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 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

AVADirect Avant Mid-Size Dekstop Review

  • Solid all-around performance
  • Attractive enclosure
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Priced below most similar competitors
  • SLI isn’t worth it
  • Various LED-lit components don’t sync up
  • Build quality is below par
Our Score 6

MSI Trident 9S6-B90611-02S Review

  • Compact design
  • Sturdy feel
  • Solid 1080p gaming
  • Tons of plugs
  • Bloated with extra software
  • Odd port selection
Our Score 7

Dell XPS Tower Special Edition 8910 SE Review

  • Compact design
  • Decent gaming performance
  • Easily upgradable
  • Mechanical drive is too slow
  • No CPU overclocking
Our Score 6