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    Gateway FX6840-03E Desktop Review

    We’re documented fans of Gateway’s latest FX case design, at least for the most part, but we have reservations about the FX6840-03e, a specific $1,099 configuration. We’ll give the Gateway some credit for its strong application performance scores, but a $1,149 Dell system offers a more versatile configuration for only a nominal...

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    Envigo EGO X Desktop PC Review

    This computer could very well represent the peak of modern gaming technologies. The EGO X brought to us by Envigo was built with a proverb in mind, “Anger without power is folly.” There are equal parts anger and power housed within the absolutely stunning case that is called the EGO X. Envigo...

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    Compaq CQ2009F Desktop Computer Review

    Minimalism is the new juicy couture. Compaq CQ2009F Desktop PC may seem bare bones to some people, because it is essentially the least that can be assembled and still called a computer in 2009. This is a moot point, it wasn’t manufactured to be a beastly gaming PC, or a high end...

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    HP TouchSmart 600 Desktop Review

    The HP TouchSmart 600 shows how getting an early jump on unproven technology can pay off. HP was first to market with a touch-based all-in-one PC more than two years ago. Now that Windows 7 has spurred almost every major desktop vendor toward multitouch, HP has the advantage of years of real...

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    Gateway SX2840-01 Desktop Review

    We spent the latter half of 2009 raving about Gateway’s SX2800-01, a fast, Windows Vista-based slim tower whose Intel Core 2 Quad CPU performance put to shame PCs that cost up to $200 more. Gateway has since updated the various models in the SX28000 series to Windows 7, and with this new...

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    Velocity Micro Edge Z30 i7 Desktop Review

    We’ve written about Falcon Northwest’s new Core i7-based gaming PC, and now Velocity Micro gets a turn to showcase Intel’s new mainstream-priced desktop chip. Our Velocity Micro Edge Z30 review unit comes in at $1,349 and features an overclocked Intel Core i7 860 chip. It also outperforms a pricier Dell system, and...

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    Maingear Shift Desktop PC Review

    With its new Shift gaming desktop, Maingear joins the ranks of Alienware, Falcon Northwest, and Velocity Micro in providing its customers a distinctive-looking case you can’t get anywhere else. And despite a misstep with the build and a questionable processor choice (both of which should be easily remedied), we found this $4,725...

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    2010 Apple iMac 27 Inch Desktop Computer Review

    If we could, we’d take points away from this iMac simply because by giving it a 27-inch display Apple threatens our livelihood. You don’t need our input to simply walk past the 27-inch iMac on a store shelf and recognize that it’s the largest all-in-one currently available, and that it has a...

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    HP Pavilion P6320Y Desktop Review

    The $700 HP Pavilion p6320y is a solid midlevel PC that occupies an uncomfortable middle ground. The $550 Gateway DX4831-01e is a better budget choice if you spend most of your computing time managing a music library or manipulating digital photos. Or a $730 desktop from Asus gives you generally better all-around...

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    Dell Studio sx8100-1986NBC Desktop Review

    Dell’s Studio XPS line has done fairly well in our reviews lately, and we find that the $1,149 Studio XPS sx8100-1986NBC is no exception. Although its full model name is a mouthful, this retail-only desktop compares well with others in its price range from both mainstream and smaller PC vendors. We recommend...

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    Dell Inspiron i580-5108NBK Desktop Computer Review

    The Dell Inspiron i580-5108NBC is an ideal match for users with computing habits that lean toward general applications like simple Internet surfing, word processing, and light media editing. Its 3.2GHz Intel Core i5 560 CPU is well equipped to handle applications like iTunes and Photoshop, and it excelled against the competition in...

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    Dell Inspiron i560-4000NBK Desktop Computer Review

    The retail-only Dell Inspiron i560-4000NBK offers little to get excited about. You’ll get decent performance from this $599 dual-core midtower, but a less expensive system from Gateway is faster. Dell offers an 802.11n wireless networking adapter and a little extra RAM in exchange, but we can’t say we find those features worth...