Desktops

Alienware Alpha R2
EDITORS' TAKE

Alienware Alpha R2

This set-top box gaming PC gets new desktop-level graphics, new CPUs and a path to virtual reality.

MSRP: $599.00

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AVADirect Avatar
REVIEW

AVADirect Avatar

The AVADirect Avatar is a VR-ready desktop with a striking design that puts the ports front and center -- just make sure you have enough room for it.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 3, 2016

MSRP: $2,529.00

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Velocity Micro Raptor Z55
REVIEW

Velocity Micro Raptor Z55

The Velocity Micro Raptor Z55 is a VR-ready desktop with a very conservative look, but excellent performance and plenty of configuration options.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 2, 2016

MSRP: $2,799.00

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Falcon Northwest Tiki
REVIEW

Falcon Northwest Tiki ( 2016)

The Falcon Northwest Tiki is the most powerful, and most expensive, VR-ready PC we've tested to date.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on April 13, 2016
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900
REVIEW

Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900

Hitting the sweet spot for price and performance in a VR-ready PC, the Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 is a safe mainstream choice to pair with your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 31, 2016
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 RE
REVIEW

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 RE

Hitting the sweet spot for price and performance in a VR-ready PC, the Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 is a safe mainstream choice to pair with your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 31, 2016
Origin PC Chronos
REVIEW

Origin PC Chronos

One of the most premium-feeling (and premium-priced) of the first generation of VR-ready gaming desktops, the Origin PC Chronos is compact but powerful.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 7, 2016
Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition
REVIEW

Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition

One of the least-expensive Oculus-ready PCs, the Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition hits the required specs for virtual reality, but just barely.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 2, 2016
Endless Mini
REVIEW

Endless Mini

The Endless Mini aims to be an affordable entry level desktop for the developing world, but its most original idea is to preload a ton of educational content so that it works even when there's no internet connection available.

Intel Compute Stick
REVIEW

Intel Compute Stick ( 2016)

Intel's revamped Compute Stick promises a computer in every pocket, just be prepared for an entry-level experience, although it's still fine for email, social media and movies.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 24, 2016
Asus ROG GT51
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Asus ROG GT51

The included NFC wristband unlocks a secret hard-drive partition and triggers overclocking.

Pricing not available

Origin PC Omni
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Origin PC Omni

With desktop-level parts and a curved 34-inch screen, it's a personal entertainment center for serious gamers.

Pricing not available

Lenovo Ideacentre 610S
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Lenovo Ideacentre 610S

The Lenovo 610S stores and streams movies, and also plays them via a wireless projector.

MSRP: $849.00

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Lenovo ThinkCentre X1
EDITORS' TAKE

Lenovo ThinkCentre X1

With a slim body and anti-glare 24-inch IPS screen, this is a shot at taking back a few desktops from the iMac.

Asus Chromebit
REVIEW

Asus Chromebit

It won't run Photoshop or play games, but add a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse and the Asus Chromebit turns any HDMI-compatible display or television into a Web-surfing station.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 17, 2015
2.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Lenovo Yoga Home 900
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Lenovo Yoga Home 900

This big all-in-one doubles as a futuristic touchscreen tabletop perfect for sharing.

Alienware Alpha Desktop Computer
REVIEW

Alienware Alpha Desktop Computer

There are many ways to put PC games on a living room TV, and the Alienware Steam Machine is one of the most ambitious. Like all new console launches, there are rocky patches, but the biggest hurdle may be proving why Steam OS is a better choice than Windows.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 15, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Apple iMac with 4K Retina display
REVIEW

Apple iMac with 4K Retina display ( 21.5-inch, 2015)

The smallest Apple iMac trades up to a 4K display, and jumps to newer, but still not the latest, processors. While the design hasn't changed, newly crafted accessories with rechargeable batteries and Lightning connectors add flair and convenience.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 13, 2015
Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox 10H5
REVIEW

Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox 10H5

The Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox doesn't exactly inspire, but if you or your employees need simple online access, it performs well for a very small investment.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 15, 2015
Asus Vivo Stick PC
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Asus Vivo Stick PC

Another entry in the Stick PC field, offering Windows 10 for under $130.

MSRP: $129.00

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