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Updated: 24-06-2017 05:15
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#1
alaScore 100

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900

If you value design and aesthetics more than raw performance, the 17-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 is...

29 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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#2
alaScore 99

Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW)

The iMac with 5K Retina display is a stunning computer that’s also practical thanks to its pixel...

43 expert reviews | 1155 user reviews

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#3
alaScore 99

HP Envy 34 CURVED-A090NG P4P99EA

A great-looking and rather different all-in-one, but the Envy 34 Curved All-in-One is a little...

4 expert reviews

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#4
alaScore 98

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO Y910

If you're short on desktop space, the AIO Y910 offers the same performance as a desktop and is...

7 expert reviews

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#5
alaScore 98

Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube

Combining a sharp design with decent portability and 4K/VR-ready performance, the Ideacentre Y710...

14 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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#6
alaScore 98

MSI Aegis 3

The MSI Aegis 3's stunningly quiet fans belie its powerful specs and aggressive design, all in a...

2 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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#7
alaScore 97

Nvidia Shield Android TV

Number of Android TV-supported apps aside, the Nvidia Shield Android TV is the best media...

33 expert reviews | 187 user reviews

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#8
alaScore 97

Acer Predator G6 (G6-710 / AG6-710)

Upgradability isn't this desktop PC's strong suit, but beginner PC gamers will love the Acer...

16 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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#9
alaScore 97

Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IC

Fast, attractive and with a 4K screen, the Asus Zen AiO Pro is a great all-in-one. However, it's...

18 expert reviews | 40 user reviews

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#10
alaScore 96

Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 700

If you're looking for an all-in-one computer system that performs well and handles most tasks...

5 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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#11
alaScore 96

Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX)

The iMac with Retina 5K display is a great looking and powerful workhorse machine that, thanks to...

43 expert reviews | 732 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 96

Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK

With marketing words like "Mini PC. Full-sized performance" used for the Skull Canyon NUC, buyers...

10 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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#13
alaScore 96

Apple Mac Mini (Late 2014) MGEM2 / MGEN2 / MGEQ2

Ratings in depth First launched in 2005, Apple's Mac mini has never received the same design...

36 expert reviews | 1775 user reviews

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#14
alaScore 96

Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 910

A smart and flexible all-in-one computer – the Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 910 is a great all-rounder.

5 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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#15
alaScore 96

Dell OptiPlex 7440

A solid performer with lots to offer

5 expert reviews

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#16
alaScore 96

Acer Predator G1

A stylish VR-ready PC you can take on the road

8 expert reviews

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#17
alaScore 96

Intel Compute Stick

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57 expert reviews | 187 user reviews

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#18
alaScore 95

Falcon Northwest Tiki

The Tiki is tiny, whispers while running the latest games and looks gorgeous in almost any...

18 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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#19
alaScore 95

Apple iMac 21.5-inch Retina 4K, Late 2015 (MK452)

If you are still wanting to be bound to the desk and go Apple then the iMac is certainly the way...

9 expert reviews | 324 user reviews

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#20
alaScore 95

MSI Cubi

Impressive performance from this compact and great-value micro barebones PC

19 expert reviews | 214 user reviews

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#21
alaScore 95

Lenovo IdeaCentre Y700-34ISH

Conclusion It's hard to pass up a good deal—and the Lenovo Ideacentre Y700 is a good deal. There...

4 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

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#22
alaScore 95

Dell XPS 8910

Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition packs power into a small tower, but it makes an unfortunate error.

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 95

Acer Revo One RL85

Scores in depth The Revo One RL85, Acer's entry to the ultra-mini PC market, has Apple's Mac mini...

32 expert reviews | 140 user reviews

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#24
alaScore 95

HP Workstation Z240

Good features and versatility combine with a small chassis and well-rounded specification. It’s...

4 expert reviews

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#25
alaScore 95

Asus ROG G20CB

The Asus G20CB is a small form-factor gaming PC adorned with the Republic of Gamers brand – a...

9 expert reviews | 95 user reviews

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    Buying Guide

    Buying Guide - Desktop Computers

    Desktop computers - Desktop computers offer power, stability, and expansive screen displays that enable graphic designers, engineers, architects, small business owners and everyone in between to effectively complete all necessary tasks. Unlike a laptop, a desktop computer is built as a kind of hub for a central base of operations, and can offer much higher degrees of functionality and storage space than any other commercial form of computer.

    Memory - Because of their stationary nature, desktop computers can possesses enormous amounts of both traditional hard drive memory and RAM. Additionally, other stand-alone processors can be added to increase the total computing power. The processing speed of a desktop computer, which is normally measured in gigahertz, can be increased beyond the speed of the highest end laptops to create a remarkably responsive computing experience. This is particularly important for individuals who plan to run numerous calculation-heavy applications at the same time.

    Branding - Several companies, including Apple and HP, have manufactured desktop computers for decades. Choosing a desktop computer based on brand alone will not necessarily provide the best computing experience. Mac’s intuitive software and graphically agile interface will be more useful for some applications and professions, while HP’s mathematically oriented interface will generally be a better fit for intensive spreadsheet business applications. However, each computer is engineered to provide speed and adaptability. While PC’s tend to attract more viruses because of their ubiquity, it can occasionally be a challenge to find suitable software for a Mac because it is too specialized.

    Monitors - If you are purchasing a desktop computer instead of a laptop, you should choose a suitably generous monitor with an ample display. A large monitor with a high resolution reduces eye strain and allows you to clearly display numerous documents and applications at one time, which is particularly beneficial if you are trying to run a small business and must multi-task on a regular basis.

    Other Accessories - Because of its size and stability, a powerful desktop computer can also double as an entertainment venue. Purchasing a set of exterior speakers will enhance this experience. Additionally, spending time finding the ideal mouse will also dramatically impact how easy it is to use the computer. A mouse should be sized to fit easily within the palm, and have a laser beam instead of a physical roller ball that enables it to track. A mouse with both a left and right hand click button option and central scrolling ball is ideal.

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