The already impressive 27-inch 5K iMac gets some welcome spec upgrades for 2017, but rival Windows machines have closed the gap.
The iMac is still the best all-in-one desktop on the market. We love the physical design of the system, and the new components on the inside make it very quick. Our only real gripe is the fact it's difficult to upgrade after purchasing, and upgrading at the point of purchase will cost you an arm and a leg
The Packard Bell oneTwo may not offer the best touchscreen experience, but its built-in Freeview TV tuner and ability to link games consoles via the HDMI-in port makes it a good choice for a student flat or as a second family computer.
The Dimension 5150c is one of the first PCs to use the Intel Viiv specification, and it makes a good first impression. Its BTX chassis almost achieves the Holy Grail of silent operation. Useless at running games, its Pentium D processor gives it strong performance elsewhere, and it is surprisingly inexpensive. Some users will be disappointed at the lack of a TV tuner, but if recording television isn't a priority then the 5150c is a winner in almost every respect
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.
The all-in-one Acer Aspire Z5771 desktop PC offers good performance for an affordable price, making it a wise choice for family computing. The absence of a Blu-ray drive and the lacklustre screen means it won't appeal to movie lovers.
Whichever way you look at it, the HP Pavilion Elite m9000 series (m9065.uk-a) is a good PC. Better value can be had elsewhere, but its quad-core CPU, ample memory and thoughtful design helps it stand out from the crowd
We found the port selection and placement a little irksome, but this 21.5-inch Apple iMac, complete with 3.06GHz Core i3 processor, is a beautifully crafted machine. It offers solid performance and a bright, vivid display.
The Gateway DS50 desktop PC will serve you well when it comes to office tasks. Our configuration is unlikely to set your pulse racing, but it's quick and has a decent specification for the price.
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.
The MSI VR One surprisingly succeeds in making VR more immersive, but even so, expensive, awkward virtual reality backpack PCs are ultimately more novelty than practical.
An annoyingly reflective screen hampers enjoyment of the MT22, and we wish it was a little more powerful, but for under £600 this is a good-looking, high-resolution beast with a sprinkling of tempting extras and a winning touch-interface
The Acer Revo is a do-it-all media-friendly PC that can fit anywhere.
The 9100 is really what you make of it. The basic model, with an ATI Radeon X600 graphics card, is competent but unspectacular, while a more heartily equipped model with a powerful graphics card and a RAID array could make a decent Photoshop machine. Although the 9100 has few tricks up its sleeve, it's a solid machine with plenty of potential
The Lenovo 610S stores and streams movies, and also plays them via a wireless projector.
Microsoft's ambitious love letter to creative professionals is the touchscreen iMac of your dreams -- albeit crazy expensive and running Windows.
The Toshiba LX830 comes with a Full HD screen and a very reasonable starting price. Let's hope it's got some good power too.
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