Best budget desktops


Want to buy a new PC without having to take out a second mortgage? These budget PCs strike a balance between performance and cost, covering the basics at affordable prices. Good for home office use, sending e-mail, and surfing the Net, a budget PC gives you the features that you need and none that you don't. If you don't see a budget desktop that catches your eye below, see our complete list of budget desktop reviews.

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Acer Revo 100 RL100-U1002

Not everyone wants a living-room computer, but the Acer Revo 100 is one of the better low-cost HTPCs we've seen thanks to a wisely chosen feature set, its attractive design, and a mostly well-conceived input device.

3.5 stars Very good

Samsung Chromebox Series 3 (2013)

The internals remain the same, but Samsung's Chrome OS-powered budget PC gets a new look.

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