Best Desktop Computers of 2024

More screen real estate can make you more productive as well. “When I want to sit and do my bills, I use my desktop,” says Richard Fisco, who oversees electronics testing at Consumer Reports. “I don’t have to—I have a laptop sitting at my kitchen table—but my wife and I will go through a big spreadsheet together and do our banking on our desktop.”

Because of their value and customizability, desktop PCs are often the computers of choice for gamers, photo and video editors, and spreadsheet crunchers alike.

At Consumer Reports, we group desktop computers into three categories: full-sized, compact, and all-in-one.

Below you’ll find some of the best desktop computers in our ratings, available to CR members, listed by Overall Score.

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