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Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

The best Raspberry Pi yet is faster and more functional than any of its predecessors, without...

11 expert reviews

#2
alaScore 99

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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Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (2018)

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

27 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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alaScore 98

Apple Mac mini (2018)

After some time with the long-awaited update to Apple's mini PC, we're impressed overall -- but...

20 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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alaScore 98

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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#6
alaScore 97

MSI Trident A 9SC 218EU Core i5 16GB 256GB SSD RTX 2060 (Trident A 9SC-218EU)

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

2 expert reviews

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#7
alaScore 97

DELL Precision 5820 Intel® Xeon® W W-2235 16 GB DDR4-SDRAM 512 GB SSD Tower...

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

2 expert reviews

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#8
alaScore 97

Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition

Bottom Line: The visually striking Alienware Aurora R10 can be configured in a variety of ways...

2 expert reviews

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#9
alaScore 96

HP Omen Obelisk 875

If splurging on a gaming PC is your next investment move, the HP Omen Obelisk is a powerhouse to...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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#10
alaScore 96

MSI Trident X P 9SE-088EU i7-97 16GB 256GB 1

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

Dell OptiPlex

The Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is a fascinating all-in-one PC with a versatile modular design. But...

3 expert reviews

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#12
alaScore 96

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...

4 expert reviews | 4 user 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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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

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#15
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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#16
alaScore 96

Dell Inspiron 7790 27-Inches

Dell's Inspiron 27 7790 might not be a gaming PC in the traditional sense, but it still delivers...

3 expert reviews

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#17
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...

52 expert reviews | 720 user reviews

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#18
alaScore 95

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

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

27 expert reviews | 250 user reviews

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#19
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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#20
alaScore 95

Apple - 27" iMac® with Retina 5K display (Latest Model) - Intel Core i5 (3...

It's something of a miracle that Apple can continue to cram newer (and hotter) components into...

3 expert reviews

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alaScore 95

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 520 27-Inch

This AIO has many of the hallmarks of a premium computer without the premium price, but features...

8 expert reviews | 54 user reviews

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#23
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.

16 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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#24
alaScore 95

Maingear Vybe gaming PC

The Maingear Vybe is a hard-to-beat blend of components, aesthetic, silence, and price. It hits...

2 expert reviews

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#25
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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    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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