Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best desktops under $1200 price range are all-in-ones and compact desktop models (Mac Mini) available with hefty hard drive, solid state drives running on the latest Windows and Mac operating systems.


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HP Envy 23
HP Spectre 23
Sony VAIO Tap 20
HP Envy Phoenix h9
HP Envy 23-d030 23-Inch Desktop (Black)
HP Spectre 23-E010 23.6-Inch Desktop (White)
Sony VAIO Tap All-in-One Touch Screen SVJ20217CXW 20-Inch Desktop (White)
HP Envy Phoenix h9-1350 Desktop (Black)
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Release Date
Nov 2012
Nov 2012
Oct 2012
Oct 2012
Chipset
Intel 3 i5-3330S
Intel H61 Express
Display
23in LED Display
23.6 in LED
20in LED IPS
Form Factor
All-in-one
All-in-one
All-in-one
Tower
HDD Size
1024.0 GB
1024.0 GB
1024.0 GB
2048.0 GB
Installed Memory
6 GB (DDR3-SDRAM)
6GB DDR3 SDRAM
8GB DDR3 SDRAM
12 Gb DDR3 SDRAM
Operating System
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Windows 8
Processor
Intel 3 i5-3330S
Intel 3 i5-3470T
Intel 3 i7-3517U
Intel Processor 3.4 GHz
Recommended Use
Business, Home Use
Business, Home Use
Business, Home Use
Business, Home Use
Average Rating
 3.8 stars
 3.6 stars
 3.4 stars
 3.1 stars