For discriminating ears and eyes, the XPS 27 (2017) all-in-one offers the best combination of features for the money.
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.
It's the best of the small handful of current tablet/all-in-one hybrids, with a subtle, sophisticated design and good battery life, but this new genre is still in its early days.
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.
It starts at $600 (roughly £467 or AU$810), but that configuration may be seriously underpowered.
This small black box takes on living-room game consoles with a combination of native and streaming games.
Dell adds a new entry-level all-in-one to its line up with the Pentium-powered Inspiron 20 3000.
A handful of worthwhile unique features help the Dell Inspiron 23 all-in-one stand out among 23-inch desktops.
One of the least-expensive Oculus-ready PCs, the Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition hits the required specs for virtual reality, but just barely.
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.
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.
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.
But if you use a webcam, its new midpriced, AMD-powered Inspiron PCs deserve a facepalm.
The refresh for the top-of-the line model of Alienware's Area-51 premium gaming desktop offers more AMD options.