Best performance desktops of 2016


We don't review many traditional gaming desktop towers, so for us, high performance means systems that can play games, encode video, or stream HD and 4K content, but also work as everyday PCs.

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Best desktop for media pros

Apple Mac Pro (2013)

This radically reimagined pro-level desktop is built for 4K video.

Price: $2,799.00 - $2,999.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best touchscreen all-in-one

Dell XPS One 27 All-in-One Desktop

As a big-screen upscale all-in-one with touch and decent gaming chops, the latest version of Dell's XPS 27 is a great all-around home PC that covers a lot of bases.

4 stars Excellent Almost everything you could want in an all-in-one

Best big-screen all-in-one

Apple iMac 2013

The new iMac looks the same, but adds Intel's Haswell chips, plus 802.11ac wireless, faster SSDs, and new Nvidia GPUs.

Price: $2,313.47 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best small gaming desktop

Falcon Northwest FragBox (2013)

High-end, high-price gaming desktops are an even rarer beast than ever, but with the latest Intel and Nvidia parts inside, at least the significant money you'll put into a Falcon Northwest FragBox will be well-spent.

4 stars Excellent
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