Don't-Miss Desktop Stories
Lacking a touchscreen, some might bypass the Spectre One, but it's a good performer, decently styled and will serve most users just fine. Buy it with the minimal amount of memory and upgrade yourself if need be.
The first Windows 8 Satellite LX835's biggest problem is it's display, with too many video artifacts and too much gloss.
The Envy 23 delivers solid performance and an excellent touchscreen in a sleek, usable package.
This gorgeous all-in-one sacrifices usability in favor of aesthetics.
The Aspire 7600U is a mesmerizing machine, but its mobile processor means less-than-impressive performance.
V3 crams a dual GPU GTX 690 into a tiny PC costing $2,500. The result is superb gaming performance, but general performance lags a bit.
This compact gamng PC is housed in a surprisingly tinker-friendly chassis, and offers great overall performance.
If you think all-in-one PCs are weak computers good only for Web surfing and light productivity apps, you haven't shopped for an all-in-one PC lately.
The new operating system improves substantially on Windows 7, but Microsoft’s efforts to woo mobile-device users may leave traditional desktop PC owners feeling abandoned.
It may not be prettiest all-in-one system, but the ThinkCentre M92z makes up for its indifferent looks with efficiency and performance.
The Toshiba LX835-D3230 is a great machine for catching up on your favorite shows or viewing your DVD collection, but it may not be big enough for the living room.
For a budget desktop, this bare-bones system offers little beyond its frame rates.
Sony has built a cool, if small, all-in-one that works well as a shared family PC. The added battery and touch functionality help to create a distinctive PC experience.
The Vizio CA27-A1 offers good digital media capabilities at a great price, giving the company a strong first entry into the desktop PC market.
The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 is a strong choice for digital media enthusiasts, and the horizontal tilt is cool, but lower cost choices can be found if you need a standard All-in-One PC.