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We've all heard the phrase "Go big or go home," but how about "Go wide or go home?" The latter is the message Lenovo is sending with its B750 All-in-One Desktop PC, which offers a spacious and brilliant 29-inch super-widescreen In-Plane Switching (IPS) display to play with. It has a Full HD 2560x1080 resolution, which works out to a 21:9 aspect ratio with copious horizontal screen estate to maneuver your documents and windows. It's also adept at watching movies, as the aspect ratio is very close to the true value of 64:27, allowing for little or no discernible black bars. Oddly enough, Lenovo opted against touch support, an increasingly rare decision in the Windows 8/8.1 era. Touch enthusiasts... Read more...
Unless you applied for an extension, the deadline to settle up with Uncle Sam and file your taxes was yesterday. Assuming you did that, you now know how much of a refund you're owed, and Lenovo would like nothing more than for you to spend it on a new PC. If you owe taxes instead but are still in need of a new system, Lenovo rolled out some low cost laptops you should know about. We'll start with the FLEX 2. Available in 14-inch and 15.6-inch form factors, these dual-mode systems give users 300 degrees of flexibility so that they can be used as a standard laptop or oriented in Stand mode for viewing movies. The FLEX 2 comes with AMD and Intel processor options, up to 1TB of HDD or hybrid SSDH... Read more...
HP has updated last year’s HP Z1 all-in-one workstation, which we reviewed several months ago, with a newer version that offers Windows 8 (in touch and non-touch flavors) and comes equipped with Intel Thunderbolt 2 ports. Other features include Intel Core or Xeon processors, integrated Intel HD Graphics or NVIDIA Mobile Quadro GPUs, up to 32GB of DDR3-1866MHz RAM, RAID storage options, and dual front-facing speakers with DTS Studio Sound Audio. HP says that you can upgrade most of the parts, and the chassis is designed to make it easy for the average joe to swap out components with no tools. The HP Z1 G2 is coming in late January and starts at $1,999.... Read more...
It's hard to believe there's a full fledged system packed inside Apple's slim and sexy iMac chassis. It was roughly a year ago when Apple revamped its all-in-one line, tasking the company's engineers to flatten the design as much as possible without sacrificing performance. What emerged was a sleek display measuring just 5mm at its edge with up to 40 percent less volume than the previous generation. It was such a radical design change that Apple had to abandon traditional welding methods in favor of a process called friction-stir welding, which combines friction-generated heat and pressure to force molecules from two separate aluminum surfaces to mingle with one another. Apple's late 2013 edition... Read more...
It's hard to believe there's a full fledged system packed inside Apple's slim and sexy iMac chassis. It was roughly a year ago when Apple revamped its all-in-one line, tasking the company's engineers to flatten the design as much as possible without sacrificing performance. What emerged was a sleek display measuring just 5mm at its edge with up to 40 percent less volume than the previous generation. It was such a radical design change that Apple had to abandon traditional welding methods in favor of a process called friction-stir welding, which combines friction-generated heat and pressure to force molecules from two separate aluminum surfaces to mingle with one another. It's a process commonly... Read more...
It's a new era in computing, and we say that because few would have imagined a few years ago that there would be so many all-in-one (AIO) systems aimed at gamers. For one, the form factor was, for a long time, cost prohibitive, and secondly, it doesn't exactly lend itself to the advanced cooling needs of high-end systems or upgrade desires of gamers. Nevertheless, we're starting to see more and more AIOs aimed at gamers, including MSI's AG2712A. The AG2712A is a 27-inch AIO (1920x1080) with an Intel Core i7 3630QM quad-core processor and AMD Radeon HD 8970M discrete graphics card. It also features support for up to 16GB of RAM, a pair of 128GB solid state drives configured in RAID, 2TB hard drive,... Read more...
Unless you're a gamer or a content-creation professional that requires a lot of computing horsepower, the latest crop of All In One PCs probably seem very attractive. AIOs tend to be quite the lookers, with sleek lines, large and crisp displays, touch capabilities--and of course, a small footprint. We're starting to see AIOs with better and better specifications too, and although they won't be your choice of machine for pwning n00bs just yet, products like the Dell XPS 27 Touch offer very solid specifications in addition to a premium user experience and lots of ports for connecting peripherals, media cards, and more. The Dell XPS 27 Touch is one of the first generational updates to an all-in-one... Read more...
