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Updated: 15-10-2021 23:15
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#1
alaScore 100

Apple iMac 24-inch 4.5K M1 (2021)

The iMac 24-inch is a great home or work machine, and has the power and screen for some pro work...

14 expert reviews

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#2
alaScore 99

Apple Mac Mini M1 (2020)

This miniature desktop might be small, but it's still mighty thanks to the M1 chipset. It's not...

18 expert reviews

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#3
alaScore 99

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition

4K gaming enters the mainstream with the RTX 3080

11 expert reviews

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#4
alaScore 98

Apple iMac 27-inch 5K (2020)

The Apple iMac 27-inch (2020) has seen new processor and SSD upgrades, but is still lacking the...

13 expert reviews

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#5
alaScore 98

HP Omen 30L

HP’s Omen 30L looks good and is a capable high-end gamer in our configuration with an RTX 3080...

6 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

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#6
alaScore 98

Lenovo Legion Tower 5i (2021)

If you're looking for an inexpensive gateway into the world of PC gaming, you'll get plenty of...

2 expert reviews

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#7
alaScore 97

ASUS Mini PC PN50

But we shouldn’t pigeonhole this flexible barebones system. Its brushed metal looks mean it would...

2 expert reviews

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#8
alaScore 97

Asus Chromebox 4

The Chromebox is affordable and packed with features - is it the ideal Chrome OS PC?

2 expert reviews

#9
alaScore 97

MSI Cubi 5 10M

The MSI Cubi 5 10M is a small but very capable mini-PC designed for home, office, and commercial...

5 expert reviews

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#10
alaScore 97

EPOS H3

The EPOS H3 is a wired gaming headset that nails the basics, with superb audio and microphone...

3 expert reviews

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#11
alaScore 97

Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition

If you don't mind a huge case with a divisive design, the Alienware Aurora R10 probably has a...

10 expert reviews

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#12
alaScore 96

Raspberry Pi 400

Forget about having to buy cases and accessories, the Raspberry Pi 400 is everything you need...

5 expert reviews

#13
alaScore 96

Apple Mac mini (2018 / 2020)

Lenovo's premier 13.3-inch convertible for business, the ThinkPad X13 Yoga impresses with slick...

28 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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#14
alaScore 96

Acer Predator XB3 - XB273UGS

Should you buy a 4K 144Hz monitor? Well, choosing a 1440p monitor is the more practical option...

5 expert reviews

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#15
alaScore 96

Acer Predator Orion 3000 Series

The Acer Predator Orion 3000 is compact, robust and reasonably quick, but rivals are faster and...

6 expert reviews | 91 user reviews

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#16
alaScore 96

Lenovo ThinkStation P620

With up to 64 processor cores, Lenovo's new Ryzen Threadripper Pro-powered ThinkStation P620...

3 expert reviews

#17
alaScore 96

Corsair Vengeance i7200

Corsair's Vengeance i7200 is an upscale, yet still reasonably priced, power desktop that shines...

2 expert reviews

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#18
alaScore 96

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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#19
alaScore 95

Apple iMac Pro 27-inch 5K (2017)

The iMac Pro is a powerful, professional all-in-one that certainly won’t be for everyone. It has...

24 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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#20
alaScore 95

LG 27" GL850

The LG 27GL850-B is a very good monitor for pretty much any use. It's a great gaming monitor...

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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#21
alaScore 95

Weber-Stephen Products LLC 2726

Easy to put together. Can be done alone but is much easier with another person. Nice & sturdy...

1 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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#22
alaScore 95

Apple iMac 27-inch 5K (2019)

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

18 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 95

Maingear Turbo

The Maingear Turbo is a gorgeous, powerful mini ITX PC with effective custom cooling. But you’ll...

2 expert reviews

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#24
alaScore 95

Origin Neuron

“You can build the same system for less, but Origin makes a compelling argument not to.”

2 expert reviews

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#25
alaScore 95

Acer Nitro N50-610

The Acer Nitro N50 is compact, robust and has enough speed for 1080p gaming and eSports.

7 expert reviews | 63 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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