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The latest Mid-range PC reviews at PC Advisor. Mid-range PC user reviews, ratings, buying advice and price comparison

  • AJP GE1

    Aimed squarely at Apple's Mac mini, this tiny Windows Media PC pushes all conceptions of living-room computers out of the window. We looked at a prototype model,…

    £619 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Sony Vaio VGX-XL100

    Style is at the heart of just about everything that Sony makes. Given the firm's aesthetic track record, the XL100 was a bit disappointing. It looks bland, and it has…

    £999 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Philips Showline Media Center MCP9350i

    Philips' MCP9350i has plenty to offer, especially in terms of connectivity – it not only gives users just about every option for hooking up to a TV or monitor, but…

    £999 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Hi-Grade mDMS P60 & Advent DHE X22

    For many a year, the tiny PC has been a holy grail for consumers. Build it in a small case and the customers will come, goes the wisdom.

    £1,057 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Advent DHE X22 & Hi-Grade mDMS P60

    For many a year, the tiny PC has been a holy grail for consumers. Build it in a small case and the customers will come, goes the wisdom.

    £1,057 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Acer Aspire iDea 500

    It's safe to say that early experiments in media centre PCs weren't entirely successful. Large, hideous, beige machines with loud fans… But Acer has come to the rescue.

    £899 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Hi-Grade DMS II 3200

    The Media Center PC revolution continues to gather pace, as more and more manufacturers look to encourage consumers to welcome the PC into their living rooms.

    £700 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Evesham Solar 8800 GTX

    A heady brew of every component and feature that's been catching the eye in recent months, the Solar 8800 GTX isn't for the faint of heart – or the light of pocket.

    £2,699 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • HP TouchSmart IQ770 PC

    Most of us wish PCs were that bit more intuitive. It's for that reason that machines such as the HP TouchSmart IQ770 could be the future.

    £1,199 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Dell XPS 710 H2C Computer

    It's very expensive, and the lack of Windows Vista as standard is bizarre, but it has just about everything you could possibly want in a PC.

    £3,293 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Gateway GM5074b £500 family PC

    The Gateway GM5074b is a typical example of what you can expect should you go with a Gateway PC.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Evesham e-box HD media centre PC

    Evesham's original e-box, along with the Acer Aspire iDea, was one of the media-centre PC market's bigger hits.

    £699 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Sony VAIO VGX-XL3 Digital Living System

    Sony says its VAIO VGX-XL3 Digital Living System media-centre PC gives you "TV on your terms". But your terms may differ substantially from what this Windows…

    £1,938 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Eclipse DMS Media Live A56VSTA

    The Eclipse DMS Media Live A56VSTA is a complete media-centre PC system built by Eclipse Computers around the MSI Media Live case.

    £580 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Exclusive: Commodore Gaming GX PC review

    Commodore returns with the Gaming GX Desktop Computer. But it will take more than a gimmicky desktop computer case to win over power PC users.

    £1,599 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Asus Nova P22 media centre PC review

    The petite and attractive Asus Nova P22 is about the size of a hardback novel, but the Asus P22 lacks many features we associate with true media centre PCs, and has…

    £464 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Apple iMac 24in 2.8GHz review

    Apple has updated its iMac line, keeping the metal-framed design from last year but upgrading internals such as processors and hard drives.

    £1,149 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • HP TouchSmart IQ506 review

    HP's TouchSmart IQ506 Desktop PC costs $1,500 in the US, and is expected to retail at around £1,099 inc VAT in the UK from August or September.

    £1,099 inc VAT

  • Mesh Stylus 9800GTX review

    This compact computer with Blu-ray has performance to spare but it may not be a first choice as a Media Centre PC

    £799 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Apple Mac mini (Early 2009) review

    Mac mini - the starter Apple Macintosh - is now more attractive than ever (REVISED 31 MARCH 2009)

    £500 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

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