On this issue, PC Advisor readers and editors are in total agreement: Chillblast has had a great 12 months of making quality PCs. No PC maker has received more Best Buy and Recommended awards than Chillblast over the past year and, as a consequence, no PC maker has generated more support from readers. It is particularly impressive that an independent PC vendor such as Chillblast has managed to hold off opposition from some of the biggest names in computing, including Apple, Dell and HP.

Best Desktop PC Brand 2012: The runners-up


About the PC Advisor Awards 2012

Our annual roll call of honour considers every piece of hardware and software that has passed through our Test Centre over the past year. We look for innovation and excellence, outstanding performance and value for money.

Only excellent products make the PC Advisor Awards shortlist, and we congratulate all the manufacturers represented on the list. If a product still looks great from the view point of up to a year after its first review, the chances are that it is great.

That does, however, mean that our PC Advisor Awards coverage is not necessarily a buyer’s guide – for that you should visit our Test Centre and Reviews. Some of the products may no longer be available, and in some categories they may have been superseded.

Whittling down the shortlist to pick out individual winners isn’t easy. In all cases arguments could be (and were) made for products other than the eventual winners. But winners there must be.

See techadvisor.co.uk/awards for details on our other award winners