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Updated: 19-04-2021 23:15
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#1
alaScore 100

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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#2
alaScore 99

Apple iMac 27-inch 5K (2020)

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

11 expert reviews

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#3
alaScore 99

HP Omen 30L

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

5 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

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#4
alaScore 98

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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#5
alaScore 98

MSI Cubi 5 10M

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

3 expert reviews

#6
alaScore 97

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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#7
alaScore 97

Acer Predator Orion 3000 Series

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

6 expert reviews | 79 user reviews

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#8
alaScore 97

Dell OptiPlex 7070

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

7 expert reviews

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#9
alaScore 96

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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#10
alaScore 96

Apple Mac mini (2018 / 2020)

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

26 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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#11
alaScore 96

Apple iMac 27-inch 5K (2019)

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

13 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 96

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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#13
alaScore 96

Acer Nitro N50-610

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

7 expert reviews | 61 user reviews

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#14
alaScore 96

Dell S3220DGF 32-inch

The Dell S3220DGF is an ideal jumbo monitor for users needing a practical work and high...

4 expert reviews

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#15
alaScore 96

Acer Chromebox CXI3

Bottom Line: Packing a late-model Intel Core i5 processor, the Acer Chromebox CXI3 is a powerful...

9 expert reviews

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#16
alaScore 96

Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition

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

5 expert reviews

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#17
alaScore 96

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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#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...

26 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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#19
alaScore 95

Apple iMac 27-inch 5K (2017)

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

27 expert reviews | 309 user reviews

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#20
alaScore 95

Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K (Mid & Late 2015)

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

67 expert reviews | 741 user reviews

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#21
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.

18 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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#23
alaScore 95

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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#24
alaScore 95

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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#25
alaScore 95

Intel Hades Canyon NUC

The Intel Hades Canyon NUC delivers true high-end desktop computing on a single chip packed into...

51 expert reviews | 292 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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