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Updated: 23-09-2018 04:34
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#1
alaScore 100

Apple iMac Pro 27-inch Retina 5K, 2017 (MQ2Y2)

It might look like the same old iMac, but this is a hugely powerful, great-looking machine. But...

5 expert reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, 2017 (MNE92, MNEA2, MNED2)

The iMac remains the all-in-one to beat in almost every department. Its design is impressive, the...

26 expert reviews | 230 user reviews

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#3
alaScore 99

Microsoft Surface Studio

The Surface Studio's stunning design and sheer audacity help it overcome its flaws to stand out...

36 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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#4
alaScore 98

MSI Trident 3

The MSI Trident 3 is the little gaming PC that could, delivering solid frame rates just as well...

3 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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#5
alaScore 98

Apple iMac 21.5-inch Retina 4K, 2017 (MNDY2, MNE02)

The 21.5-inch iMac is available with two different processor choices. The Full HD model gets dual...

10 expert reviews | 395 user reviews

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#6
alaScore 98

MSI Trident 3 Arctic

The MSI Trident 3 is a great system and the white ‘Arctic’ version adds exclusivity into the mix.

3 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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#7
alaScore 98

Asus Chromebox 3

The Asus Chromebox 3 delivers a full desktop Chrome OS experience, with impressive portability...

3 expert reviews

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#8
alaScore 97

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...

55 expert reviews | 1564 user reviews

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#9
alaScore 97

Lenovo ThinkCentre M710q Tiny

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M710q Tiny earns its name with a compact design, but it still offers solid...

1 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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#10
alaScore 97

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900

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

30 expert reviews | 76 user reviews

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#11
alaScore 96

HP EliteDesk 800 G3 SFF

Easiest PC upgrade I've experienced in sometime. I enjoyed sitting back for the most part...

1 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 96

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO Y910

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

12 expert reviews | 70 user reviews

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#13
alaScore 96

Lenovo ThinkCentre M910z

Lenovo keeps things simple with its ThinkCentre M910z all-in-one desktop system. Rather than...

3 expert reviews

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#14
alaScore 96

Dell XPS 27 / 7760 (2017)

The Dell XPS 27 (7760) has a specific strength: multimedia, particularly music. There's no...

7 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#15
alaScore 95

Asus VivoMini VM65N

It would have been easy to look at the VivoMini’s 4K multitasking score and be put off, but...

2 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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#16
alaScore 95

ASUS Chromebox 2 (CN62)

If you know someone who just wants a small and stylish device for emailing, typing documents and...

3 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

#17
alaScore 95

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

The most compact desktop around just turned beautiful, and more useful too

27 expert reviews | 349 user reviews

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#18
alaScore 95

ASUS ROG GR8 II

A well-built and attractive compact gaming PC, but its mechanical hard disk is a little...

11 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

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#19
alaScore 95

Acer Predator G1-71

Acer has doubled down on its Predator gaming strategy, launching its craziest gaming PC yet. The...

14 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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#20
alaScore 95

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

The Mac mini has been changed in 2014: updated, if not upgraded. There are tweaks and changes...

43 expert reviews | 1967 user reviews

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#21
alaScore 95

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...

20 expert reviews | 60 user reviews

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#22
alaScore 95

HP OMEN X 900

Outlandish gaming systems usually come from boutique manufacturers rather than global brands like...

12 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 95

Intel Compute Stick

We’re looking forward to seeing what the second edition is capable of.

67 expert reviews | 251 user reviews

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#24
alaScore 94

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

With a starting price of £2000/$2499 this is not a computer for the masses. But when you consider...

41 expert reviews | 766 user reviews

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#25
alaScore 94

MINIX NEO U9-H

The Neo U9-H is another very strong Android media player from the Minix stable. The build quality...

2 expert reviews | 36 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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