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(Reviews) Sleek, classy all-in-one PC gets points for design, but it lacks the same wow in its performance.
(Reviews) The impressive design of this all-in-one value PC rivals that of the Apple iMac.
(Reviews) This Windows Vista-based Media Center PC is one of the first to support CableCards for decrypting and recording scrambled programming, but its ability to handle these tasks is severely limited.
(Reviews) Factory Overclocking Juices Up Gaming PCs
(Reviews) These powerful desktops use overclocked CPUs, one or more ultra-high-end graphics cards, and gobs of high-speed storage to put performance above all else.
(Reviews) Quad-core system delivers strong performance but offers little room for expansion.
(Reviews) This well-designed and overclocked PC has plenty of performance and expandability for gamers who can afford it.
(Reviews) Pricey system has good looks, and its liquid-cooled, overclocked CPU offers plenty of horsepower.
(Reviews) Inexpensive gaming system includes dual (CrossFire) Radeon HD2900 XT graphics cards, but overall performance was subpar.
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(Reviews) An eye-catching design and quiet operation make this Media Center PC a living-room contender, though it's a bit pricey given its feature set.
(Reviews) This system offers strong performance, and the power of a quad-core CPU.
(Reviews) This pricey but speedy quad-core system offers processing power to spare.
(Reviews) This inexpensive PC gives you a little more to work with than most other base-model PCs.
(Reviews) Expensive system offers great gaming performance, but its small case limits your upgrade options.
(Reviews) Inexpensive and expandable system lacks graphics power.
(Reviews) Top-performing system targets users who don't mind spending a little extra.
(Reviews) Power desktop sacrifices frills to offer high performance at a good price.
(reviews) ABS Ultimate X9
(reviews) Velocity Micro Vector GX
(reviews) Dell XPS 700
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(reviews) This model's super speed, easy upgradabilty, and competitive price will appeal to power users and gamers looking to maximize performance per dollar.
(reviews) High-end gaming PC delivers powerful performance at competitive price.
(reviews) This high-priced system's cutting-edge hardware delivers the best performance we've seen.
(news) Dell Readies Renegade Gaming PC
(reviews) Reasonable price and multimedia extras will appeal to students and hobbyists on a budget.
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(reviews) This economical PC combines jazzy design and a stellar LCD with midrange gaming performance.
(reviews) Powerhouse performance, dandy display, and strong sound make for a great gaming, graphics, and media system.
(reviews) Brisk performance and great sound make for an attractive, value-priced gaming system.
(reviews) Moderately priced gaming system includes a good array of features.
(reviews) Sophisticated media PC is worthy of a place in your living room.
(reviews) Powerhouse performer with massive storage should appeal to high-end gamers.
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(reviews) A few extra features don't make up for this system's bad performance.
(reviews) Basic budget system is neatly assembled but quite sluggish.
(reviews) Good looks and a sizable hard drive don't make up for the system's abysmal graphics score.
(reviews) Good performance doesn't outweigh this PC's poorly designed interior, which can make upgrades unwieldy.
(reviews) Great customer-satisfaction ratings and solid design make most EMachines models a good choice. But this particular unit is far from the best in the lineup.
(reviews) Moderate performer comes in a well-designed, easy-to-upgrade case.
(reviews) A notable exception to the norm, this low-cost system is a serious performer. But our test unit wasn't equipped for a LAN party.
(reviews) For basic computing, this PC offers an enticing, low-cost package.
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(reviews) Screaming performance, cool looks, and a great display at a competitive price.
(reviews) High-end gaming system boasts a dazzling 19-inch LCD, crisp speakers, and opponent-thumping performance.
(reviews) Midpack Media Center PC provides powerful performance.
(reviews) Stereo-component unit offers stand-alone radio, DVD, and CD players.
(reviews) Shoe-box-size computer fits where most PCs can never go.
(reviews) Nicely equipped, bargain-priced Media Center PC is available from Best Buy, Costco.
(reviews) Limited media machine runs quietly and looks great.
(reviews) Ultimate home system makes it simple for users to ease into entertainment.
(reviews) This budget Media Center PC is super quiet.
(reviews) Smart-looking, component-style Media Center PC is a competent performer.
(reviews) Sleek, component-style Media Center PC leads the field.
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(reviews) System with gaming styling offers solid performance and a great-looking monitor at a reasonable price.
(reviews) Loaded with features and a huge LCD, this pricey multimedia system almost does it all.
(reviews) This desktop system has above average performance and an extensive set of features, but the monitor is disappointing.
(reviews) This system offers stylish looks, strong performance, and plenty of features for a fair price.
