The top desktop PCs for 2014 are a mix of low-end and high-end models, such as the Apple iMac with Retina 5K display and the Acer Aspire ATC-605-UB11. The Asus Chromebox M004U, Dell Optiplex 9020 Micro and Dell Precision Tower 5810 were among the top ten desktop computers in 2014. The Digital Storm Eclipse, HPZ840 Workstation, Lenovo B50, Lenovo Erazer X315 and Velocity Micro Edge Z55 round out the top 10, states PC Magazine.
The iMac was chosen as a top desktop computer because of its appeal to the mainstream Mac user. It offers a blend of multimedia, business and digital features while the Acer Aspire and the Asus Chromebox were selected for their extreme value and affordability.
The Dell Optiplex and Dell Precision were ranked in the top 10 for their appeal to small business applications. The Digital Storm Eclipse was added to the list for its appeal among gamers. The Lenovo Erazer and Velocity Micro Edge also scored top marks for their capacity to impress gamers.
The HP Z840 Workstation and Lenova B50 were ranked high for workstation use and all-in-one computer needs. These are excellent computers for students and others who have a need for completing simple tasks that require minimal RAM and basic computing capabilities. These computers leave room for expansion when needs change, notes PC Magazine.