Editors' Choice

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

Origin Millennium (2019) review

The massive, heavy Origin Millennium is a flagship desktop with serious hardware and a price tag to match. It’s no bargain, but its quality and handsome design make a gaming battlestation you’ll want to own. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Digital Storm Aventum X Review

  • Insanely fast performance
  • Beautiful all-glass side panels
  • Excellent upgradeability and repairability
  • Abundance of ports
  • Custom thermal management with liquid cooling
  • Potential of NVLink and ray tracing not yet…
  • Outrageously expensive
Our Score 8

Origin Chronos (2019) Review

  • Very small footprint
  • Excellent performance
  • Lots of hardware customization
  • Beats many full-sized desktops
  • Can be noisy
  • Not much to look at
Our Score 7

Intel Bean Canyon NUC 8i7BEH Review

  • Surprisingly easy to upgrade
  • Plenty of connectivity
  • Great performance for its size
  • Iris 655 makes light gaming an option
  • Requires do-it-yourself approach
  • Design is all function, no form
Our Score 7

Surface Studio 2 Review

  • Exceptional design, build quality
  • The best screen we’ve ever tested
  • Great graphics performance
  • Super-fast SSD
  • Starts at 16GB of RAM
  • Overpriced for an older processor
  • Niche appeal
Our Score 8

Apple Mac mini (2018) Review

  • Compact, simple design
  • Very quiet
  • Excellent processor performance
  • Best-in-class hard drive performance
  • Terrible game performance
  • MacOS updates are lackluster
Our Score 8

Lenovo Legion C730 Cube Review

  • 1080p gaming is smooth sailing
  • Minimalist aesthetics with solid build
  • Abundance of ports
  • Internal components are easy to access and upgrade…
  • Portable design aided by top handle
  • Limited storage capacity
  • Large footprint for compact desktop
  • No USB-C or Thunderbolt 3
Our Score 7

Alienware Area 51 R5 Review

  • Robust configuration options
  • Exceptional gaming performance
  • Sleek design
  • Tool-free maintenance
  • Very quiet
  • Pricey at most configurations
Our Score 9

Falcon Northwest Tiki (2018) Review

  • Powerful internals
  • Compact build
  • Exceptional build quality
  • Sleek design
  • Excellent warranty
  • Paint job has temporary odor and scratches easily
  • Misaligned USB ports on top
Our Score 9