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HP Omni 27 Review: Big Things in a Big Package

If you're looking for a big, beautiful all-in-one that's not a Mac, the HP Omni 27 is a very attractive choice.

HP HPE Phoenix h9 Series: Small Tower Packs a Punch

Performance machines aren't usually known for their slim, svelte towers--but the HPE Phoenix h9 fits a lot of power into a very small case.

Polywell Poly 990FX-8150: Budget Gaming at a Nonbudget Price

The Poly 990FX-8150 fails to stand out in a crowded category, offering general and gaming performance bested by machines that cost hundreds less.

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.