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 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. Its unusual case is filled with extravagant hardware, so let’s see… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Dell Inspiron 5675 Review

  • Low price
  • Ryzen brings solid multi-core performance
  • Attractive exterior
  • Easily handles games at 1080p
  • Awkward internal design
  • Not very futureproof
Our Score 7

Dell XPS 8930 Tower Review

  • Interesting internal design
  • Solid port options
  • Great gaming performance
  • Good base for expansion
  • Has an entry-level Intel CPU
  • Entry-level configurations don’t have SSD
Our Score 7

Intel 'Hades Canyon' NUC Review

  • Packs AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics
  • Can drive up to six displays
  • Some parts can be replaced
  • Nerdy light-up skull
  • More expensive than any NUC so far
  • Driver support remains an open question

Origin Millennium Review

  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Quick and capable processor
  • Side panels can be switched with ease
  • High-quality custom-built enclosure
  • Excellent internal cable management
  • Front port panel feel a little cheap
  • “Tool-less” does requires an occasional tool
Our Score 9

Asus G11DF-DBR5-GTX1060 Review

  • Strong gaming performance
  • Compact
  • Good performance value
  • Unimpressive case design
  • Cheap peripherals
Our Score 6

Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display (2017) Review

  • Classic, handsome styling
  • Good selection of high-speed connectivity
  • 5K Retina display is still the best
  • Solid processor performance
  • Poor hard drive performance
  • Magic Keyboard and Mouse are underwhelming
Our Score 7

Dell Inspiron 27 7000 (2017) Review

  • Sturdy and functional
  • Excellent processor performance
  • Can handle modern PC games
  • Decent peripherals
  • Great performance value
  • Simple, uninspired design
  • Display quality could be better
Our Score 8

Asus ROG Strix GD30CI Review

  • Reasonable price
  • Functional storage configuration
  • Unattractive case
  • Minimal cooling
  • Restrictive warranty
Our Score 5