With a 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, the 27-inch Apple iMac that we reviewed doesn't offer a dramatic increase in speed compared to previous models, but the LED-backlit display and specification tweaks are still very welcome. Unless your current iMac is on its last legs though, we'd be inclined to wait and see what the upcoming quad-core version of the 27-inch iMac offers
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
Microsoft's ambitious love letter to creative professionals is the touchscreen iMac of your dreams -- albeit crazy expensive and running Windows.
The Falcon Northwest Tiki is the most powerful, and most expensive, VR-ready PC we've tested to date.
For discriminating ears and eyes, the XPS 27 (2017) all-in-one offers the best combination of features for the money.
On the whole, the Medion Akoya P4011 D is an attractive and capable all-in-one PC. It's slightly too slow for our liking, though, and we're not convinced that waving your arms about like Tom Cruise in Minority Report represents the future of computing. But, if you're looking for a next-generation desktop PC that doubles as a telly, it could be right up your street
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.
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.
There's nothing really wrong with the Samsung U250 besides its annoyingly reflective screen. But there are much cheaper machines on the market that offer more features, making the U250 hard to recommend
With the same elegant design as its 20-inch, 2.4GHz sibling, the 24-inch, 2.8GHz iMac offers 30 percent more screen area and a modest performance boost. The iMac competes with the PC desktop market now better than perhaps any previous Mac to date, but the added cost of the larger, faster model might put off some buyers--especially if you are a gamer or an upgrade enthusiast.
The included NFC wristband unlocks a secret hard-drive partition and triggers overclocking.
If you're interested in 3D printing, you have to check out this high-tech HP computer that has a built-in 2D and 3D scanner.
With a slim body and anti-glare 24-inch IPS screen, this is a shot at taking back a few desktops from the iMac.
The Xtreme FX60 is a great example of a multi-graphics-card gaming PC. Its dual GeForce 7800 GT cards work superbly in conjunction with the high-speed FX-60 processor, enabling it to run all of today's games at speed. The 20-inch monitor is a thoughtful inclusion and is happy running games at high resolution or playing widescreen movies
The Neo64 is aimed at daring PC users with limited space and an affinity for the unusual. Its aesthetic design won't appeal to some, but the system should be commended for its clever integration of TV, PC and DVD playback functions in a very portable unit. It's the computing equivalent of a portable kitchen radio
Dell adds a new entry-level all-in-one to its line up with the Pentium-powered Inspiron 20 3000.
The Shuttle XPC mini X 100 is a fantastic example of a small form factor PC. It's quiet, attractive and offers plenty of flexibility. It's only hindered by the absence of Windows Media Center Edition, and its comparatively high price
The Dino PC Mini Carnivore HTPC is fast, relatively quiet and makes a pretty good home-theatre computer