The already impressive 27-inch 5K iMac gets some welcome spec upgrades for 2017, but rival Windows machines have closed the gap.
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.
While its sealed-case limitations will turn off power users, Apple's least expensive Mac delivers a solid OS X experience in a compact box with similar performance to the entry-level MacBook Air and iMac models.
While others have tried and failed, the iMac is still king of the hill when it comes to all-in-ones. All that's left to ask for is faster external storage and better SSDs, but for now it still comes highly recommended.
The TouchSmart 520 doesn't achieve anything that TouchSmarts before it haven't already. Still, unimpressive touch capability aside, it makes a decent all-in-one touch product worth checking out if the size and price fit your needs.
Those who like to build their own machines will scoff at the price. But for those who don't want to build their own desktop, and just want bling and instant gaming satisfaction, the Aurora ALX will fill that gap and then some.
For discriminating ears and eyes, the XPS 27 (2017) all-in-one offers the best combination of features for the money.
A pretty good value wrapped in a classy, well-designed box, the HP Envy AIO 27 will fill your need for a solid everyday PC that you won't need to hide.
For users on a budget, the Dimension 3100 has most of its bases covered despite there being alternatives that provide superior value for money.
HP's TouchSmart series still works well as an all-in-one solution, but seems to be on auto-pilot at the moment due to a lack of innovation. Here's hoping Windows 7 gives it the injection it needs.
Dell's take on the all-in-one looks great, but doesn't quite perform as well as we'd like.
Acer's AC100 is definitely aimed at the server crowd with its Xeon and ECC RAM. We think Acer's missed an opportunity to service the enthusiast crowd though, as HP has done with its Proliant N40L.
The Acer Aspire iDea 510 is a premium-priced media centre which boasts a 500GB hard drive and an operating noise of only 23db.
The Aspire aspires to be one half media center, one half desktop PC, and it’s ultimately one half as compelling as a result.
Despite the quad-core processor and 4GB RAM, the M3200 is still a budget PC. If you're a bit strapped for cash and looking for a general purpose desktop, this might be the one for you.
Alienware's mid-size Aurora is very flexible, and one of the smallest dual-GPU-ready gaming desktops, but it's still going to hog a lot of floor space under your desk.
The X51 is a beast in a tiny box. There are some concessions to be made from an upgrade perspective, but if you're after something tiny that manages to be a decent gaming machine, this could pique your interest.
The Apple iMac G5 gets trimmer and cheaper as it ups its performance and adds a handful of multimedia features, resulting in an all-around first-rate home PC.