PC Advisor reviews the best five desktop PCs available now for around £1,000. UPDATED 11 November 2011.
- Reviewed on: 8 August 12
- RRP: £500 inc VAT
The Lenovo G570 M51BPUK has a nice keyboard, an appreciated Blu-ray drive and generous RAM and hard drive allocations. However, this version of the Lenovo G570 doesn’t quite enough 3D oomph to win an award.
Read our Lenovo G570 M51BPUK review.
- Reviewed on: 7 August 12
- RRP: £562
The Hewlett Packard ProBook 4530s LH311EA could double up as an office and home laptop, and the fingerprint sensor is a nice extra for the security-conscious user.
Read our HP ProBook 4530s review.
- Reviewed on: 10 September 12
- RRP: £899 inc VAT
If you're happy to live without the Pro version of Windows, the fingerprint reader and a backlit keyboard, you can get a laptop with very similar specifications for around £300 less. It's unlikely to be as light or last as long away from the mains, though, so the S series should still make your shortlist if you need a fully featured ultraportable and aren't too worried that it's not the fastest around.
Read our Sony Vaio S Series SVS1311N9E review.
- Reviewed on: 23 July 12
- RRP: £799 inc VAT
The Lenovo Z580 is a stylish and reasonably well-built laptop. If you don’t want to play games or other graphically demanding duties there's less reason to spend £200 over the comparable Dell Inspiron 15R, although you do get stronger construction and Blu-ray playback.
Read our Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 review.
- Reviewed on: 13 November 12
- RRP: £599 inc VAT
The HP Envy 6-1006ea Sleekbook scores the same as its Ultrabook counterpart. It's £100 cheaper but this comes with a sacrifice in raw performance. This laptop will suffice for basic tasks like web browsing but not much more.
Read our HP Envy 6-1006ea Sleekbook review.