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HP TouchSmart 9300 Elite: The Consummate Workhorse

This system performs business tasks with ease and delivers just enough multimedia power to keep you from getting too distracted.

Polywell Ignition X7900i-3960: Top-Shelf Hardware at a Top-Shelf Price

The Polywell Ignition X7900i-3960 comes packed with every Performance PC lover’s dream parts, but comes at a rather steep price.

Alienware X51 Review: The Little PC That Could

The Alienware X51 proves that big things can come in small packages, offering excellent gaming performance in a slim chassis.

iBuyPower Gamer Paladin HS11: Desktop Offers a Nice Mix of Power and Price

We love this performance desktop’s speeds, but its omission of a Blu-ray player leaves movie buffs in the cold.

Polywell ITX-Z6800: Great Meat; Needs Potatoes

This superfast system costs a pretty penny for its performance. But where did all the other features go?

10 Tech Holiday Gifts You Didn't Get, But Wish You Had

From slim smartphones to massive TVs, here's the tech that didn't arrive by reindeer express this year.


AMD Radeon HD 7970

AMD’s latest takes the performance crown, gracefully.

Micro Express MicroFlex 79B: Affordable, Awesome

This Micro Express PC packs Intel’s new Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition processor, serving up tons of power and great performance, for a mere $2000.

HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One Review: A Superfast PC That Fizzles

If speed is the name of your game, you won’t be disappointed by this business-class, all-in-one system. But that’s all it really brings to the table.

Desktop PC Reliability and Satisfaction: Dell and HP Home PCs Get Poor Grades

The two PC giants haven't kept pace with the industry in durability and product support. Readers gave better marks to Apple and Asus.

Lenovo H330: Budget Machine Outperforms Its Category

The H330 packs impressive specs for a sub-$800 desktop: a Core i5 processor, 1TB of hard-drive space, and a Blu-ray disc drive.

Lenovo IdeaCentre B320: HDTV, Budget All-in-One, or Just Confused?

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B320 seems uncertain about whether it wants to be a multimedia powerhouse or a budget all-in-one with few frills.

HP TouchSmart 620 3D: 3D Falls Flat

HP's first 3D all-in-one leaves much to be desired; big 3D fans may want to wait.