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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Compaq GX5000Z Review

  • Excellent performance
  • uses name brand parts
  • easy to upgrade
  • Buggy CD/DVD combo drive
  • mouse feels somewhat cheap
Our Score 8

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

FIC Condor Review

  • Very innovative design
  • plenty of room for hardware components
  • good cooling
  • Weak power supply
  • no FireWire support
  • flimsy door latches
Our Score 7

Hy-Tek Tek Panel 300 Review

  • All-in-one design
  • high-end components
  • large display
  • custom aluminum case.
  • Might be hard to find a good location for it
  • no-name RAM used.
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

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