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Gateway DX4831-03: A Great General-Purpose Mainstream PC

As long as gaming isn’t your thing, you’ll find much to love in the do-everything-else Gateway DX4831-03 midsize tower desktop.

Chip Showdown: A Guide to the Best CPUs

Confused about which processor to pick for your new system? We tested eight leading chips to help you make the smartest choice. Here’s everything you need to know about today’s best desktop, laptop, and mobile CPUs.

How to Mod Your Laptop

Have you ever wanted to liven up your laptop's looks? Here's how to spruce up your portable PC with stickers, paint, fabric, and more.

Acer Aspire AX1301-B1812: A Complete Budget-PC Package

The AX1301-B1812 delivers a lot, but whether it's a good value depends on how much you like the bundled display.

Acer Veriton X480G: A Budget PC That’s Good, but Not a Leader

Acer’s Veriton X480G does a pretty good job of keeping up with the best budget PCs, but tough competition stands between this system and top honors.

Polywell Poly X5800A3: Gulftown Debuts With a Roar

Polywell fashions up a monster Performance PC, powered by Intel's new six-core processor. And it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your hands on this speedy system; probably just an arm.

eMachines ET1831-07: Low-Cost Contender Sheds Price Without Sacrificing Performance

Offering capable performance and a stellar price tag, the eMachines ET1831-07 may not top the charts, but it's a great value.

Dell Optiplex 780 USFF: Business-Class Performance at a Price That's Hard to Swallow

The Optiplex 780 USFF offers competitive performance in a space-saving design, but Dell is asking a bit much for what it delivers.

Gateway SX2840-01: A Slimmed-Down Hunk of Desktop Speed

In spite of a lapse in connection options and limited upgradability, the SX2840-01 is a speedy little monster with a budget price.

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Gateway FX6831-03: The Heart and Soul of a Performance PC

Though the FX6831-03 isn't a showstopper, fast speeds and high-definition support combine to deliver a great performance PC.

Micro Express MicroFlex 75B Redefines 'Value' with Top-Shelf Performance

This system is packed to the brim with power and features. Only its low hard-disk capacity (an easily fixable flaw) keeps it from the top of our must-buy list.

Asus EeeTop PC ET2203T: 21.6-Inch Touchscreen All-in-One Does Blu-ray on a Budget

Solid performance, a 1080p touchscreen, and Blu-ray playback set the ET2203T up for success, but you might want to judge the display's picture quality in person before you buy.

HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor PC: Not So Small in Size or Performance

HP delivers a system that’s unquestionably speedy for its small(ish) size, but left out details that could have brought it closer to the top.

Dell Inspiron Zino HD: Attractive Multimedia Mini-PC Delivers Good Performance

The Inspiron Zino HD provides impressive connectivity and performance in a colorful and compact enclosure.

Acer Aspire Z5600-U1352: Upgrades Are Disappointingly Incremental

Despite a roomier hard drive and a few extra cores, the Z5600-U1352 does little to stand apart from Acer’s preexisting Aspire Z5610 all-in-one.