PC's Over $500 - Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 – 2016: Top 10 Best PC’s Over $500

November 8, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

PC’s are available at just about price range, and since we’ve covered everything under the sun that comes in under $500, this gift guide will focus on PC’s you can grab at over $500 for those who want something more powerful and equipped with better specifications. Whether it’s for work, for games, or for a mix of stuff, here’s our list for the top 10 best PC’s over $500.

HP Envy 23-Inch All-In-OneHP Envy all-in-one

HP is a name that is known quite well within the PC world, and with good reason as they have been around for quite some time. The all-in-one Envy model comes with a 23-inch screen integrated with an Intel Core i5 CPU clocked at 2.9GHz with 8GB of DDR3L SDRAM, a 1024GB hard drive, and it’s running Windows 8.1 out of the box. The unit also comes with built-in speakers powered by Beats audio so you know your sound experience will be quite good.

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Acer Aspire AZ3-710 All-In-OneAcer Aspire AZ3 All-in-one

Acer has come around recently in the last few years with some of the better PC’s for any use, and the Aspire AZ3-710 all-in-one model is no exception. The Intel Core i7 CPU clocked at 2.2GHz comes with along with 16GB of DDR3L SDRAM and a 1TB hard drive and an Intel HD Graphics chip, and it’s all integrated into a 23.8-inch HD touch display with Windows 8.1 onboard. It also comes packaged with a wireless keyboard and mouse so you’ll be ready to use it right out of the box after setup.

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Dell Inspiron 3847 DesktopDell Inspiron 3847

If you don’t care for all-in-ones because you’d rather pick your monitor and audio setup, you can always count on Dell for a good well-rounded desktop. The Inspiron 3847 comes equipped with an Intel Core i5 4460 CPU clocked at 3.2GHz, 12GB of DDR3 RAM, a massive 2TB hard drive, and Windows 8.1 for the OS. It also comes with a wired keyboard and mouse so unless you want something specific all you’ll need is the monitor.

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CybertronPC ViperX7 DesktopCybertronPC Viper X7

CybertronPC makes some beastly looking computers, but they’re also packed with some good hardware at a decent cost. Inside this particular model known as the ViperX7 you’ll find an Intel Core i7 4790 CPU clocked at 4GHz, with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1TB/8GB hybrid solid state drive, with multiple expansion slots so you can add extra drives other than the existing DVDRW drive. In addition you’ll find that it comes with a mouse and keyboard, and it comes in either red, blue, or black.

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Lenovo H50 DesktopLenovo H50

Unlike the CybertronPC above, this desktop from Lenovo is more tame in terms of design. That isn’t to say it doesn’t come with decent hardware though. Inside it’s powered by an Intel Core i7 4790 CPU clocked at 3.6GHz with 8GB of DDR3 RAM. It has a 1TB hard drive and a 120GB solid state drive, comes running Windows 10, and has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 730 GPU for graphics.

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Dell XPS 8700 DesktopDell XPS 8700

Dell’s XPS line is their cream of the crop so to speak, so if you want something top of the line the XPS models are some to consider. This model is powered by an Intel Core i7 4770 CPU that can be turbo clocked up to 3.9GHz, with 32GB of DDR3 SDRAM. For graphics it has a superclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 GPU, and for storage it has 8TB of total space between the two 4TB hard drives. In addition it has a 512GB solid state drive as well. It also comes with a keyboard and laser mouse so the only thing you’ll need is a monitor.

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iBuyPower AM-FX06 DesktopiBuyPower Am-FX06

This might be a little more tailored towards gamers but all the same it’s a decent desktop for other tasks as well. It comes powered by an AMD FX-6300 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 GPU. It has 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and it supports WiFi 802.11ac thanks to the integrated wireless adapter. It also comes with a mouse and keyboard with dedicated gaming keys.

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ASUS M32AD DesktopASUS M32AD

ASUS makes great computers so it shouldn’t be a surprise to see one on this list. The M32AD model comes powered by an Intel Core i7 479 CPU clocked at 3.6GHz with 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and 3TB of hard drive space. Like the iBuyPower PC above the M32AD from ASUS also supports WiFi 802.11ac, and it comes running Windows 8.1. Aside from being powerful, the design is also quite sleek and minimal if you want something understated.

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MSI 25GE All-In-OneMSI 25GE

If you’re looking for something really powerful and space saving, you can’t go wrong with an all-in-one that is dedicated to gaming. Whether you need it for gaming or more intensive work tasks though is of no consequence, as the hardware will allow you to do either or. It comes powered by an Intel Core i7 4720 CPU clocked at 2.6GHz with 16GB of DDR3L SDRAM, a 2TB hard drive, Windows 8.1, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU for graphics integrated into a 23.6-inch display. The setup also comes complete with a keyboard and mouse.

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Lenovo C50 All-In-One DesktopLenovo C50

Rounding out this list is the C50 all-in-one from Lenovo. Everything comes integrated into a 23-inch touchscreen display with Windows 10 ready to go out of the box. Inside the machine you’ll find an Intel Core i3 5005U CPU clocked at 2GHz, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1TB hard drive, Intel HD Graphics, and a keyboard and mouse so everything is ready to go.

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