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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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

Gateway 610XL Review

  • Looks great
  • extremely powerful
  • and simple to use
  • Integrated WiFi card may be buggy on some wireless…
  • but is fixed through a driver update
Our Score 9

Sotec Afina AS7180AV Review

  • Solid performing
  • integrated TV tuner
  • small size
  • Mouse is too tiny
  • poor 3D performance
Our Score 7

Sony VAIO PCV-RS220 Review

  • The RS220 comes with a DVD-RW/CD-RW writer
  • No AGP port
  • limited expansion
  • weak speakers
Our Score 6

Gateway Media Center XL Review

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

Sony PCV-W20 Review

  • Great design
  • lots of features
  • Flimsy DVD player tray
Our Score 8

Apple iMac 17-inch Review

  • Larger display
  • Bluetooth/802.11g upgradeable
  • No USB 2.0 support
  • needs more memory
Our Score 9

Gateway 700XL Review

  • High class look and feel
  • No analog video input
  • expensive
Our Score 9