The top five desktops of 2015, as stated by CNET, include the Apple Mac Pro, Dell XPS One 27 All in One, Lenovo IdeaCentre B750, Apple IMac and Dell XPS 18. The Asus Chromebox is also listed due to its affordability without losing too much quality.
Each of the year's best desktops are rated according to value in a category, not overall, so one does not reign supreme compared to the rest, notes PC Magazine. The Apple Mac Pro was rated best for media pros due to its pro level status and built for 4K video format. The Dell XPS One 27 All in One was rated best in all in one touch screen desktops due to its ability to cover lots of bases, including having a bigger screen and being more family friendly than computers like the Mac. The Lenovo IdeaCentre came in first in the best cinematic desktop for its blue ray friendly capabilities, extra wide display screen and its compatibility with most games. The Apple IMac came in first for best all in one mainstream desktop for its top of the line accessories and software. The Dell XPS 18 came in first place for top desktop/tablet hybrid. The tablet doubles as an all in one, and can be used as a monitor for a desktop.