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Top 5 best Desktop PCs for 2018

By Michael Passingham

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 desktop PCs for 2018

Typical price £900.00
Which? score 82%
Reviewed Apr 2018
Performance:
5 out of 5
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This PC is supremely powerful and excellent value for people who want a machine for video editing and a bit of gaming. It's overkill if you're only using it for office tasks, but if you want something speedy, this is a great choice.

Typical price £600.00
Which? score 76%
Reviewed Apr 2018
Performance:
5 out of 5
Processor:
Member exclusive
Ram (GB):
Member exclusive
Storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive
Graphics adapter:
Member exclusive

For the money, this PC is a brilliant piece of kit. Its powerful quad-core processor and dedicated graphics are at odds with its mid-range pricing. It's quite a large box, but it looks good and performs well so there's not a huge amount to complain about here.

Typical price £400.00
Which? score 70%
Reviewed Jun 2017
Performance:
4 out of 5
Processor:
Member exclusive
Ram (GB):
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Graphics adapter:
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If you want compact performance, look no further. This desktop manages excellent processor speed, ideal for photo editing and office work, without hogging your entire desk. A steal at this price.

Typical price £420.00
Which? score 69%
Reviewed Apr 2018
Performance:
4 out of 5
Processor:
Member exclusive
Ram (GB):
Member exclusive
Storage capacity (GB):
Member exclusive
Graphics adapter:
Member exclusive

We were really impressed with how well this PC performed given its budget pricing. It might not have the outright grunt of its rivals, but for office tasks, some light photo editing and web browsing, this compact machine is ideal.

Recommendations correct as of April 2018

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