Computer Ratings

CR’s labs test desktop computers on dozens of measures to help members compare performance, battery life, display quality, and more. Our reviews simplify new technology to help you choose the best desktop for your needs.

View our ratings and reviews and browse our buying guide to find the best computers.

Desktop Computers (58)

Desktop computers typically offer more performance for the money than laptops and are less expensive to repair. They may allow for a more ergonomically correct work environment, let you work on a larger screen, and generally come with better speakers.

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A desktop computer can be a smart and ergonomic pick if you’re setting up a home office and aren’t worried as much about mobility. Staring into a monitor puts less strain on your neck than staring down into a laptop. You also generally get more power per dollar spent with a desktop than you do with a laptop.