Don't-Miss Desktop Stories

CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 5000: Built for Speed, and Wallet-Friendly

CyberPower's Gamer Xtreme 5000 delivers strong performance at a sub-$1500 price point.

iBuyPower Paladin XLC: Performance You Pay For

We love just about everything in iBuyPower’s Paladin XLC, but its commanding price puts this desktop’s appeal into question.

Dell XPS 8300: High on Features, Low on Price

Dell’s inexpensive XPS 8300 is a true force to be reckoned with for its speeds, connections, and do-no-wrong attitude.

Micro Express MicroFlex 26B: Top-Shelf Speed at a Bargain-Basement Price

This performance desktop scored among the best in its category, and offers a large chassis with plenty of room for upgrades.

V3 Convoy: Premium Performance at a Palatable Price

Looking for a top-tier performance PC, but not quite ready to part with a kidney? You’re in luck.

Giada DN2301: Average Performance for Smaller Spaces

The Giada DN2301 is ultimately relying on its small chassis to sell, but competition in the compact-PC category is tough.

Micro Express MicroFlex 25B: A Mainstream King, but for How Long?

Sandy Bridge arrives on our mainstream-PC chart with a flourish as Micro Express’s MicroFlex 25B mops the floor with the competition--for now.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti: A Strong Contender For The Midrange Crown

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti makes a strong push for the midrange graphics card crown, but savvy shoppers have a few options before them.

Sony VAIO VPCJ114FX/B: Wait for the Price to Drop

Facing tough competition at varying sizes and costs, Sony's attractive all-in-one doesn't quite live up to its asking price.

HP Omni 100: Low on Price and Features

HP’s Omni 100 is an extremely inexpensive all-in-one PC, but if you spend a little more elsewhere, you'll get a better deal.

HP Pavilion p6640f: An Awkwardly Positioned Midsize-Tower Desktop

The p6640f tries to offer a competitive buffet of features for its low price, but the meal isn't as satisfying as what you’ll find elsewhere.

Gateway DX4320-45: An Agile Performer Fails to Stand Out

This midsize-tower desktop just has too much competition offering too many other interesting features, for less money--raw speed doesn't make Gateway’s DX4320-45 a sure-fire winner.

HP Pavilion Slimline s5660f: High-Definition Multimedia, Little Real Estate

It’s small, it’s inexpensive, and it’s not upgradable--but why would you want to rip the Blu-ray player out of this superskinny system anyway? The networking, however, is another story.