Desktops

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

MSRP: $159.00

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Asus ROG GT51
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Asus ROG GT51

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

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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.

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Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 RE
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Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 RE

The "Razer Editions" of Lenovo's Y900 RE desktop and Y27G RE curved monitor mix performance and presentation.

MSRP: $2,299.00

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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
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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.

MSRP: $799.00

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Asus Chromebit
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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
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
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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
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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
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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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Acer Revo Build
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Acer Revo Build ( M1-601)

Swappable, stackable, component modules make up a very flexible desktop PC.

Alienware X51
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Alienware X51 ( 2015)

Besides the popular micro-desktop, Alienware's gaming laptop lineup is also being updated with new processors and some 4K screens.

Corsair Bulldog
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Corsair Bulldog

The Corsair Bulldog takes 4K PC gaming, adds in liquid cooling and then puts it all a silent and small(ish) case designed for the living room.

MSRP: $399.00

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Asus Zen AIO
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Asus Zen AIO

The new premium Zen AiO range from Asus has aluminium unibody design, killer sound and even has Intel's RealSense 3D camera built in.

Apple iMac
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Apple iMac ( 27-inch, 2015)

The iMac with 5K Retina display now starts at $1,999, but keeps last year's CPUs.

Acer Revo One RL85_Pw5010U
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Acer Revo One RL85_Pw5010U

The Acer Revo is a do-it-all media-friendly PC that can fit anywhere.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 14, 2015
Intel Compute Stick
REVIEW

Intel Compute Stick

This inexpensive PC is an exciting experiment, but the tablet hardware can't quite keep up with Intel's vision of a mini-PC.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 5, 2015
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote
AVADirect Avalanche
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AVADirect Avalanche

Boutique PC house AVADirect is on a rebranding mission spearheaded by the Avalanche, an impressively souped up, completely water-cooled gaming PC.