Top rated PCs: November 2011

Notebooks may be more popular, but PCs are still around

The desktop PC market has slown down considerably recently, with more people interested in buying notebooks instead. However, there are still some interesting and powerful desktops to consider if you want a computer that's not portable.

iMac (mid 2011), 27in

1. Apple iMac (mid 2011), 27in

Apple's new iMac is more powerful than the old model. That's about it -- nothing magical or revolutionary has been added to the all-in-one Mac desktop. That's not necessarily a bad thing, since we think it's one of the best ...
Review Date: 20th May, 2011
RRP: $ 2,299.00
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TouchSmart 610-1030a (BZ524AA)

2. HP TouchSmart 610-1030a (BZ524AA) all-in-one PC

The HP TouchSmart 610-1030a has a new design that allows it to sit almost horizontal on a desk so that you can use its touchscreen a little more comfortably. However, it's only a two-point touchscreen and it's quite reflective. The ...
Review Date: 1st April, 2011
RRP: $ 2,699.00
XPS 8300

3. Dell XPS 8300 Sandy Bridge desktop PC

The Dell XPS 8300 offers plenty of performance for users who want to perform multimedia tasks. It's also perfect for heavy multitasking, can be used for a little gaming, and it has a 2TB hard drive. We just wish it ...
Review Date: 29th April, 2011
RRP: $ 1,499.00

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