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The best desktops under $1500 are those with high-end features and good authorized reviews. Along with Apple's iMac, high performance all-in-ones are available from HP, Dell, Sony, Acer and Asus. Most of these desktops have pre-installed Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro for gaming and office use.

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Apple iMac (2012)
Dell XPS One 27
HP Envy 23
HP Pavilion PHOENIX HPE h9-1182
ASUS ET2410IUTS-B018C
Apple iMac MD094LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop
Dell XPS One 27 XPSo27-6476BK 27-Inch Touch All-in-One Desktop
HP ENVY 23-d060qd TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop PC
HP Pavilion PHOENIX HPE h9-1182 desktop
ASUS ET2410IUTS-B018C (886227009701) 23.6 in. PC Desktop
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Release Date
Oct 2012
Jun 2012
Nov 2012
Apr 2012
Aug 2011
Chipset
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
Intel Panther Point H77
Intel H61 Express
Intel H61 Express
Display
21.5in LED Backlit Widescreen TFT
27in Quad HD display
23in LED Display
23.6 in. LED
Form Factor
All-in-one
All-in-one
All-in-one
Desktop, Tower
All-in-one
HDD Size
1024.0 GB
2048.0 GB
2048.0 GB
2048.0 GB
0.6 GB
Installed Memory
8GB 1600Hz DDR3 RAM
8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
6 GB (DDR3-SDRAM)
Operating System
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (64-bit)
Windows 8
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Windows 7 Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor
2.9GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core
Intel 3rd Gen Core i7-3770s
Intel i7-3770S
Intel Core i7-3770
Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz
Recommended Use
Business, Home Use
Business, Home Use
Business, Home Use
Business, Home Use
Home Use
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.3 stars
 3.8 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.0 stars