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Intel to release new midrange chips Monday

Chipmaker says it will roll out midrange processors on Monday, and PCs based on the new chips are expected to follow.

By August 8, 2008


Dell Inspiron 530-115B

This Best Buy-version of the Dell Inspiron may look unremarkable, but thanks to its fast Intel CPU it's also the best performing desktop PC in its sub-$600 price class. Other budget PCs might have fancier bells and whistles, but we like this desktop for its cheap speed.

October 21, 2008

3.5 stars Editors' rating October 21, 2008

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HP Pavilion Slimline s3710t

HP's Pavilion Slimline S7310t is a great example of the strengths of the slimtower PC. Fast, loaded with features, and attractive enough to put almost anywhere, this SlimLine is a competent, economical alternative to the new crop of affordable all-in-one computers--especially if you already have a display in need of a PC to put it to work.

May 22, 2009

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 22, 2009

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 3011

The heart of Lenovo's IdeaCentre A600 is in the right place, offering a 21.5-inch LCD-based all-in-one for less than $800. But a faster competitor and a careless design turns us off from this particular A600 configuration. You might consider a different A600 build if you can live with the design, but we can't recommend the $749 version.

May 27, 2009

3 stars Editors' rating May 27, 2009

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HP Pavilion A6620f

The HP Pavilion a6620f makes a decent case for its budget price. We like the design and the built-in digital-audio ports, and if you're on an unbreakable budget, the a6620f will get you through a variety of processes, but we recommend saving up for a system that will give you a more powerful set of components for a negligible price difference.

October 31, 2008

3.5 stars Editors' rating October 31, 2008

MSRP: $569.99


Asus Essentio

The Asus Essentio is perhaps the best conceived of the recent round of living-room-friendly slim tower desktops. It's just powerful enough, and it comes with the right mix of features to allow it to do what living room PCs do best, without overreaching.

October 27, 2008

3.5 stars Editors' rating October 27, 2008

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