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The all-in-one PC form factor is a brilliant, if not obvious, evolution of the desktop computer. AIO systems offer the maximum amount of screen real estate while drastically minimizing the total footprint of the computer by packing all the components inside the monitor (or in the case of this particular AIO, the base of the stand). Even better, now that ten-finger touch input is de rigeur, these machines offer new methods of computer interaction that are alternately ideal for wide-eyed youngsters, old luddites, and seasoned power users. (Give a toddler a touchscreen and she’ll figure out how to pull up her favorite album, play a simple game, and scroll through photos in minutes. Give her... Read more...
Microsoft likes to point out that Windows 8 represents a re-imagining of the Windows platform, and going along with that theme, Redmond's OEM partners are stepping outside the bounds of what constitutes a typical PC. A good example of this is Lenovo's IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC, or the world's first interpersonal PC, as Lenovo describes it. Based on the same concept as a convertible notebook, the Horizon can lay flat on any surface, but it's far too large to call a tablet. The 27-inch display allows for two or more people to use the screen at the same time and is ideally suited for touchscreen game-play among several players, Lenovo says. "We've seen technology shifts across the four screens,... Read more...
CyberPowerPC is a boutique PC builder known for, among other things, its Zeus line of custom gaming rigs, and the company is lending the brand name to a new series of all-in-one desktops, as well. The Zeus Touch series is now available and includes the Zeus Touch 1000, 2000, and 3000. The AIOs were made with a “minimalist tablet-like design” in mind, and all of them feature a 21.5-inch (1920x1080), ten-point touch LED display and Windows 8. They run 3rd-generation Intel processors (any of the three models can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7-3770S), H77 Express motherboards, 24x DVD+/-R/RW optical drives, and Intel HD 2500 or 4000 graphics. Memory and storage configurations... Read more...
Lenovo is targeting home entertainment with the introduction of its new IdeaCentre Q190 desktop and new additions to the company's C-Series all-in-one family. The IdeaCentre Q190 desktop is touted as "the world’s smallest full-function desktop PC." It measures just 22 mm (0.86 inches) wide. Looking at the specs, you can tell the IdeaCentre Q190 is configured with entertainment in mind. The IdeaCentre Q190 features full HD graphics, up to 7.1 surround sound, and an optional Blu-ray drive. You can also purchase an optional compact wireless multimedia remote with built-in mini backlit keyboard and mouse with the IdeaCentre Q190. The IdeaCentre Q190 runs on Windows 8 Pro. New additions to Lenovo's... Read more...
MSI announced the new 27-inch AE2712 and AE2712G All-in-One PCs. Featuring a 27-inch HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, the new AE2712 and AE2712G AIOs support up to 10 multi-touch points and feature a frameless design. Thanks to its touch display, the new Wind Top AE2712 and AE2712G AIOs are ideal for use with Windows 8, which comes preloaded on the machines. The frameless design also works well with touch, enabling users to slide freely on the surface and corners without interference. As another benefit of the frameless design, dust doesn't get caught in the nooks and edges of the display.  The Wind Top AE2712 and AE2712G features 3rd Generation Intel Core processor options,... Read more...
Windows 8 is so touch-oriented that using it on computer without a touchscreen is – while possible – not nearly as much fun or efficient. PC makers have been scrambling to get touchscreen systems ready for the Windows 8 launch, so it’s no surprise that Acer’s new All-In-Ones have touch screens. Acer also announced touchscreen displays for people who are upgrading existing desktops to Windows 8. The Acer Aspire 5600U and 7600U all-in-one PCs include 23-inch and 27-inch touchscreens, respectively, and offer improved support for reclining (up to 80 degrees) to make them more comfortable for users who use the touch capabilities often. The screens have 1920 by 1080 resolutions.... Read more...
HP's starting off a week that will most certainly be remembered by those who fancy technology with a new range of all-in-one PCs. In fact, four new models are being revealed, including two new ones in the HP Envy line. The Envy 23 and Envy 20 TouchSmart AIO PCs are joined by the first AIO PC in the HP Spectre product family: the HP SpectreONE. There's also the HP Pavilion 20, which is aimed at "value-conscious" consumers. The Envy models boast 23" and 20" displays (respectively), the latest Intel CPUs, optional ExpressCache and SSDs, up to 3TB of storage, integrated Beats Audio, an HP TrueVision HD webcam, and a bunch of HP media-related software. The Envy 20 also offers HP Connected Remote,... Read more...
Ready or not, Windows 8 is just around the corner, and that means a new generation of touch friendly devices like all-in-one desktops, tablet PCs, and even a new generation of notebooks and Ultrabooks with touchscreen panels. In preparation for Windows 8's coming out party, Samsung today announced at IFA 2012 its new Series 7 and Series 5 AIO desktop lines. "Our new Series 7 and Series 5 All-In-One PCs are designed to meet a range of consumer needs across the home, all within highly stylized form factors that users will be proud to put on display," said Todd Bouman, vice president of product marketing at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. "The expansion of our AIO line speaks to the... Read more...
