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HP Compaq 4000 Pro SFF: Fair Performance for a Compact Desktop PC at a Fair Price

The HP Compaq 4000 Pro SFF is a solid performer for the price.

HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1060: Slim Desktop PC Packs a Few Surprises

This slim tower boasts solid computing and a few fancy features, such as a Blu-ray disc player, that boost its appeal.

Acer Aspire AX1920-UR20P: Big on Storage, Small on Price

This budget desktop PC isn't much to look at, but it's a solid performer with a huge hard drive.

Cybernet iOne H5: Business-Ready All-in-One Packs a Punch

Powerful desktop PC performance in a basic business all-in-one package.


Digital Storm ODE: A Desktop System With Plenty of Gaming Bang for Your Buck

The Digital Storm ODE performance PC offers high-end power at a low price.

The Best New All-in-One Desktop PCs

The desktop PC has evolved, ditching boxy shells and rat’s nests of cabling in favor simple, attractive machines that are light on hassle.

Acer Aspire Revo RL100-UR20P: Svelte Media Machine

This desktop home-theater PC isn't a multimedia powerhouse, but it looks sexy and plays videos well.

HP Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra Slim: Same Packaging, New Processor

HP has strapped a speedy Sandy Bridge CPU into an antiquated system design, delivering strong performance for a business-class desktop, but not much else.

Gear Up for Gaming With the Right PC

Is your current gaming rig fainting at the sight of this year’s PC game releases? Fret not: We have plenty of options at a wide range of prices, so you won’t be out of luck.

Dell Optiplex 990 SFF: Space-Saving Business Machine Sheds Inches, Keeps Speed

Dell’s Optiplex 990 SFF manages to squeeze past much of the rest of the Business Desktop category, offering strong general performance at a fair price.

Alienware Aurora: Style Trumps Substance

The new Alienware Aurora is well-designed with a great case and a few neat features, but it’s a little pricey and doesn’t keep up with category leaders in our performance tests.

Everything You Need to Know About 3TB Hard Drives

The latest 3TB hard drives pack in the storage, but they're only partially plug and play. Here's what you can expect if you plan on upgrading your system.

Lab Tested: AMD’s “Lynx” Brings Superior Graphics For Budget Desktops

AMD’s Fusion A-Series processors are here, and they're poised to shake up the oft-neglected budget desktops tier.