(howto) You can't upgrade forever, but saying good-bye to a faithful PC isn't always easy.
(news) Slim Dimension desktop features an 8-in-1 memory card reader.
(reviews) High-end multimedia PC comes with a price to match.
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(news) Desktop features BTX motherboard for improved airflow.
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(reviews) Two loaded systems using AMD's fastest processor show just how swift (and expensive) PCs can get. But should you buy all the frills?
(reviews) Though pricey, this big tower delivers impressive speed and graphics performance.
(reviews) This big, noisy tower cools itself with nine fans.
(reviews) Small system offers little expansion room, but turns in agile performance.
(reviews) Despite its high-end processors (graphics and CPU), Polywell's latest gaming machine delivered a mediocre PC WorldBench 4 score.
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(reviews) This desktop has an eye-catchingly low price, a sophisticated CPU, and plenty of hard drive space. But its performance disappoints.
(reviews) This Pavilion has some nice features for home video and digital photography, but its overall performance disappoints.
(reviews) The Millennia 920i offers plenty of raw power and high-end graphics capabilities, and it's fully stocked for creating DVDs.
(reviews) Handsome system packs terrific performance and comes with a memory card reader.
(reviews) A powerhouse living-room PC; Mailblocks improved; convenient Wi-Fi spotter; affordable PC security.
(reviews) System from Stealth packs a 2.53-GHz P4 in a case the size of two drive bays.
(news) High-end desktop sports five fans, multiple drives, latest chips and graphics.
(reviews) We pick the best systems for multimedia and games.
(reviews) The original Media Center PC, this attractive system comes with a bright LCD monitor and the ability to record and store TV content.
(reviews) Blistering speed, terrific graphics, and twin 180GB hard drives highlight this handsome but extremely pricey system.
(reviews) Entertainment machine packs large LCD, DVD-rewritable drive, and ample storage.
(reviews) Good-looking system offers a super-size hard drive and ample upgrade options.
(howto) A profusion of little boxes help beam movies, music, and photos from your PC into the living room.
(reviews) A sleek, black minitower, the Innovation A7000 offers impressive speed and a surfeit of upgrade options.
(reviews) Fast performance, solid audio, and plenty of room for upgrading highlight this budget PC.
(reviews) A new flavor of Gateway's middle-tier 500 series, this model combines a large LCD with moderate speed, capabilities, and price.
(reviews) From do-everything workhorses to entertainment specialists, the best new home PCs pack performance and pizzazz to spare.
(reviews) Ample storage space and robust sound capabilities distinguish this affordably priced, versatile system.
(reviews) This affordably priced model comes loaded with software.
(reviews) This low-priced system has the muscle to handle standard office tasks, but not much else.
(reviews) This system comes at a cut-rate price and includes room for upgrades.
(reviews) This Presario provides the basics for general home computing tasks.
(reviews) With a version of Windows designed for entertainment and HP's own video, photo, and music helper apps, this system is ready to play.
(reviews) Given its cutting-edge components, this PC showed less muscle on office productivity apps than we expected.
(reviews) This Dell power system scores strongly on PC WorldBench 4 and goes over the top on rendering graphics.
(reviews) Apple's pint-size all-in-one obliterates the distinction between work and play.
(reviews) Expensive gaming system includes FireWire ports and offers top-notch performance.
(reviews) Bright blue gaming system packs top-notch components for a reasonable price.
(reviews) Unusual-looking, compactly designed PC boasts a large LCD monitor and a bevy of handy, front-mounted ports.
(reviews) Expensive system offers fine performance, excellent graphics, and video-ready features.
(news) Cost-conscious consumers can take advantage of new PCs priced between $399 and $999.
(reviews) Speed demon offers great entertainment value at a relatively low price.
(reviews) This brisk system combines classy looks with well-stocked multimedia features, and a very hefty price tag.
(reviews) A large LCD, a DVD-RAM/-R drive, and ample software round out this system geared toward video editing enthusiasts.
(reviews) HP's expensive, high-end Pavilion comes with a large LCD monitor and serves video and gaming tasks well.
(reviews) This Polywell budget PC offers a fine combination of features, but it needs a better monitor.
(reviews) Alienware's high-priced system comes primed for high-end gaming.
(howto) Revised OSes due this fall allow you to control digital media from your PC and to control your PC remotely.
(reviews) ABS combines a traditional design and an affordable price with fast performance and excellent sound capabilities.
(reviews) Low-end Gateway delivers basic computing, compact design, and a bargain price.
(reviews) Innovative minitower has only part of what it takes for you to enjoy multimedia.
