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Top 5 best Desktop PCs for 2017

By Jack Turner

We round-up our best scoring Desktop PCs, from wallet-pleasing entry level models, to more expensive options busting with the latest tech.

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The best desktop PC for you

A decent desktop PC can make those daily computing tasks a breeze. No more watching that pesky Windows egg timer slowly tick down, or drumming your fingers impatiently on the desk. Our Best Buys suit a range of budgets, but all are quick enough for the average user, so you won't be hanging around.  

Top 5 desktop PCs for 2017

Typical price £430.00
Which? score 82%
Reviewed Jun 2017
Best Buy
Ease of use:
4 out of 5
Performance:
5 out of 5
Features:
4 out of 5
Energy:
5 out of 5
Ram (GB):
Member exclusive
Storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive

Our highest scoring desktop PC doesn't break the bank, but is a nippy machine that is a great choice for the everday user.

Typical price £900.00
Which? score 80%
Reviewed Jun 2017
Best Buy
Ease of use:
3 out of 5
Performance:
5 out of 5
Features:
4 out of 5
Energy:
5 out of 5
Ram (GB):
Member exclusive
Storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive

With a dedicated, high end graphics card, this PC might be overkill for some, but for those looking to do a bit more than general office tasks, this model is well worth considering.

Typical price £360.00
Which? score 79%
Reviewed Jun 2017
Best Buy
Ease of use:
3 out of 5
Performance:
5 out of 5
Features:
4 out of 5
Energy:
5 out of 5
Ram (GB):
Member exclusive
Storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive

A diminutive frame should not give the impression that this desktop PC can't pull its weight. An i3 processor gives it the required speed to comfortably deal with most daily tasks.

Typical price £600.00
Which? score 78%
Reviewed Jun 2017
Best Buy
Ease of use:
2 out of 5
Performance:
5 out of 5
Features:
4 out of 5
Energy:
5 out of 5
Ram (GB):
Member exclusive
Storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive

There is plenty of power here, thanks to a current generation i5 processor and dedicated AMD Radeon graphics card, as well as a USB-C port. A good choice for demanding users.

Typical price £700.00
Which? score 77%
Reviewed Jun 2017
Best Buy
Ease of use:
3 out of 5
Performance:
5 out of 5
Features:
4 out of 5
Energy:
4 out of 5
Ram (GB):
Member exclusive
Storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive

One of the largest desktop PCs we've tested, this will not sit subtely on your desk, but the lastest generation i5 processor and 3TB hard drive could prove tempting.

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