Gaming desktops built for the living room are a tempting prospect, but almost always come with caveats. Some are powerful but not upgradable, while others are incredibly sleek but can’t compete with the guts of a big tower. That’s where the Origin Chronos comes in.
The console-shaped Chronos ($2,931 as reviewed, $1,200 starting) ticks every box you’d want from a gaming desktop — it’s powerful, it’s sleek and, unlike many of its competitors, it’s easy to open up once you’re ready to upgrade parts. Factor in some smart ergonomic features and a wealth of customization options, and the Chronos is one of the best machines you can buy for enjoying high-end PC gaming from the comfort of your couch.