The Dell Inspiron 27 7000 is a great looking update to the previous 2017 model. It's still a reasonable price for a student on a budget.
It's something of a miracle that Apple can continue to cram newer (and hotter) components into the tiny space behind the iMac's screen, but we're already ready for a bigger redesign.
The 2017 Nvidia Shield is better than ever, and the addition of Amazon finally makes it a viable high-end alternative to Roku.
The Apple Mac Mini 2018 continues to serve as a satisfying, gets-the-job-done desktop system that delivers surprising value when you want something designed to be seen and not heard.
The already impressive 27-inch 5K iMac gets some welcome spec upgrades for 2017, but rival Windows machines have closed the gap.
The Studio Hybrid is definitely worthy of consideration, particularly if you're looking for a tiny Media Center PC. It's more expensive than nettops like the Eee Box or Eee Top, and it's difficult to upgrade yourself, but the fact you can customise it to your specific needs makes it a worthwhile proposition
Start with an iPhone-sized base system and add extras from there.
The 84-inch 4K touchscreen display boasts a full set of productivity-geared features.
Boutique PC house AVADirect is on a rebranding mission spearheaded by the Avalanche, an impressively souped up, completely water-cooled gaming PC.
The Packard Bell oneTwo may not offer the best touchscreen experience, but its built-in Freeview TV tuner and ability to link games consoles via the HDMI-in port makes it a good choice for a student flat or as a second family computer.
The Asus Tytan CG8890 packs in some of the most powerful components a non-military professional has access to. It can tackle the glossiest games with the sort of cool ease most desktops can only dream of but it does demand £4,000 in return. If you custom built a similar rig elsewhere, you could save yourself a bundle.
The Artisan looks and feels like it belongs in the living room. Performance is similar to all Media Center PCs once you've got them up and running, but the joy of the Artisan is the relative simplicity of its setup. We're never sure what to expect when we sacrifice our living room to a Media Center machine, but this one left us pleasantly surprised
While others have tried and failed, the iMac is still king of the hill when it comes to all-in-ones. All that's left to ask for is faster external storage and better SSDs, but for now it still comes highly recommended.
There are many ways to put PC games on a living room TV, and the Alienware Steam Machine is one of the most ambitious. Like all new console launches, there are rocky patches, but the biggest hurdle may be proving why Steam OS is a better choice than Windows.
The Endless Mini aims to be an affordable entry level desktop for the developing world, but its most original idea is to preload a ton of educational content so that it works even when there's no internet connection available.
Dell adds a new entry-level all-in-one to its line up with the Pentium-powered Inspiron 20 3000.
Acer's Predator rollouts include a funky new flagship gaming desktop, 3D sound and a mouse that may save you some ammo.
Running an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, the little 7-pound desktop is now available in a special Arctic edition.