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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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

Velocity Micro Raptor M60 Review

  • Fast processor
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Lightning-fast SSD
  • Awkward internals
  • Not a great price
Our Score 6

Origin Neuron Review

  • Incredible overclocked performance
  • Lightning-fast storage
  • Extremely attractive
  • Elegantly assembled
  • Doesn’t have a custom enclosure
Our Score 9

Alienware Area 51 (2017) Review

  • Unique design
  • Lighting syncs across Alienware devices
  • Accessible, spacious interior
  • Supports the latest hardware
  • Absolutely massive
  • Doesn’t offer all Core X chips

Microsoft Surface Studio Review

  • Beautiful design
  • Simple, intuitive hinge
  • The best PC touchscreen, ever
  • Respectable performance, for an all-in-one
  • Solid bundled peripherals
  • Extremely slow hard drive
  • Last-generation graphics hardware
  • Dial is a $100 add-on, of questionable use
Our Score 7