Desktop systems today run the gamut from economic all-in-ones to high-performance gaming rigs. Whether you're looking to buy a pre-built desktop or assemble your own, we have the reviews and benchmarks to make sure you get a balanced system that meets all your needs and budget.
Former Acer CEO Hired By Lenovo As Consultant
Sep 19, 2011 - in News
Former Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci is now serving as a consultant for Lenovo, overseeing the integration of German technology company Medion AG.
An Apple Worth $39.3 Billion
Sep 17, 2011 - in News
Apple has surpassed Microsoft, IBM, Walmart and GE in brand value within the past year, according to Brand Finance.
LAN 101: Networking Basics
Sep 14, 2011 - in Reviews
Learn about the glue that holds our networks together in this LAN primer. We cover network types, wired, Wi-Fi, protocols, and alternate networking solutions to deliver a complete picture of traditional and modern local area networks.
Opinion: Can You Blame the PC Crash on the iPad?
Sep 13, 2011 - in News
Gartner updated its PC shipment forecast today. There is no better way of describing the new estimate than calling it catastrophic for the PC industry.
Sood: Voodoo PC Could Have Changed HP for the Better
Sep 7, 2011 - in News
Microsoft executive Rahul Sood recently gave an interview in which he carefully expressed a certain frustration with HP's lost passion for taking care of its PC business.
New Line of HP AIOs Has "Something for Everyone"
Sep 7, 2011 - in News
Despite the uncertainty of its Personal Systems Group, HP has revealed seven all-in-one (AIO) touchscreen PCs, offering a little something for everyone with a huge range of customizations to fit your budget.
Zotac Debuts Palm-Sized ZBOX Nano Mini-PCs
Sep 1, 2011 - in News
Zotac finally released it's palm-sized ZBOX nano AD10 series packing AMD's Brazos E-350 APU platform.
HP Marketing PSG as Separate Business
Sep 1, 2011 - in News
HP is launching a series of ads marketing its PC division as a separate entity.
HP May Spin-Off PC Business Rather Than Sell
Aug 30, 2011 - in News
HP's Personal Systems Group head Todd Bradley talks about the possible spin-off company.
Sandy Bridge-E: 17 New Xeon CPUs for Q4
Aug 26, 2011 - in News
Intel's new Sandy Bridge-E Xeon Models Listed...
HP UK Boss: We're Not Quitting the PC Market
Aug 26, 2011 - in News
Selling up doesn't mean giving up.
Samsung May Be Gearing Up to Purchase HP's PC Division
Aug 23, 2011 - in News
Sources claim that Samsung may be gearing up to purchase HP's PC division, and is currently talking with major HP contractors to help fill the orders.
Computer History 101: The Development Of The PC
Aug 23, 2011 - in Reviews
From the humble beginnings of mechanical adding machines to today's multi-core processors, we recount the early developments that took us to where we are today. We also include a convenient timetable showing the complete history of the PC!
HP's webOS Still Coming to PCs, Printers
Aug 22, 2011 - in News
HP's webOS isn't completely dead, as HP will continue to sell the Veer and support the TouchPad tablet with updates. The company is also honoring its commitment to bring webOS to PCs and printers.
AMD Finally Releases GPUs for AIO Desktops
Aug 17, 2011 - in News
AMD "quietly" launched a new line of GPUs designed specifically for the All-In-One market.
30 Years: The Top Five Milestones of The IBM PC
Aug 12, 2011 - in News
The IBM PC is celebrating its 30th birthday today.
IBM: PCs are "Going The Way of Typewriters"
Aug 11, 2011 - in News
IBM's Mark Dean says that we've entered a Post-PC era. Microsoft's Frank Shaw disagrees, calling it a PC-Plus era.
IBM Drops 10 PFlop NCSA Supercomputer Project
Aug 10, 2011 - in News
IBM's ambitious Blue Waters supercomputer project apparently drowned in complex technology and a flood of unexpected costs.
QuakeCon 2011 Keynote: RAGEing Over No Doom 4
Aug 5, 2011 - in News
QuakeCon 2011 is in full swing, and while the annual Keynote address was chock full of RAGE-related news, Doom 4 was nowhere to be seen.
Cast Your Vote on the Best System Config Summer 2011
Aug 1, 2011 - in News
Hit the polls to select the best config champion!
New Acer AIO Can Be Desktop, HDTV Combined
Jul 29, 2011 - in News
This new AIO PC from Acer features HDMI inputs for game consoles, digital TV cable boxes and more, turning it into an HDTV with the press of a button.
Winner Selected for AMD Llano-based CyberPower PC
Jul 26, 2011 - in News
We have a winner!
Is There Still Hope Left in the Future of the PC?
Jul 25, 2011 - in News
AMD, Intel and Microsoft have all presented quarter reports that were well above analyst expectations. Despite the depressed mood in the economy, there are tremendous growth and record profits. Yet, as so often, the devil is in the detail.
Apple Pushes Out New Macs Along With OS X Lion
Jul 20, 2011 - in News
The future is discless.
Intel: Notebooks, Tablets Eradicated in a Decade
Jul 14, 2011 - in News
In the near future, we won't have tablets, netbooks and notebooks says Intel.
System Builder Marathon, June 2011: Alternative $2000 PC
Jun 26, 2011 - in Reviews
You spoke up in the first story from this quarter's System Builder Marathon, and we listened. Today we compare that first $2000 build to an alternative system based upon a flood of your recommendations. Call it the people's choice, if you will.
System Builder Marathon, June 2011: Value Compared
Jun 23, 2011 - in Reviews
With so little happening in the hardware world since the beginning of this year, our second-quarter System Builder Marathon sees only minor hardware changes. But each builder unquestionably comes closer to dialing in ideal setups at each price point.
System Builder Marathon, June 2011: $500 Gaming PC
Jun 22, 2011 - in Reviews
This quarter's $500 PC is sure to be a little controversial. We've built plenty of AMD-powered budget boxes in the past, but now we're testing the mettle of Intel's (multiplier-locked) Core i3-2100 in a gaming system priced right around $500.
System Builder Marathon, June 2011: $1000 Enthusiast PC
Jun 21, 2011 - in Reviews
This quarter, we're keeping the Core i5-2500K processor from our previous build, but we're adding a pair of Radeon HD 6850s in CrossFire. How will those two boards stand up against the modified Radeon HD 6950 we used last time? The answer is within!
System Builder Marathon, June 2011: $2000 Performance PC
Jun 20, 2011 - in Reviews
The launch of Intel's Z68 Express platform affects our build in a way we aren't benchmarking. But can we still put together a better configuration than last quarter's stunner? Will we achieve even better high-end value? The answer is a resounding yes.