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Last updated: 30 November 2017


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Looking for a big-screen computer that takes up less space than a traditional tower PC? An all-in-one desktop computer can suit the needs of the whole family.

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Our test covers Windows and Mac desktop computers.

Our expert testers give every computer a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • are the best performers
  • are easiest to set up and use
  • cost the least to run
  • have the best display screen.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find which computers have all the specs you need, such as touchscreen, Wi-Fi type and HDMI inputs and outputs.

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