(reviews) Though its performance is solid, this Dimension is a bit pricey considering its so-so multimedia attributes.
(reviews) Sharp-looking value system performs well and handles multimedia tasks respectably.
(reviews) This high-performance, tricked-out system is impressive, but it's just too pricey for what you get.
(reviews) An expensive but powerful multimedia machine.
(reviews) A powerful, pricey entertainment system.
(news) Celeron and Athlon XP systems start at $399, sans monitor but including a CD-ROM drive and some other extras.
(reviews) System's performance is above average for its class, but monitor and audio are sorely lacking.
(reviews) Fast system needs a better monitor.
(reviews) Powerful gaming system hides under mild-mannered exterior.
(reviews) Fast, reasonably priced system falters a bit on graphics.
(reviews) Hip-looking system delivers top performance at a fair price.
(reviews) This fast multimedia performer doesn't hold back on features--and has a price to match.
(reviews) Fast, slick-looking multimedia machine doesn't come cheap.
(reviews) Value-priced, the Talon 4.3 is geared for gamers on a budget.
(reviews) This value home PC provides basic components and impressive speed, but mediocre multimedia.
(reviews) This Systemax Ascent offers a fast CPU, an LCD display, and more.
(reviews) ABS's Digital 4 delivers sterling performance from a Pentium 4 for a bargain price.
(reviews) Nicely equipped and well designed, this Pavilion included an impressive 17-inch LCD monitor.
(reviews) This fast home PC includes an excellent flat-panel display and video editing components.
(reviews) Fast, well-rounded system plays games, makes movies, and computes impressively.
(reviews) The T1400 is low cost but offers low multimedia scores and even lower performance for an Athlon-based PC.
(reviews) This EMachines model offers handy front ports, a CD-RW drive, and midtier performance for less than $1000.
(reviews) Gateway's sub-$1000 PC features two front USB 1.1 ports and tool-less upgradability, but it isn't for gaming.
(reviews) Top-tier gaming system with a great display and excellent speakers--at the high price you'd expect.
(reviews) A well-designed tower and lots of features, but HP's Intel-based Pavilion 950 is less powerful and priced higher than its Athlon-based sibling.
(reviews) Well-rounded Pavilion is great for both home office and home entertainment.
(news) Home PC line offers many storage, CPU options--including new 1.73-GHz Athlon.
(news) Spacey colors and top-notch technologies come in pricey systems.
(reviews) DVD writing capability and the power to back it up.
(reviews) This well-rounded value system includes a handsome flat-panel monitor and an easy-to-upgrade interior.
(reviews) Well-equipped machine is color-coordinated inside and out, but it could use a better monitor.
(reviews) This powerhouse will certainly appeal to audiophiles, and gamers should take a look, too.
(reviews) This entertainment-oriented machine provides great sound, beautiful game play, and respectable speed for a fairly high price.
(reviews) All-in-one PC integrates just about everything and still offers respectable performance.
(reviews) TV, radio, video, music--and oh yeah, Sony's new home entertainment system is a PC too.
(reviews) Big power, big game bundle, and an even bigger flat-panel display.
(reviews) A DVD movie creator's dream system.
(reviews) Top-of-the-line components, performance, and price.
(reviews) Though it's not a barnburner, the T4155 is well equipped and reasonably priced.
(reviews) Sony packs great digital tools into a sharp-looking case--with just a few design flaws.
(reviews) Impressive performance, admirable audio, but a mediocre monitor.
(reviews) Slow but well-designed Gateway offers a plethora of USB ports, plus the ability to upgrade without using tools.
(reviews) Towering black ABS system provides great graphics and audio--and plenty of speed.
(reviews) Dell's new SmartStep is one of the cheapest PCs around, but is it a deal for you?
(reviews) With its good looks and knack for digital entertainment, this system might find a home in your living room.
(reviews) Well-constructed system suffers from disappointing sound and graphics.
(reviews) The 300X is a cute, space-saving system, but you can get more power and features for this price.
(reviews) A hot-rod PC with several useful accoutrements.
(reviews) It's got a great sound system and some other extras, but poor performance is hard to overlook.
(reviews) A solid, low-cost PC with a fancy graphics card and innovative on-screen documentation.
(reviews) Performs well, considering its low-end processor, but for this price you can choose a more powerful PC.
(reviews) Some nice extras, especially for audiophiles, but you may want to upgrade other components.
(reviews) A well-constructed system that falls a bit short in performance.
(reviews) Versatile power system with an LCD monitor is good for business, creative, or family use.