When it comes to all-in-one PCs, looks are as important as the tech. You can get by with a clunky system in your office, but AIOs are often in kitchens, living rooms, and other spots where visitors are going to see them. Maingear’s Solo series was pretty slick as AIOs go, but there’s no question that the redesign puts it on a new level aesthetically. Maingear announced the overhaul today and pointed to the Solo 21's clean looks, new tech, and upgradability as major draws. Where once the Solo had three feet, it now has a single, chrome stand that sports a cut-out of the Maingear logo. It supports VESA mounts, too, which is handy if you’re eyeballing it for the living room. The... Read more...
Now that Windows 8 is just around the corner and already in the hands of OEMs, let the race begin for companies to yell, "First!" Count MSI among them, which claims its Wind Top AE2281G and Wind Top AE2081 desktops are the first all-in-one (AIO) PCs on the planet to receive Windows 8 certification. What does that mean for consumers? "With the Approved-status in the Windows hardware certification report for the MSI AE2281G and AE2081, the user can be guaranteed to run the Windows 8 operating system smoothly on his All-in-One PC," MSI says. What it really boils down to is bragging rights, as you can expect a number of Windows 8-based PCs to be ready when the touch-friendly OS launches to the general... Read more...
HP announced four new all-in-one desktops including the HP Compaq Elite 8300, HP Compaq Pro 6300, HP ENVY 23, and HP Pavilion 23. The HP Compaq Elite 8300 all-in-one business PC is HP’s most powerful and multimedia-rich all-in-one. This all-in-one features a 23-inch diagonal HD display with an optional built-in 2-megapixel webcam and dual microphone array. The Compaq Elite 8300 runs on third- and second-generation Intel Core vPro processors and uses Intel HD Graphics or optional discrete graphics cards. The HP Compaq Elite 8300 Touch adds multitouch capabilities. The HP Compaq Pro 6300 targets business users and features third- and second-generation Intel Core processors with optional discrete... Read more...
MSI announced the new 21.5-inch Wind Top AE2281/AE2281G all-in-one PCs which feature Full HD panels and 3rd Generation of Intel Core processors. The Wind Top AE2281 uses onboard Intel HD Graphics 2500 while the AE2281G model beefs up performance a bit with a NVIDIA GeForce GT630M discrete graphics card and NVIDIA Optimus technology.  Other features of the Wind Top AE2281/AE2281G include 4GB of memory (up to 8GB supported), a 500GB hard drive, a HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, Tray-in DVD Super Multi drive, and 6 in 1 card reader. Taking the Next Step in the Evolution of the Audiovisual Entertainment Experience The All New MSI Wind Top AE2281/AE2281G All-in-One PC  (July, 2012 / Taipei) MSI... Read more...
Vizio, making computers? That's right, and pretty ones at that. The company best known for their skyrocketing success in the low-cost TV market has just formally unveiled two new all-in-one PCs and thin-and-light laptops. On the desktop side, there's a 24" and 27" AIO, with Ivy Bridge at the core, NVIDIA's Kepler GPU and 1080p HD displays. Windows 7 is onboard, but you can bet they'll be begging for Windows 8 come autumn. Furthermore, each AIO features 2.1 audio, dual HDMI inputs for connecting game consoles and optical media players, a premium wireless keyboard and touchpad, and a starting price of just $898. On the mobile side, the new Vizio Notebook has a 15.6" HD 1080p panel, with a similar... Read more...
Windows 8 is all the rage at Computex this year, just as Windows 7 was in years prior. With Microsoft major OS overhaul pinned for an autumn release, most of its partners are choosing now to showcase what's just around the corner. Asus is obviously in that group, and it's showing off a load of new gear in Taiwan. For starters, there's the 11.6" Tablet 810 and the 10.1" Tablet 600, also known as the Windows RT. Pushing the boundaries of what is possible the ASUS Transformer Book, ASUS Transformer AiO and ASUS TAICHI have been rolled out. Let's break it all down a bit, shall we? The TAICHI is a slim, sleek Ultraportable with  two screen options: an 11.6" version and a 13.3" version. Each one... Read more...
There's a transformation taking place in the PC market, and despite what the doomsayers might tell you, it has nothing to do with tablets, smartphones, tweener devices like the Galaxy Note, or increasingly media-centric game consoles. No, the transformation we're observing is one where people are trading in their towers and monitors for space-saving all-in-one (AIO) desktops. The AIO form factor isn't new by any means, but for a number of reasons, it's finally starting to gain momentum. And as they become more popular, companies like Dell have begun paying more attention to ways they can improve upon the design. To wit, Dell's new XPS One 27, reviewed here, introduces a spacious and vibrant 27-inch... Read more...
