Given the beautiful build quality, reams of storage and excellent performance, the Scorptech Mantis Intel is our recommended HTPC for those who demand the very best.
If you don't want to wait for Intel to catch up, HighPoint's RocketU 1144A is an excellent way to get into USB 3.0 now.
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.
While the higher power consumption is a slight concern, the X4 955 proves that AMD is back in the performance game and ready to play hard ball. Bring on the next generation.
While Acer points to the Veriton 1000 for corporate rollouts, the quietness, form factor and features of the L460 are perfect for the small business market.
The Mediagate MG-350HD is an excellent all-in-one home media solution -- as long as you're not timid about installing a hard drive.
The Orange OPC is a desktop computer that offers enough modelling software to make your guitar sing like blood-thirsty hell's angels, while packing enough power under the hood to tear through your music production. It's an excellent choice for home recording guitarists.
The 710 H2C is a stunning-looking and blisteringly quick computer -- it makes the vast majority of PCs look like pocket calculators. Buy one if you have the cash. Hell, buy us one too
This is a great-looking gaming PC with outstanding performance and good customisation options. Our only reservations include the fact that it's a tad noisy, more than a bit pricey, and it'll probably give you a hernia when getting it out of the box
A true gaming heavyweight, this desktop is let down only by its low upgrade potential and its comparatively high price. If you have the means, and the desire to play games with all the graphics effects switched on, snap one up immediately
The Acer Aspire iDea 500 is the best Media Center PC we've seen. Aesthetically it's inspired by traditional AV equipment, so it'll sit alongside or replace your existing DVD player without looking out of place. It's not very upgradeable, but it's packed with just the right multimedia components to make the most of the Intel Viiv platform
The Xtreme FX60 is a great example of a multi-graphics-card gaming PC. Its dual GeForce 7800 GT cards work superbly in conjunction with the high-speed FX-60 processor, enabling it to run all of today's games at speed. The 20-inch monitor is a thoughtful inclusion and is happy running games at high resolution or playing widescreen movies
If money is no object, the FX-60 and dual 7800 GTX-equippped Aurora 7500 is probably the fastest PC you can buy off the shelf. It has lethal gaming performance and will outpace other PCs at doing the simple things, too
Ignore the side panel. Maingear has an outstanding deal in this high-end F131 gaming desktop, which is one of the fastest PCs we've seen all year. We recommend this system without hesitation to serious PC gamers and those interested in a high-performance, high-value computer.
Whether it's the world's fastest PC is up for debate, but the Power Mac G5 delivers top-notch performance for creative pros and power users.
The Falcon Northwest Tiki is the most powerful, and most expensive, VR-ready PC we've tested to date.
The Corsair One Pro offers a stunning balance of performance, size and design.
Remaining the leader for intensive stylus input, the Microsoft Studio 2 seamlessly melds form and function for professional art and design. But it has a few weaknesses that might be deal breakers for people who need a lot of fast storage or more power.