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Acer Aspire Z3-605-UR22 review: An all-in-one with a sleek look and slow performance

The Acer Aspire Z3-605-UR22 may look sleek, slim and streamlined, but it's only skin deep—it lagged far behind in our benchmarks.

PCWorld all-in-one PC roundup

5 budget all-in-one PCs for college students: We name the best values

All-in-ones deliver more bang for the buck than notebooks. They’re great for schoolwork and entertainment, and much less susceptible to theft.

Origin Genesis Z87 review: Boutique PC bliss in a (slightly) more affordable package

This isn't the fastest boutique gaming rig we've tested, but it's a whole lot less expensive.

Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition's review: A little less performance for a lot less cash

No one will mistake this machine for boutique builder's product, but we have no complaints about its price/performance ratio.

Pokki for Windows 8

Lenovo plans to install Pokki's Start Menu replacement and app store on PCs

Lenovo will add SweetLabs' Pokki utility to its PCs, providing an alternative to both the Windows 8 Start page as well as the Windows app store.

Review: Maingear's Shift Super Stock Z87 is an exercise in PC gaming decadence

Quite simply, the fastest desktop gaming PC we've ever tested.

HP Envy Rove: A movable (if underpowered) all-in-one PC

This portable all-in-one isn't a benchmark champion, but it will let you take your computing fun to any room in the house.

HP Envy 700-030qe review: It's the components that matter

HP makes some good component choices for the Envy 700-030qe, but the overall package is somewhat imperfect.

Review: The Asus ET2702 is a good all-in-one PC (if you can’t afford a Dell XPS 27 Touch)

The ET2702 has a very high-res 27-inch display, but the absence of one component renders it an also-ran in our benchmark competition.

Review: Gateway's DX4870-UB2C is an affordable workhorse desktop

Gateway's DX4870-UB2C is an old-school midtower desktop that delivers good productivity performance and copious storage for a very reasonable price.

Review: Digital Storm's Virtue delivers superior power in a midsize tower

Within its plain enclosure, the Virtue has some serious power thanks to Intel's new Haswell chips and Nvidia's high-performing graphics card—just be sure to set up a triage for your wallet.

Dell XPS 27 Touch review: Looks are everything

Dell sacrifices a little practicality for the sake of beauty, but this AIO is so terrific most people won't care.

Review: Primordial's Medusa packs plenty of power but lacks polish

Anyone spending more than $9000 on a gaming rig deserves supreme fit and finish, not just pure muscle.

Review: Acer's Aspire U (model A5600U-UB13) is a stylish AIO with a few minor flaws

Undeniably good-looking, the Acer Aspire U all-in-one delivers a classy desktop computing and multimedia experience. We’ve selected it to serve as our reference desktop PC.

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Cart review: Put your 27-inch tablet on wheels

The IdeaCentre Horizon weighs nearly 19 pounds. Lenovo's cart accessory renders it portable and suitable for electronic board games.