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
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
The Acer Aspire 5600U packs a vivid high-definition touch-enabled screen into a slim and attractive body, making it a good choice for family computing in the living room. It's sadly let down by only average performance that doesn't help justify the relatively high asking price.
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 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 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.
The tiny Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410 may not be hugely exciting, but it will do a decent job of handling your media, without taking up much space.
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.
The Falcon Northwest Tiki is the most powerful, and most expensive, VR-ready PC we've tested to date.
If you want an all-in-one PC with 3D capability, the Acer Aspire Z5763 is currently one of the few options available. It offers an excellent screen and good performance, but it's pricey and has some design shortcomings that dent its appeal.
The Sony Vaio XL302 is a hugely impressive Media Center PC. It packs everything you could want into its large frame, including dual TV tuners and a Blu-ray drive. But for £700 less you can get the very similar, Blu-ray-less Sony Vaio VGX-XL301
The SmartTV S320 is a very good Media Center PC. It has plenty of storage, good performance and it will happily show high-definition content. Where it falls down slightly, however, is its inability to work as a standalone television and its questionable image quality
Samsung's new Ativ One 5 Style is an all-in-one Windows 8 touch-screen PC that's very reminiscent of a huge Galaxy Tab.
With a nod to the design of Apple's iMac G5, Sony has attempted to conceal a desktop computer behind an LCD screen. The result is significantly bulkier and more cluttered than the iMac. But despite its inelegance, the VAIO has a good screen and lots of video input options
The new Apple Mac mini has shot up in price, but it's also more attractive, more powerful and more capable than ever. If you're looking for a small machine that makes a fabulous all-rounder, and you're not affected by the economic downturn, then get involved
The attractive Samsung Chromebox Series 3 desktop turns Google's web-based Chrome operating system into a decent option for low-cost desktop PC shoppers, so long as you're happy with shortcomings such as low storage and an OS that's still teething.
The IQ500 is the best all-in-one PC we've seen to date. It's the epitome of style, has very useful features and is versatile. The jury's still out as to whether a touchscreen is absolutely necessary, but those who want a compact, fun PC that's a little out of the ordinary should definitely consider it