(reviews) Well-constructed but stripped-down budget system comes with a low price--and slow performance.
(reviews) A fast, lean value machine with hidden strengths.
(reviews) A well-rounded value system for families and home offices.
(reviews) A nice choice for students.
(reviews) Fast PC for gamers on a budget.
(reviews) A reasonably priced all-around family system.
(reviews) Attractive, fairly speedy home system.
(reviews) Fast PC, fully equipped for both work and multimedia fun, could use a better monitor.
(reviews) Great gaming PC for deep pockets should have a better monitor.
(reviews) Handsome home system has luxury and power to spare.
(reviews) Sleek little system packs a lot of features into a small case, and includes a wireless keyboard and mouse.
(reviews) New Dimension sports a stylish, easy-to-open case but lags a bit in performance.
(reviews) Blazingly fast Polywell system redefines Pentium III processor performance, but offers little else.
(reviews) Zippy all-in-one PC fits well into tight spots, but not into tight budgets.
(reviews) Solid performance from a bargain-priced PC, but poor monitor quality mars the overall package.
(reviews) A well-intentioned design that slightly misses the mark in performance and execution but comes at a low price.
(reviews) A gorgeous but pricey powerhouse system custom-built for gaming fanatics.
(reviews) The fastest home system we've tested is designed especially for gamers.
(reviews) Handsome, well-equipped PC for beginners runs somewhat slowly.
(reviews) Hot-rod PC provides easy access for future upgrades.
(reviews) Good-looking, smartly constructed system comes ready for home networking.
(reviews) Monster-size PC performs respectably and offers plenty of room for expansion, but case quality and some components disappoint.
(reviews) Sleek all-in-one emphasizes beauty at all costs.
(reviews) A high-quality container for mostly low-end components.
(reviews) VAIO PC entertains with CD audio, Internet radio, and TV recording features.
(reviews) For gamers and DVD movie watchers, this Dimension 8100 offers a graphics card with plenty of play.
(reviews) Sony's glamorous new VAIO gives video enthusiasts a sleek DVD-RW drive that can record home movies and a graphics card that captures TV shows on your hard drive.
(reviews) IBM's NetVista offers graphics wizards a whole lotta performance, but for a steep price.
(reviews) This value-class PC offers speed worthy of a power system.
(reviews) Premio's budget Centella PC fails to deliver expected performance.
(reviews) Gamers and video artists will like this power system's top-notch graphics hardware and easy-on-the-eyes monitor.
(reviews) An expensive PC that comes with a unique disc-writing twist--a DVD-R drive.
(reviews) With multimedia extras and powerful graphics performance, this PC targets graphics and multimedia aficionados.
(reviews) Versatile graphics card offers video-editing capabilities, but case lacks expansion options.
(reviews) Poor design and a mediocre monitor mar a serviceable value system.
(reviews) MicronPC's Millennia Max XP2 screams with performance--and the fans are noisy, too.
(news) Home computing family supports AMD's newest, fastest Athlon and Duron chips.
(news) Premio kills the resurrected PC label, but will honor service and warranty agreements.
(news) VAIOs, due in June, feature a range of video recording, management functions.
(reviews) Designed for the digital-imaging enthusiast, this Compaq PC offers both speed and features for a reasonable price.
(reviews) Style and no-frills substance are the hallmarks of this adequate performer.
(reviews) Dell's new Celeron PC offers novices or those in need of a second PC an easy setup but doesn't deliver speed.
(reviews) HP's stylish desktop PC offers a pleasing combination of style and function for basic home users and students.
(reviews) A fully stocked home entertainment PC, especially made for audiophiles.
(reviews) Excellent expandability highlights a home office system with impressive performance.
(reviews) A well-equipped, user-friendly PC for people with an interest in digital video.
(reviews) Competitively priced Pentium 4 system offers smooth graphics performance.
(reviews) An attractively priced system with good gaming performance.
(reviews) Fast home-office system boasts a great monitor.
(reviews) Well equipped for a budget box, but performance is slow.
(reviews) A well-equipped family or home office PC packs classic power features at a competitive price.
(reviews) A speedster among value PCs, with integrated NVidia graphics.
(reviews) An expensive system with of loads of storage, a TV tuner card, and video-capture software.
(news) Due in February: Duron PC, plus units bundled with nVidia graphics and editing software.
(reviews) Pricey Pentium 4-1500 system delivers blazing graphics performance.
(reviews) Dell Dimension L866r
(reviews) A very fast system for a demanding home or home-office user.
(news) HP Pavilions get stylish, while Compaq grows Presario family with Duron systems.