Top rated desktop PCs: February 2012

Our top rated PCs for February 2012

We've seen a couple of gaming powerhouses from Origin and Alienware recently, as well as an all-in-one TouchSmart from HP and a classy little business machine from Lenovo.

The Origin Genesis z68 gaming PC is one of the best built machines on the market, and its performance is certainly nothing to scoff at. The Alienware is also a cool machine, but at close to $6000, who can afford it?

At the other end of the scale, the latest Medion Akoya to hit ALDI supermarkets on 8 February is a $499 PC with a small size and a decent set of features for everyday computing.

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Genesis Z68 gaming PC
4.00

1. Origin Genesis Z68 gaming PC

Origin's Genesis Z68 is fast, expandable and, best of all, very well put together. It showcases some of the neatest cable management we've seen in a PC submitted to our Test Centre and it really highlights how much effort Origin ...
Review Date: 19th Dec., 2011
RRP: $ 2,499.00
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TouchSmart 520-1010a touchscreen PC
3.75

2. HP TouchSmart 520-1010a touchscreen PC

The TouchSmart 520 is a capable computer system for everyday tasks, but its touchscreen offers a better way to interact with your content. Simply point to, drag or tap your files to let the magic happen. It's a very decent ...
Review Date: 5th Dec., 2011
RRP: $ 1,599.00
Akoya E4055 D (MD 8365)
3.75

3. Medion Akoya E4055 D (MD 8365)

The Akoya E4055 goes on sale at ALDI supermarkets on 8 February. Pick one up if you're looking for an inexpensive PC that can be used for a little bit of everything. It has plenty of storage and a decent ...
Review Date: 6th Feb., 2012
RRP: $ 499.00
ThinkCentre M71e tower PC
3.50

4. Lenovo ThinkCentre M71e tower PC

This PC is designed for small- and medium-sized businesses. It's a reasonably good looking machine despite that and it comes with a decent configuration that will have no problems tackling common office tasks. It could use a longer standard warranty ...
Review Date: 20th Dec., 2011
RRP: $ 1,129.00
Aurora gaming PC
3.50

5. Alienware Aurora gaming PC

There's no doubt that the Alienware Aurora is a great gaming PC. It's fast and interesting, and definitely fun to use. However, it's very expensive. You pay a hefty premium for features that not many other pre-built systems offer, such ...
Review Date: 25th Jan., 2012
RRP: $ 5,860.00
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