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.
A winning design and unusually good sound system highlight HP's first-rate reimagining of the HP Envy Curved AIO 34 for 2017.
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.
For discriminating ears and eyes, the XPS 27 (2017) all-in-one offers the best combination of features for the money.
The ArtPC looked like just another display in Samsung's CES booth, but turned out to be much more.
The new Endless Mission Mini and Mission One are small, inexpensive and can teach you coding.
The Asus VivoPC X isn't just paying lip service to VR -- this $799 (roughly £650, AU$1,100) machine has two HDMI ports to make headset hookups easy.
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.
The HP Omen X builds a powerful gaming desktop with smart ergonomics into a bold but expensive statement piece.
Microsoft's ambitious love letter to creative professionals is the touchscreen iMac of your dreams -- albeit crazy expensive and running Windows.
Samsung quietly reveals the "ArtPC Pulse Premium" -- a consumer-friendly desktop with a built-in Harmon Kardon speaker system, decent specs and a very Apple-esque shape.
The Acer Predator G1 isn't the fastest or even smallest VR-ready desktop, but it's powerful enough for new games and VR headsets, and has a sense of fun missing from other gaming PCs.
The 360-degree up-firing speaker is similar to the one in Amazon's Echo, but with an entire Windows desktop attached.
Stack separate modules, from an optical drive to a Skype phone to a wireless phone charger, to create your own mini desktop.
This expensive build of the Origin PC Millennium is overkill for even most VR gamers, but the component selection, tuning and hands-on support are top-of-the-line.
This desktop computer that straps to your back makes untethered virtual reality an actual reality.
A small-but-powerful gaming cube, with the latest Nvidia graphics.
The latest Intel Compute Stick takes a big leap forward in power -- and price -- while still being capable of turning any TV into a PC when not traveling in your pocket.