It starts at $600 (roughly £467 or AU$810), but that configuration may be seriously underpowered.
But if you use a webcam, its new midpriced, AMD-powered Inspiron PCs deserve a facepalm.
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.
One of the least-expensive Oculus-ready PCs, the Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition hits the required specs for virtual reality, but just barely.
Dell adds a new entry-level all-in-one to its line up with the Pentium-powered Inspiron 20 3000.
This small black box takes on living-room game consoles with a combination of native and streaming games.
A handful of worthwhile unique features help the Dell Inspiron 23 all-in-one stand out among 23-inch desktops.
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.
Dell's workmanlike Inspiron One 2330 won't change your life, but it will meet all of your basic mainstream desktop needs while also providing a few useful extras.
Updated with a touch screen, a new stand, and up-to-date components, the Dell XPS One 27 leads the inaugural class of Windows 8 PCs.
The pixel-dense Dell XPS One 2710 is one of the best Windows-based all-in-ones available and, barring a new iMac, an easy high-end recommendation.
We can't recommend the Alienware Aurora on performance and value grounds, but its memorable appearance might appeal to those interested in making a statement with a gaming desktop.
With its thoughtful features, Dell's charming little Inspiron Zino HD is perfectly suited to serve up HD content to your living room. We wish it had more general computing speed, and design purists will find the Mac Mini more sophisticated, but on balance we recommend it, especially to more casual home theater PC enthusiasts.
The XPS 710 brings quad-core processing to Dell's flagship desktop, but competing systems from others outshine this system in too many ways for us to recommend it. We still like the case and the build quality, and Dell has even beefed up its support, but among other issues, a $5,000 PC is not supposed to be slower than systems that cost nearly $2,000 less.
It's a configurable and well-supported budget PC, but the Dell Dimension 3000 trails eMachines in terms of performance and features.
Despite the most impressive spec sheet we've ever encountered in a consumer desktop, the Alienware Area-51 ALX is only on a par with the competition that it should surpass.
The Alienware DHS-301 Media Center PC makes a capable and stylish addition to any entertainment center, but for its middle-of-the-road PC components, the price tag is awfully high.
Thanks to its diminutive size and next-generation Intel chipset and CPU, the Dell OptiPlex SX280 is perfect for small-business and corporate buyers who need future-proof, small-form-factor desktops.