video playback
  • Affordable
  • Quiet
  • Convenient OS recovery should disaster strike
  • Poor multitasking and encoding performance
  • Lacks good backlit remote
  • No TV tuner
Our Score 7

Dell XPS 625 Review

  • Respectable performance; sleek shell and AlienFX…
  • Few perks; optional upgrades can really boost the…
Our Score 8

Gateway FMC-901X Review

  • Clean system design
  • easy to use
  • powerful components
  • There is no room for expansion
  • can be loud while watching movies
Our Score 8

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

HP TouchSmart IQ770 Review

  • Powerful and simple to use; touch screen works…
  • Keyboard is missing media keys; uses a mobile CPU
Our Score 8