Five Great PCs and Monitors for Moms, Dads and Grads

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Five great desktops for the five moms, dads and grads in your life!

Ahh, summer. Cookouts at the beach, warm evenings on the porch and oh no I forgot to get a present for Mother’s Day! Don’t worry – we’ve got your back with suggestions for some of the best tech money can buy. Whether you need a new desktop for mom to keep in touch with her relatives or a new computer for that graduate in your life to tote off to college, the team at has you covered. 

Inspiron Zino HD Review 20101. Dell Inspiron Zino HD
Dell’s little box that could has been humming along for a year now, offering Windows users a similar experience to the one that Mac Mini buyers have enjoyed. The new version is replete with attractive, customizable covers, a slim remote control and a full suite of media software.

Dell Inspiron Zino HD Review
Buy the Dell Inspiron Zino HD

2. Lenovo IdeaCentra A700
Lenovo’s IdeaCentre A700 is the star of Lenovo’s ‘A’ Series all-in-one lineup. Breathing down Apple’s neck, can Lenovo succeed where others have failed and take over the all-in-one market through sheer customizability? Combining multitouch, gyroscopic remote controls and built-in TV tuners…they just might.

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 Review
Buy the Lenovo IdeaCentre A700


3. HP TouchSmart 610
The TouchSmart line from HP has always held something of a special place here at DTR, and the TouchSmart 610 is no different. A 23-inch display with multitouch capabilities sits on top, promising a world of interactivity limited only by your imagination.

HP TouchSmart 610 Review
Buy the HP TouchSmart 6

4. Dell Inspiron 580s
Alienware rigs are nice, but they’re not where Round Rock’s Dell makes all of its money. The value-centric Inspiron desktop line has always been a consistently strong seller, offering consumers a basic desktop that handles the majority of what users need without breaking the bank. Although the Inspiron 580 came out last year, it’s such a strong seller that Dell shows no sign of discontinuing it.

Dell Inspiron 580s Review
Buy the Dell Inspiron 580s

5. Apple iMac
As with many of their sleekly designed products, Apple’s all-in-one iMac sets the gold standard in the industry by which all other all-in-one desktops are judged. Running the Cupertino company’s Mac OS X software, the iMac is a beautful, powerful all-in-one desktop with one of the best screens on the market today.

Apple iMac Updates
Buy the Apple iMac

Do you already have the desktop that’s just right for you?  Maybe you need a stylish new monitor to jazz things up. Today’s monitors offer better picture quality – at lower prices – than any point previously. An IPS display puts picture quality over everything else, while a high-speed 120Hz panel lets you experience movies and games in eye-popping 3D. Take a look at a few displays we think you might like.

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