What are the best desktop computers?

asked by Steve Goldswain Snr
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    #1Cyberpower GXIVR8020A4

    Cyberpower GXIVR8020A4
    The Gamer Xtreme series of Cyberpower is a complete PC optimized for gaming. With an Intel CPU and a GPU that is set to give High-Performance standards, this machine offers you no less than full raw power to run the latest games.


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    Anna Simmons
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "Cyberpower Gamer Xtreme is an awesome platform that promises high performance and is loaded with the latest components and has excellent graphics. My neighbor recently bought it and is very satisfied with his purchase. It's reasonably priced and easy to install and use. "
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    #2Apple iMac MNE92LL/A

    Apple iMac MNE92LL/A

    The stunning all-in-one iMac features a beautiful 27-inch Retina 5K widescreen display, quad-core Intel Core i5 processors and AMD Radeon R9 M395 graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. And it comes standard with 8GB memory, a 2TB fusion drive, and advanced, high-speed I/O, including two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3 ports.

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    Roy Ramos
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "This is an all in one, and a Macintosh, so it might not be exactly what someone thinks of with this search, but should satisfy anyone looking for a simple PC solution. The price for a Mac might be a turn off for someone shopping for this on a budget though."
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    #3Asus Zen AiO Pro

    Asus Zen AiO Pro
    The all-in-one desktop for people who want a Windows computer over an Apple, but still like the way the iMac looks. Perfect for those whose professional lives require computing power, powerful graphics and storage for all the multimedia files/programs that go along with that.
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    Arthur Parker
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This is not a reliable computer. You have no support with IT and it will break sooner than it should. "

DID YOU KNOW?

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Despite the rise of modern and cutting-edge desktop computers, laptops, plenty of systems are still prone to bugs. Due to this, some desktop manufacturers and brands are releasing systems that aren't prone to glitching and errors. These PCs are sometimes budget-friendly, capable of being bought at a low price with high specs. These units are also able to run heavy software such as games. Some of them can also work as all-in-one computers which can perform multiple tasks, which can range from designing to video streaming to downloading. 

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    #4Apple iMac with Retina 4K

    Apple iMac with Retina 4K

    Apple 21.5" iMac with Retina 4K contains a 4096 x 2304 screen P3 display resolution, this iMac provides 1 billion colors and 500 nits of brightness. The iMac's processor has been upgraded and now houses a 7th-gen Kaby Lake 3.0 GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core processor.

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    Jane Nguyen
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "The apple IMac with Retina 4K is a great desktop computer with high screen resolution and brightness. The IMac processor is fast and you will be impressed by the quality of the display. this computer may be a little expensive but it is well worth it."
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    #5Microsoft 42L-00001

    Microsoft 42L-00001

    Surface Studio is designed for the creative process. The Ultra-thin 28” PixelSense display gives you a huge canvas for all kinds of work. Use it upright, or draw on it like a drafting table. With the 6th Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM. Includes Surface Pen, Keyboard, Mouse and Windows 10 Pro. 

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    Aarav Malik
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "The best desktop computer that I've ever owned, bar none, is the Microsoft Surface Studio. It is so powerful, fast and fun. I love it. I don't want anything else after this. "
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    #6Dell XPS X8900-8756BLK

    Dell XPS X8900-8756BLK

    XPS X8900 is everything you'd expect from an XPS desktop, more powerful than ever. Enjoy blazing fast speed with next generation processors and graphics plus huge expandability potential. A machine built to keep up with you.

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    Juan Greene
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "Most people will never need the performance options which this high performance PC provides. With that said, the person who demands the need for high performance graphics and processing with huge amounts of data storage, then this product will deliver. This PC is equipped with the latest technology which provides the user with plenty of power and user options for which very few will ever really find the need for. The price and quality range of this PC configuration seems to be well balanced and a good bargain for those needing these performance features. For the user who will never need the performance features of this PC, they can get what they need by spending much less for a machine that is built just for their needs."
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    #7Corsair One Pro

    Corsair One Pro

    CORSAIR ONE takes fast, quiet, small, and beautiful PCs to a previously impossible level. Packed with cutting edge and award-winning CORSAIR technology, the CORSAIR ONE is designed specifically to deliver true VR and 4K gaming to your living room or den.

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    John Schneider
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "If you're a gamer like me and want the best computer you can get for your money, look no further than Corsair's new One Pro desktop computer. Not only are the specs extremely high end, but it's so quiet that it can be easily placed in your living room or den. This is one of the best computers that I've ever used."
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    #8HP 34-b010

    HP 34-b010
    HP's ENVY Curve All-in-One is a ultra-thin computer that offers an ultimate cinematic experience because of it's curved 34-inch display with a high resolution of 3440x1440. With a 7th generation, Intel(R) Core (TM) i7-7700T powerful processor, Quad-Core, 2.90GHz, AMD Radeon RX 460 Graphics and 16GB of memory. 


