The already impressive 27-inch 5K iMac gets some welcome spec upgrades for 2017, but rival Windows machines have closed the gap.
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
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.
The Dimension 5150c is one of the first PCs to use the Intel Viiv specification, and it makes a good first impression. Its BTX chassis almost achieves the Holy Grail of silent operation. Useless at running games, its Pentium D processor gives it strong performance elsewhere, and it is surprisingly inexpensive. Some users will be disappointed at the lack of a TV tuner, but if recording television isn't a priority then the 5150c is a winner in almost every respect
The Packard Bell oneTwo may not offer the best touchscreen experience, but its built-in Freeview TV tuner and ability to link games consoles via the HDMI-in port makes it a good choice for a student flat or as a second family computer.
The "final evolution" of hacker favourite the Raspberry Pi Model B has arrived, adding two USB ports and becoming more power efficient.
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.
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.
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 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.
For discriminating ears and eyes, the XPS 27 (2017) all-in-one offers the best combination of features for the money.
With a quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, the new Raspberry Pi packs a punch, and will also run a Pi-compatible version of Windows 10.
Apple's Mac Pro has design innovations that we hope will cross over to other systems. Its performance is as strong as you'd expect for a system in its class, and it's priced right, too. You might need more flexibility in your config options, especially for 3D design, but otherwise, the Mac Pro is as solid a professional-class PC as we've seen.
Microsoft's ambitious love letter to creative professionals is the touchscreen iMac of your dreams -- albeit crazy expensive and running Windows.
The attractive Samsung Chromebox Series 3 desktop turns Google's web-based Chrome operating system into a decent option for low-cost desktop PC shoppers, so long as you're happy with shortcomings such as low storage and an OS that's still teething.
The Packard Bell oneTwo L I7526 is a decent option for those who fancy a touchscreen PC with an integrated TV tuner, but don't want to spend a fortune. It offers good performance, inoffensive looks, passable sound quality and a big, 23-inch screen.
If you want an all-in-one PC with 3D capability, the Acer Aspire Z5763 is currently one of the few options available. It offers an excellent screen and good performance, but it's pricey and has some design shortcomings that dent its appeal.