This is going to cost lenovo pretty penny, however its nice to see lenovo doing something about it.
Nice to see Levono acting before any further incidents happen; just goes to show they're a really respectable company.
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Designers may love the AIO design, but given the engineering constraints, not least with respect to heat dissipation, it's a disaster waiting to happen. Tower designs are far more reliable - and moreover, greatly facilitate updating components when that time comes....
To clarify, this recall has nothing to do with the all-in-one design; it's the external power adapter that's faulty.
Paul, I'm quite aware of that fact ; what I was saying - and I stand by it - was that the AOI design is also faulty, even if it was not the issue in this particular case....
I think calling the AIO design "faulty" is a bit of an extreme. I wholeheartedly agree it's not as ideal as a desktop tower in a number of ways, but we've also reviewed several AIO systems that have been well constructed, exhibited adequate airflow, and in some cases, offering bit of easy upgradability. HP's Touchsmart 520 comes to mind as an AIO that we have no reservation in recommending, and in fact earned our Editor's Choice award.
As Mark Twain noted, «It were not best that we should all think alike;
it is difference of opinion that makes horse-races.» I remember, in fact, being impressed by the results shown in comprehensive review of the HP machine that you published back in January, but I also noticed the absence of any temperature measurements. Leaving aside the question of AOIs in general, HP products, both laptops and desktops, enjoy (?) a certain reputation for overheating (I myself have found it necessary to either replace or reball HP motherboards for this reason), so perhaps I'm extra sensitive when it comes to designs in which ventilation concerns can be suspected to have taken second place to aesthetic considerations....
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