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    Laura Medina
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "From the specs alone and hopefully no faulty hardware, this should last a while. Plus it looks pretty."
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    #9CYBERPOWERPC GXiVR8060A2

    CYBERPOWERPC GXiVR8060A2

    This CYBERPOWERPC GXiVR8060A2 is a VR-ready gaming desktop with an i5-7400 3.0GHz processor. It has a 3GB GTX 1060 graphics card, an 8GB RAM and 1TB SATA III HDD storage. It can be connected via DVI or HDMI.

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    Raúl Palma
    Written on December 28, 2018
    "I agree with the guy above, there's always gonna be something better than what you have, but you have to admit that this PC is a pretty beast who can handle almost any game you can throw on it."
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    #10Zotac ZBOX-BI325-U

    Zotac ZBOX-BI325-U

    The Zotac ZBOX-BI325-U is a barebones PC with a 1GHz Intel Celeron N3160 processor. It has a SATA Port and equipped with Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Controller, an 802.11ac Wireless LAN, and Bluetooth 4.0.

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    Bruce Chapman
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The Zotac ZBOX-BI325-U is a barebones PC with a 1GHz Intel Celeron N3160 processor. It has a SATA Port and equipped with Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Controller, an 802.11ac Wireless LAN, and Bluetooth 4.0."
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    #11Lenovo F0CU0022US

    Lenovo F0CU0022US

    This Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 520S-23 is an all-in-one desktop computer with an i7-7500U dual-core processor and an Intel HD Graphics 620 card. It comes with a 23-inch full HD multi-touch screen. It has an 8GB RAM and a 1TB storage.

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    Marcos Martínez
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "This solution was great! I was able to find an affordable yet powerful option for a desktop computer. I've been looking for a while for one and this definitely seems like the most practical choice so far."
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    #12Dell XPS7760-7000BLK-PUS

    Dell XPS7760-7000BLK-PUS

    This Dell XPS7760-7000BLK-PUS is an all-in-one desktop computer with an i7-6700 4.0GHz processor and a 16GB RAM along with a 2TB HDD storage. It comes with a 27-inch 4K UHD multi-touch screen and has Type C ports.

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    Mick Fang
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I'm disappointed it only has two reviews. Also, the price is very high. I think there are better solutions available."
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    #13ASUS Z240

    ASUS Z240
    This ASUS ZEN Z240 is an all-in-one desktop gaming computer set with an i7-6700K processor with a 16GB RAM and a 5GB NVIDIA GeForce graphics card. It has a 1TB SSD drive and comes with a 23.8-inch touchscreen full HD LED monitor.

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    Roy Fernandez
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This PC is overpriced for what you're getting. The specs are good enough for most, and I like that the SSD is 1 TB, but the monitor isn't good enough for the price tag. it's only 1080p, and although it's touch it still isn't very good. The pixel density is poor for the size and I can't recommend it."
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    #14ASUS UN65U-M022M

    ASUS UN65U-M022M

    The ASUS UN65U-M022M is a barebones pc with an Intel Core i5-7200U and integrated 4K UHD Graphics. It supports an M.2 2280 and Intel Optane Memory, a full-size 2.5-inch solid-state drive, and up to a 16GB DDR4 memory.

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    Sharon Williamson
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "If someone wanted a great desktop PC CPU, for an amazing price, this seems like an excellent choice. However, if you are not a Windows 10 user, this is probably not the computer for you. It only has 3 USB ports, and not DVD/CD drive, so you cannot install Windows 7, so keep that in mind. I would say it is a great little computer, but I do not think it is the best desktop computer available."
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    #15Dell Inspiron i3459-1525BLK

    Dell Inspiron 	i3459-1525BLK

    This Dell Inspiron 24 3000 Series is an all-in-one desktop gaming computer set with a full HD, wide-angle, 24-inch display and a CPU that has 8GB RAM and 500 GB HDD storage. It has USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, and one HDMI-in port.

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    Carl Peterson
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I was headed to college and knew I wouldn't have a lot of space on a desk for a full size tower with monitor. Instead I ended up getting a Dell Inspiron 24 3000 Series. It's very powerful and give me some extra space on my desk to do writing work if needed."
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    #16Zotac ZBox-CI327NANO-U

    Zotac ZBox-CI327NANO-U

    The Zotac ZBox-CI327NANO-U is a nano mini PC with a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron N3450 processor and a flash memory solid state hard drive. It is equipped two USB 2.0 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, and runs on a 64-bit Windows 10.

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    Ronald Ellis
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is a great little device. It is low powered from an energy usage standard but is actually a decent little machine! Also it could be made into a server if you want to play with it, there have been many issues with people wanting to use it for a pfense irewall."

Summary

Best What are the best desktop computers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Cyberpower GXIVR8020A4Electronics 19 Paid
2Apple iMac MNE92LL/AElectronics 15 Paid
3Asus Zen AiO ProElectronics 14 Paid
4Apple iMac with Retina 4KElectronics 9 Paid
5Microsoft 42L-00001Electronics 7 Paid
6Dell XPS X8900-8756BLKElectronics 4 Paid
7Corsair One ProElectronics 3 Paid
8HP 34-b010Electronics 1 Paid
9CYBERPOWERPC GXiVR8060A2Electronics 0 Paid
10Zotac ZBOX-BI325-UElectronics 0 Paid
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