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Best budget desktops of 2016

A full desktop PC can cost less than you'd think, and fit in the palm of your ha...

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    • 7 Performance
    Intel Compute Stick (2016)

    Best full Windows PC in your pocket

    This second-gen PC-in-a-stick is a solid improvement on the original, with better performance and a second USB port. It's a clever way to turn any TV or monitor into a full PC.

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  • Asus Chromebit

    Best web browser for your TV

    By sticking Chrome OS on a simple stick, the Chromebit lets you access all the cloud-based tools Chromebook users love through any TV or monitor.

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    • 7 Performance
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    Endless Mini

    Best PC for offline use

    This Linux-powered desktop costs virtually nothing, and comes preloaded with tons of educational software, making it potentially very useful for kids who don't have access to regular internet access.

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Still not convinced?You may want to consider these other options...

  • A full-size, full-power, VR-ready desktop tower
    Origin PC Millennium (2016)
  • A lot of VR-ready desktop in a small package
    Alienware Aurora
  • The most powerful stick PC yet
    Intel Compute Stick (Core m3)
  • VR chops in an aggressive design
    Acer Predator G6
  • A big, powerful VR desktop that puts the VR ports up front
    AVADirect Avatar VR desktop
  • This plain black box fades into the background, putting VR center stage
    Velocity Micro Raptor Z55
  • Hitting the virtual-reality sweet spot
    Lenovo Ideacentre Y900