The Orange OPC is a desktop computer that offers enough modelling software to make your guitar sing like blood-thirsty hell's angels, while packing enough power under the hood to tear through your music production. It's an excellent choice for home recording guitarists.
The 710 H2C is a stunning-looking and blisteringly quick computer -- it makes the vast majority of PCs look like pocket calculators. Buy one if you have the cash. Hell, buy us one too
A true gaming heavyweight, this desktop is let down only by its low upgrade potential and its comparatively high price. If you have the means, and the desire to play games with all the graphics effects switched on, snap one up immediately
The Acer Aspire iDea 500 is the best Media Center PC we've seen. Aesthetically it's inspired by traditional AV equipment, so it'll sit alongside or replace your existing DVD player without looking out of place. It's not very upgradeable, but it's packed with just the right multimedia components to make the most of the Intel Viiv platform
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
If money is no object, the FX-60 and dual 7800 GTX-equippped Aurora 7500 is probably the fastest PC you can buy off the shelf. It has lethal gaming performance and will outpace other PCs at doing the simple things, too
The Falcon Northwest Tiki is the most powerful, and most expensive, VR-ready PC we've tested to date.
Microsoft's ambitious love letter to creative professionals is the touchscreen iMac of your dreams -- albeit crazy expensive and running Windows.
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.
Apple skips 4K and goes directly to what the company calls a 5K display in this expensive, extravagant all-in-one iMac desktop that will appeal to photo and video professionals -- or anyone else looking for the best possible screen resolution.
Apple radically re-imagines the professional desktop with the new Mac Pro, featuring a design that looks fantastic and offers genuine breakthrough advantages. But, consumer-level Apple enthusiasts should note that this product isn't specifically targeted at them and DIY upgraders will lament the loss of traditional desktop tower flexibility.
The HP Omen X builds a powerful gaming desktop with smart ergonomics into a bold but expensive statement piece.
This expensive configuration of the Origin PC Millennium includes Intel's new Haswell-E CPU and three Nvidia GTX 980 GPUs for eye-opening 4K gaming performance, if you can foot the bill.
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 HP Z1 Workstation isn't going to take pride of place in your living room, but if you're after a big-screen all-in-one PC with enough power to chew through any graphics tasks you can throw at it, the Z1 is definitely worth a thought.
The Toshiba Qosmio DX730 won't win any beauty awards, but it's no dog either. Its bright, Full HD screen, Blu-ray drive and decent performance make it a good option for movie-lovers.
A well-made, well-designed and compact all-in-one with good sound and an excellent optical multi-touch display. The Sony Vaio VPCJ21L0E isn't cheap though.
Apple's refreshed iMac isn't very ambitious, but it's still the most attractive, elegant and eminently usable all-in-one computer out there. It's extremely expensive compared to its Windows rivals, but the iMac is great fun to use.