Best computers

  • Apple iMac 27-inch (late 2012)

    Apple iMac 27-inch (late 2012)

    CNET Rating8.5

    Apple sticks to the fundamentals with the new iMac, relying on design, strong features and overall polish to maintain its leadership among high-end all-in-ones. 3

  • Cooler Master HAF XM

    Cooler Master HAF XM

    CNET Rating8.5

    We like the HAF XM; at AU$149, it gives you huge bang for buck, is well constructed and supports a variety of builds. Recommended.

  • Western Digital Red Drive

    Western Digital Red Drive

    CNET Rating9.0

    If you need to stack your NAS, the Red drive makes a good choice — good speeds, quiet operation and some intelligent technology make it the go-to drive. 2

  • Patriot Supersonic Magnum (64GB)

    Patriot Supersonic Magnum (64GB)

    CNET Rating9.0

    All flash drives are not created equal, something proven by the Magnum. If you want capacity and performance in a USB stick, this one's a very good choice indeed.

  • Apple MacBook Air 11 (mid-2012)

    Apple MacBook Air 11 (mid-2012)

    CNET Rating8.5

    The MacBook Air 11 continues to be a wonderfully portable laptop, suiting travel or those who are constantly on the move. While an IPS screen would be nice and the default storage sizes need to be raised, this is a lovely piece of engineering that has well and truly carved its niche.

  • Samsung Series 9 (13-inch, 2012)

    Samsung Series 9 (13-inch, 2012)

    CNET Rating8.5
    User Rating3.2

    There are some small concerns, but the new Samsung Series 9 is an absolute pleasure to use. 9

  • Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset

    Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset

    CNET Rating9.0
    User Rating7.0

    The Astro A50 headphones aren't cheap, but they do give some of the best sound we've heard, and in a nicely designed and very comfortable package. 4

  • Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display

    Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display

    CNET Rating9.5

    It's not cheap, and it'll take some time for the software world to catch up, but great battery life, good sound, impeccable build and a screen that'll blow you away means that the MacBook Pro with Retina Display has set a new standard for the rest to follow. 11

  • Cooler Master Cosmos II

    Cooler Master Cosmos II

    CNET Rating8.5

    The Cosmos II is big and beautiful. You'll need to put aside AU$369 and a lot of floor space — but, if you can afford both, you'll never regret it.

  • Scorptec Mantis (Intel)

    Scorptec Mantis (Intel)

    CNET Rating9.0

    Given the beautiful build quality, reams of storage and excellent performance, the Scorptec Mantis Intel is our recommended HTPC for those who demand the very best. 1

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