Dell Studio XPS 435
Dell's strongest chassis design in years; highly capable jack-of-all-trade configuration; strong customer support options.
Not as fast or as affordable as some of its off-the-shelf competition; a few missing features; power hog.
The Dell Studio XPS 435 successfully overcomes our bias against desktops that claim to be experts at everything through charming case design and a strong configuration at a relatively fair price. It misses greatness because of a handful of minor missteps, but if you need a do-it-all mainstream tower system, this Dell more or less covers all the bases.
10-Aug-2009 10:18 AM PDT