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Dell's higher-end Inspiron One 2305 has everything we'd look for in a dedicated home entertainment PC. Although it's not the fastest computer out there, it's capable where it counts, and even plays some games. Forgive Dell's intrusive bundled system backup software and you'll walk away with a one of the better Windows-based all-in-ones available.
Powered by a top-shelf processor and graphics engine, the Dell XPS M170 is one of the fastest and slimmest gaming machines we've ever seen.
Dell's updated flagship gaming desktop incorporates the latest hardware from Intel, Nvidia, and AMD into a system that delivers some very impressive gaming scores. We'd give it a higher recommendation if it wasn't so expensive compared with systems from the competition.
The Dell Studio MT system is faster and better equipped than its competition, and at a better price. You can certainly get away with a cheaper everyday PC, but this one is a bargain among lower midrange desktops.
Is the Dell Streak the best Android tablet we've seen, or simply an oversize smartphone? Donald Bell sets the record straight in this CNET First Look.
Dell's XPS 17 3D is for those who want a powerful media and gaming 17-inch laptop, but in a more aesthetically upscale package than offered by Dell's Alienware brand. The stereoscopic 3D is gimmicky, but a certain breed of PC gamer will love it.
The Dell Studio XPS 435 successfully overcomes our bias against desktops that claim to be experts at everything through charming case design and a strong configuration at a relatively fair price. It misses greatness because of a handful of minor missteps, but if you need a do-it-all mainstream tower system, this Dell more or less covers all the bases.
Velocity Micro's Edge Z15 represents one of the best deals we've seen this year in midrange gaming PCs. It has all the power necessary to play current games (even 'Crysis') at smooth frame rates, and its clean, spacious interior gives you plenty of upgrade room. We recommend this system to any PC gamer looking for a sub-$2,000 desktop.
PC vendors have very few tricks remaining to differentiate their systems from the competition, which makes the built-in Bluetooth in the Dell Inspiron 530 unique. There's little else that makes this system stand out, but if you need Bluetooth in your budget desktop, we can recommend no other.
Falcon Northwest continues its tradition of building the fastest gaming PCs around. This one comes with Intel's quad-core chip clocked higher than we've ever seen before, and its resulting game performance sets new records. You might want to bolster some of the features on this system, but if it's 3D power you're after, Falcon delivers the strongest system we've seen so far.