There's a transformation taking place in the PC market, and despite what the doomsayers might tell you, it has nothing to do with tablets, smartphones, tweener devices like the Galaxy Note, or increasingly media-centric game consoles. No, the transformation we're observing is one where people are trading in their towers and monitors for space-saving all-in-one (AIO) desktops. The AIO form factor isn't new by any means, but for a number of reasons, it's finally starting to gain momentum. And as they become more popular, companies like Dell have begun paying more attention to ways they can improve upon the design. To wit, Dell's new XPS One 27, reviewed here, introduces a spacious and vibrant 27-inch... Read more...
Dell added a new XPS One all-in-one as well as two new Inspiron One all-in-one computers to its lineup. The new XPS One 27 is Dell's largest all-in-one to date with its 27-inch, 2560x1440 resolution display. According to Dell, the XPS One 27 has one of the most vibrant displays Dell has offered. Key specifications for the XPS One 27 include 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processor options, Intel HD 4000 graphics with optional NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, up to 16GB DD3 memory, up to 2TB HDD or a standard hard drive and an SSD, and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium. On the multimedia side, the XPS One 27 features a slot loading DVD drive with optional Blu-ray disc combo drive, Waves MaxxAudio 4... Read more...
If you dig the all-in-one form factor, the Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 is about as compelling as it gets. After showing off the A720 at CES, Lenovo now has the AIO available for purchase, reports The Verge. The A720 boasts a large 27-inch screen with 10-point multitouch support, and the display itself can be adjusted from -5 to 90 degrees. The highest-end version of the computer will have an Intel Core i7-3610QM processor, a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT620 graphics card, 8GB of DDR3-1600MHz memory, and a 1TB hard drive with a 64GB SSD. Buyers will also get a wireless keyboard and mouse, mini optical wheel mouse, Blu-ray combo ODD, built-in WiFi, an HD 720p webcam, 6-in-1 card reader, and IR remote, and HDMI... Read more...
Smaller form factor 2.5-inch hard drives are finally getting their due in the desktop segment, and it's thanks to the rising popularity (and affordability) of all-in-one (AIO) systems. According to market research firm IHS iSuppli, worldwide shipments of 2.5-inch HDDs to all AIOs are forecast to reach about 1 million units in 2013, which doesn't sound like very much until you consider that shipments are expected to be "virtually zero" this year. "With a maximum capacity of 1 terabyte, 2.5-inch HDDs are proving very attractive to PC makers for use in their next-generation all-in-one designs," said Fang Zhang, analyst for storage systems at IHS. "Multiple all-in-one PCs have the potential to adopt... Read more...
Maingear specializes in high-performance desktops from a boutique perspective, and as you'll see in an upcoming review of a SHIFT Super Stock X79 system we have on tap, these guys know how to build some wicked fast systems. They also know how to spot a popular market trend and roll with it, as the company is doing with its freshly unveiled Solo 21 All-in-One (AIO) system. "With more consumers looking for a full-size desktop computer without the hassle of wires and other connections, the Maingear Solo 21 All-in-One provides the freedom of space while still offering the latest technology," Maingear explains. "Following their trend of fully customizable products, the Maingear Solo 21 is the first... Read more...
Don't you just hate it when you're trying to update your Facebook status on your all-in-one (AIO) PC when suddenly it burst into flames? You've never had that happen, you say? And you don't know anyone else who has experienced that either? Fair enough, though Lenovo isn't taking any chances and has decided to voluntarily recall 160,000 ThinkCentre M70z and M90z AIO desktop PCs sold between May 2010 and January 2012. "Lenovo has determined that due to a failure of the power supply in the affected all-in-one PCs, the system can overheat posing a fire hazard. Lenovo has received two customer reports worldwide of fire that resulted in damage to the PC," Lenovo said. Faulty power supplies that shipped... Read more...
“All-in-one” and “workstation” are generally not terms one would use in the same sentence (unless that sentence was “I wish I could get an all-in-one that’s as powerful as a real workstation computer”), but HP is trying to change that with the release of a 27-inch AIO with impressive specs. The HP Z1 Workstation has plenty of configuration options and supports quad-core Intel Xeon processors; NVIDIA Quadro graphics; up to 32GB of total system memory (DDR3-1600MHz); up to 2TB (7200RPM) HDD, 600GB (10,000RPM) HDD, or 300GB SSD; DVD+/-RW or Blu-ray writer slot-loading ODD; and four expansion slots (one PCI-E x16, three PCI-E x16 miniPCI-E). It also has a... Read more...
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