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.
The x27D is, at the time of writing, the fastest nettop-style machine we've ever tested. Its dual-core Atom 330 CPU makes it a far more robust solution than PCs such as the Eee Box. It's a little too noisy for our liking, but it's affordable, attractive and definitely worthy of consideration
It's gorgeous to look at, easy and fun to use, and is also affordable. If you're looking for a second PC for multimedia, Web surfing or general tinkering, we'd definitely recommend it. Keep in mind that it slows down when multitasking, but that's rarely a problem
The Eco PC can save you money on electricity, but you'll need be at least an 8-hours-a-day, every day kind of user in order to reap any serious rewards. It's fairly pricey, so you'll also have to keep it for a good few years before it starts paying for itself. But all in all, the low wattage when idle and the recycled packaging help make the Eco PC into a green statement
The Eee Box is rather a mixed bag. It's not powerful enough to challenge the vast majority of desktops on the market and, as a Media Center PC, it's only mediocre. Despite this, we think it's worthy of consideration -- particularly because it's so cheap
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
The Nova Lite isn't a particularly fast machine, but it's well designed and entirely suitable for purpose. If you're looking for a quiet, attractive Media Center, it might just fit the bill
The Shuttle XPC G5 6801M is a good all-round PC that's ideal as a home cinema PC. Its strengths include the fact it can play Blu-ray and HD DVD movies, has a digital TV tuner, but like most tiny PCs, the upgrade potential is fairly limited
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 latest in Dell's XPS series is the XPS One, a self-contained, all-in-one desktop PC. Looking just like a monitor without a base unit, it saves space and is almost free of cables. With an integrated hybrid TV tuner and some great design touches, will this PC compete with Apple's iMac?
The A33 is one of the most desirable Media Center PCs we've come across. It looks great, it's quiet, it has plenty of input-output options, and the integrated amplifier really helps it stand out from the crowd.
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 find it difficult to fault the Elite Quad 6600 FX. It has a fast quad-core processor, ample memory and a graphics card that while not particularly fast, doesn't shy away from games. If you have a spare £700 and want a solid all-round PC, you really should consider it
The RM1N's dual-chassis setup is unusual to say the least. It's also pricey, as you'd expect for a PC that uses a quad-core CPU. Don't let that put you off, though. It's fast, has plenty of storage, and comes with all the appropriate software for high-definition video editing
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 Meivo isn't quite large enough for our tastes, but it's a great example of an all-in-one Media Center PC. If you want a second PC with a contemporary, unintrusive design, and you're all about the multimedia, the Meivo is worth checking out