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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.

Origin Genesis Midtower: Solid Performance, at a Price That's Hard to Beat

Origin has updated the Genesis Midtower desktop for 2011 with Intel’s Sandy Bridge CPUs. While far less imposing than its larger sibling, this machine represents one of the best price-to-performance ratios on our charts, with few sacrifices.

Gateway ZX6951-53: An All-in-One That Flaunts Its Curves

From its looks and sounds to its HD support and speed, Gateway’s 23-inch all-in-one desktop rarely stops delivering.

Origin Genesis: Liquid-Cooled Behemoth Masters Benchmarks and Budgets

Origin’s Genesis is back, armed with an impressive 5GHz overclock on its Intel Sandy Bridge CPU. It powers its way to the top of our charts, delivering the fastest results we’ve ever seen, at a price that’s actually a bit lower than its predecessor.

Maingear Shift Super Stock: Beauty and Brawn Don't Come Cheap

In a category satiated with impressive performance (and daunting price tags), Maingear's latest Shift tops the charts -- for better, and for worse.

The Best Tech Products of 2010

Lots of really good products have debuted this year. Which ones are the cream of the crop? Here are the picks of PCWorld's experts.


AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series: Right Performance, Right Features, Right Price

AMD’s latest graphics cards don’t take the speed crown, but they do offer a terrific combination of performance, price, features, and power efficiency.

AMD Radeon HD 6970: Efficient and Affordable

It may not top the charts, but AMD’s Radeon HD 6970 delivers an excellent value.

Acer Veriton Z410G: Business All-in-One Touts Function Over Form

The Veriton Z410G is well connected, but it lacks some of the bells and whistles of its counterparts.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 570: Power in Spades, and the Price is Right

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 570 delivers the power and improved efficiency of the revamped Fermi architecture at a palatable price point.

MSI Wind Top AE2420 3D: Excellent All-in-One Hobbled by Poor Peripherals

The MSI AE2420 3D boasts impressive performance in an attractive shell, plus 3D technology.

Review: Razer Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse

Razer's Spectre gaming mouse for StarCraft II comes packed with tournament-caliber features designed for casual and enthusiast real-time strategy gamers alike.

2011 Innovations Awards Honorees: Computer Hardware

Take a peek at the future of computing. These unique desktops, laptops, components, and cases were honored as part of the 2011 CES Innovations Awards.