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 MSI Wind Top AE2400 PC is a little on the pricey side, but it does offer great performance and a huge range of connectivity options for your dosh.
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 Dino PC Mini Carnivore HTPC is fast, relatively quiet and makes a pretty good home-theatre computer
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
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
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
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
You could say that the Acer Aspire Z5610 has a few flaws, but it might be more accurate to call them sacrifices. After all, we don't expect that Acer could sell a 23-inch all-in-one for less than $1,000 without trimming a few costs. Fortunately, Acer chose its trade-offs wisely. You can find faster, better-looking all-in-ones out there, but none that offer this much screen real estate for such an aggressive price.
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
Apple's new 27-inch iMac will charm plenty of you with its screen size alone. Fortunately, that won't lead you astray. Behind its expansive display, Apple has packed one of the fastest all-in-ones available, and added a few useful extras to sweeten the deal. This iMac isn't perfect, but its positives far outweigh its negatives. We can think of few users to whom we wouldn't recommend this system.
The ViewSonic VPC100 is a larger-than-normal nettop, but that's where the excitement stops. Everything else about this machine is standard fare. We'd only recommend it if a relatively large display is a requirement
The Acer AspireRevo R3600 is the most versatile nettop we've tested to date. Aided by its Nvidia ION chipset, it's capable of playing games and running 1080p movies. Ultimately, it's very good value for anyone that requires a cheap second PC
The Advent AIO-101 is an attractive, well-rounded all-in-one PC. It's not the smallest of its type, but it's simple to operate, relatively well-equipped and is suitable for a variety of uses
The Shuttle X Vision X50 could have been a pretty good all-in-one PC but it lets itself down due to an unresponsive touchscreen that makes double-clicking a nightmare. Only buy this machine if hammering a display in frustration is your idea of a good time
The Sony Vaio VGC-JS2E is a seriously stylish all-in-one PC that also offers solid performance. It's just a shame it lacks a Blu-ray drive, TV tuner and 'Full HD' screen
We really like all-in-one PCs, but the IQ810 is rather pointless. Touchscreen displays don't really work on screens of this size because they make your arm tired from waving all over the place. If you want an all-in-one PC there are better designed options available
No other all-in-one PC can offer touch-based input or an LCD screen as large as that of the HP TouchSmart IQ816. It's hard to deny that those features make this a compelling desktop for families with a place to put it. Weak performance hinders its suitability for work, and it's not the best digital entertainment center, but we recommend this system to anyone looking to get in early on the touch-computing experiment.