It's something of a miracle that Apple can continue to cram newer (and hotter) components into the tiny space behind the iMac's screen, but we're already ready for a bigger redesign.
The Apple Mac Mini 2018 continues to serve as a satisfying, gets-the-job-done desktop system that delivers surprising value when you want something designed to be seen and not heard.
The already impressive 27-inch 5K iMac gets some welcome spec upgrades for 2017, but rival Windows machines have closed the gap.
This 23-inch all-in-one is built for entertainment, offering great speakers and a striking look. But the glossy, reflective display throws a wrench in the works.
For discriminating ears and eyes, the XPS 27 (2017) all-in-one offers the best combination of features for the money.
Apple radically re-imagines the professional desktop with the new Mac Pro, featuring a design that looks fantastic and offers genuine breakthrough advantages. But, consumer-level Apple enthusiasts should note that this product isn't specifically targeted at them and DIY upgraders will lament the loss of traditional desktop tower flexibility.
The Endless Mini aims to be an affordable entry level desktop for the developing world, but its most original idea is to preload a ton of educational content so that it works even when there's no internet connection available.
Besides the popular micro-desktop, Alienware's gaming laptop lineup is also being updated with new processors and some 4K screens.
At its announcement event, Acer offered up baby Predator Orion 3000 as a space-saving entry to the line and the Predator X was the mystery guest.
This big all-in-one doubles as a futuristic touchscreen tabletop perfect for sharing.
Apple skips 4K and goes directly to what the company calls a 5K display in this expensive, extravagant all-in-one iMac desktop that will appeal to photo and video professionals -- or anyone else looking for the best possible screen resolution.
While it includes some performance and graphics concessions on the lowest priced model, the 21.5-inch iMac brings Apple's iconic design and top-notch bundled accessories and software to a wider audience.
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.
If you're looking to get started in the world of Chrome OS, the Asus Chromebox is a very good starting point--so long as you don't mind bringing your own peripherals.
AMD processors keep the cost of gaming down with this $600 desktop.
The Asus Tytan CG8890 packs in some of the most powerful components a non-military professional has access to. It can tackle the glossiest games with the sort of cool ease most desktops can only dream of but it does demand £4,000 in return. If you custom built a similar rig elsewhere, you could save yourself a bundle.
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 iMac with 5K Retina display now starts at $1,999, but keeps last year's CPUs.