Best desktop PCs

All-in-one PCs to cater for all your computing needs

1. APPLE IMAC 21.5INCH
FROM £999 (27-INCH MODELS FROM £1,649), WWW.APPLE.COM/UK

LOVE: Solid spec and performance. Ten-hour battery life. Good audio
HATE: Cramped touchpad

T3 Star rating: 5/5

2. Asus Eee PC 1018P
£260, uk.asus.com

PERFORMANCE: A Windows tower with solid specifications including a 3.06GHz Core i3 processor and 750GB hard drive.
With eight USB slots and HDMI, the Pavilion gives real value for money
LOVE: Well connected. Attractive price
HATE: Monitor costs extra

T3 Star rating: 4/5

3. APPLE MAC PRO
FROM £1,999, WWW.APPLE.COM/UK

PERFORMANCE The Pro’s now more powerful than ever and runs virtually silently. A real class act
LOVE Blistering processing power, with up to six-core Xeon processors and a choice of grade-A graphics cards
HATE: No Blu-ray drive. Expensive and huge

T3 Star rating: 3/5

4. ADVENT SE1101
£200, WWW.PCWORLD.CO.UK

PERFORMANCE: An affordable desktop package with a DVD burner and memory card reader, plus space for future upgrades. A wise, if dull, investment
LOVE: Cheap, quiet and upgradeable
HATE: Underpowered processor, weak graphics and pedestrian design

T3 Star rating: 3/5

5. MSI WIND TOP AE2400
£786, UK.MSI.COM

PERFORMANCE: With Blu-ray, six USBs and a massive HD screen, the Wind is a multimedia PC at a decent price. Shame about the touchscreen, though
LOVE: Blu-ray drive. Huge HD screen. Cheaper than most touchscreen PCs
HATE: Touchscreen controls are sluggish

T3 Star rating: 3/5

 

 

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