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#1
alaScore 100

Apple iMac 27-inch 5K All-in-One (2020)

Although this 2020 model doesn't bring a redesign, it's a welcome performance boost over the 2019...

8 expert reviews

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alaScore 98

Apple Mac mini (2018 / 2020)

The Apple Mac mini (2018) was a long time coming, but it’s been worth the wait. This brilliantly...

21 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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#3
alaScore 98

Corsair Vengeance a4100

The Corsair Vengeance a4100 is a powerful Ryzen- and RTX-powered gaming rig with a capture card...

2 expert reviews

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#4
alaScore 97

Apple iMac 27-inch 5K All-in-One (2019)

The 27-inch Apple iMac’s 5K display remains a gorgeous standout feature, and if you need top...

12 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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#5
alaScore 97

HP Envy 32 All-in-One

HP's Envy 32 All-in-One is a jaw dropper of a PC that can kill the iMac

3 expert reviews

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#6
alaScore 97

Dell G5 Gaming Desktop

The Dell G5 Gaming Desktop is an affordable rig designed for Full HD gaming, but with a GTX 1660...

4 expert reviews

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#7
alaScore 97

Apple iMac 21.5-inch 4K All-in-One (2019)

As Apple acknowledges with the different versions of the 21.5-inch iMac, there are many different...

11 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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#8
alaScore 97

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (2018)

Creative folk will love the Microsoft Surface Studio 2, due in part to the fact you’re better...

26 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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#10
alaScore 96

MSI Trident X

Incredible speeds and smart design, but it's expensive – and more conventional PCs are more...

11 expert reviews

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#11
alaScore 96

MSI Trident A 9SC

It's small and packs a punch – is the MSI Trident A the ideal gaming PC?

2 expert reviews

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#12
alaScore 96

Dell Precision 5820 (2019)

Bottom Line: With its enterprise-class features, Dell's titanic Precision 5820 tower blurs the...

2 expert reviews

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#13
alaScore 96

HP Z2 Tower G4

Bottom Line: HP's Z2 Tower G4 measures up to the workstation competition and then some. As tested...

2 expert reviews

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#14
alaScore 96

Azulle Inspire Mini PC

Bottom Line: A silent operator in our review config, Azulle's Inspire Mini PC is a niche desktop...

2 expert reviews

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#15
alaScore 96

Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition

The Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition sports a cool design and offers strong performance, but it...

3 expert reviews

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#16
alaScore 96

Dell OptiPlex 7770

Bottom Line: Dell's 27-inch OptiPlex 7770 All-in-One boasts a winning design, a pivoting 4K panel...

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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alaScore 95

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

Apple unleashes its most powerful desktop ever

13 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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alaScore 95

Apple iMac 27-inch 5K, 2017

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

24 expert reviews | 290 user reviews

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alaScore 95

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 | 737 user reviews

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#20
alaScore 95

HP Omen Obelisk 875

HP's Omen Obelisk gaming desktop impresses with its boutique-inspired design and features, but...

3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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#21
alaScore 95

Microsoft Surface Studio

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

48 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

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#22
alaScore 95

ACER Predator Orion 9000 Series

A high price and love it or loath it design makes the Orion 9000 a hard sell right now.

17 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 95

iBUYPOWER Snowblind

iBUYPOWER's Snowblind chassis, though expensive, has wow factor up the wazoo. The ability to...

2 expert reviews

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#24
alaScore 95

HP Z2 Mini G4

Bottom Line: The HP Z2 Mini G4 is a mini desktop with the performance of a far larger workstation...

4 expert reviews

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#25
alaScore 95

Amplicon Ventrix 2019

Interactive-form creation and side-by-side document comparison round out this capable PDF editor.

14 expert 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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