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Acer intros updated, small desktop

Acer announces the Aspire X1700 small form factor PC

By Jan. 20, 2009


Flyvo does WiMax for gaming

The Flyvo G100 has a 4-inch touch screen and sits on the Windows CE Professional 5.0 platform.

By Jun. 17, 2008


Asus Essentio CM5570-AP006

The Asus Essentio CM5570-AP006 will give you fair performance and a well-rounded set of features for its price, and we recommend it if you specifically need a midbudget, midtower desktop. In the grand scheme of retail PCs, however, a more affordable slimtower from Gateway gives this system a major challenge on performance and value, which dampens our enthusiasm for the Asus.

By Jul. 22, 2009

3 stars Editor's rating Jul. 22, 2009

Pricing not available


Dell Inspiron 545

Dell seems to have missed a beat in this year's round of back-to-school retail desktops, and the Inspiron 545 is no exception. Its competition has too much to offer in the way of performance and features, leaving Dell with little but its established online support resources to give it an advantage.

By Jul. 28, 2009

2.5 stars Editor's rating Jul. 28, 2009

MSRP: $720.00


HP Pavilion p6130y

With more aggressive competition on retail shelves, the HP Pavilion p6130y isn't a particularly compelling desktop computer thanks to underwhelming features and poor performance. We only recommend this system if you truly need the hand-holding that comes with the support of a major U.S. PC vendor.

By Jul. 16, 2009

2.5 stars Editor's rating Jul. 16, 2009

Pricing not available


Asus Eee Top ET1602

Thanks to its price, size, touch screen, and semiportability, the Asus Eee Top ET1602 presents a lot of usage options. Put it in the kitchen, den, or even a hallway, and it can serve as an easy information hub for your family. Just don't put it on a desk, where a desktop or a laptop will be much better suited for serious work.

By Feb. 15, 2009

3 stars Editor's rating Feb. 15, 2009

Pricing not available


Acer Aspire X1700-U3700A

The Acer X1700-U3700A is slightly slower than the competition, but it gives you almost every component you need in either a basic desktop or a light-duty home theater PC. If you prefer functionality to performance, we recommend this model out of the three systems in the current lineup.

By Feb. 4, 2009

3.5 stars Editor's rating Feb. 4, 2009

MSRP: $480.00


Dell Inspiron I530S-119B

In its present configuration, the Dell Inspiron I530S-119B won't feel at home in a home theater or digital media environment, but it succeeds in providing high performance at minimal cost thanks to a faster processor than the competition. Future upgrades to this system are limited, but if you're shopping for a budget computer for basic functionality, this Dell will do the trick.

By Jan. 28, 2009

3 stars Editor's rating Jan. 28, 2009

Pricing not available


Dell Inspiron 545s

The Dell Inspiron 545s cuts a more robust profile than other budget Inspirons by offering better upgrade options and some decent performance for its price. It has a hard time challenging Gateway's strong budget slim tower, but this Dell might sway you, depending on your needs.

By Jul. 14, 2009

3 stars Editor's rating Jul. 14, 2009

MSRP: $569.00


eMachines EL1300G-01w

We cringe at the idea of recommending such a slow PC when you can get significantly better performance for just a few more dollars. That said, it's hard to argue with the eMachines EL1300G-01w's low price, clean good looks, and relatively complete budget feature set. As long as you have no ambitions for this PC performing anything resembling serious work, it will make a fine second or third home system.

By Jun. 10, 2009

3 stars Editor's rating Jun. 10, 2009

MSRP: $298.00