Unless you’re a gamer or a content-creation professional that requires a lot of computing horsepower, the latest crop of All In One PCs probably seem very attractive. AIOs tend to be quite the lookers, with sleek lines, large and crisp displays, touch capabilities--and of course, a small footprint. We’re starting to see AIOs with better and better specifications too, and although they won’t be your choice of machine for pwning n00bs just yet, products like the Dell XPS 27 Touch offer very solid specifications in addition to a premium user experience and lots of ports for connecting peripherals, media cards, and more.  The Dell XPS 27 Touch is one of the first... Read more...
Intel and Lenovo are co-sponsoring an app contest called the Intel App Innovation Content (AIC) 2013 in an attempt to foster development for Windows 8 tablet and all-in-one platforms. The contest is open to developers in 20 countries, although submissions will only be accepted via certain developer communities, which consist of: Code Project (U.S.), Habrahabr (Russia), ThinkDigit (India), and CSDN (PRC). Intel is looking for tablet apps in the areas of education, finance, healthcare, and retail, and all-in-one apps in the areas of entertainment and education. 200 finalists will get a Lenovo AIO development system (an Ideacentre Horizon), and 300 finalists will receive a Lenovo tablet (Thinkpad... Read more...
If you’re feeling nostalgic (or just want to save a buck), you can still buy a Gateway computer; Acer snapped up the brand a few years back and is still producing PCs under the label. The latest round of Gateways is nigh, and the lineup features both notebooks and desktops, including an AIO. There are two Gateway NE notebooks in the family--a 15.6-inch model and a 17.3-incher. Buyers can configure them accordingly, but the lowest-end model starts at $379.99. A 15.6-inch NE52204u with a quad-core AMD A4-5000 APU, 8GB of DDR3L memory, and a 500GB hard drive (5400 RPM) costs $399.99, while a 17.3-inch NE72206u packing a quad-core AMD A6-5000 APU, 8GB of memory, and a 5400 RPM HDD is $499.99.... Read more...
With just a handful of exceptions, all-in-one (AIO) systems aren't exactly known for being easy to service and/or upgrade. We've seen a few AIOs that buck the unfortunate anti-DIY trend, and it appears Acer's new Veriton Z Series 20-inch class AIOs will fall into the user-friendly category as well. Acer's new AIOs feature a screw-less chassis design and modular components for easy maintenance and upgrades, the OEM says. There are two models, both offering consumers a choice of either Windows 8 Pro or Windows 7 Professional. The Acer Veriton Z2640G-UC1007X sports an Intel Celeron 1007U processor (1.5GHz, dual-core, 2MB cache) and 2GB of DDR3 memory (expandable to 16GB), while the Veriton Z2640G-UP2117X... Read more...
We're starting to see mobile all-in-one (AIO) systems emerge in the marketplace, and in case you missed it, check out evaluation of Dell's XPS 18. Dell isn't the only system builder getting in on the action, however, as HP's Envy Rove 20 is headed to retail this Sunday with a bigger screen than the XPS 18 and Intel's Haswell platform inside starting at $980. Mobile AIOs are full-fledged systems with detachable displays that function a large-size tablet. The idea isn't to tote around a 20-inch display around town, but for tabletop computing or catching up with your Facebook feed from bed, to list a couple of real-world uses. HP's Envy Rove 20 features a 20-inch IPS HD+ display with 10-point touch... Read more...
Dell has chosen to combine two trending computing design styles into a single system and call it the XPS 18 Portable All-In-One Desktop. It has all the power of a an entry level desktop and some of the portability of a tablet, though let's be clear that Dell isn't pitching you'll want to tote this across town on a train or in other ways that you might use an iPad or Nexus 7. It's portable in the sense that you can snatch up the 18.4-inch Full HD display and lug it from your home office to the living room, plop it on the table, and switch gears from Google Docs to gaming with the kids. Or take it bed for some late night surfing before drifting off to sleep. You can dock the display on your desk... Read more...
We've hit a turning point in technology, one in which the old ways are, well, old and outdated. Traditional desktops still exist, sure, but bulky towers are fading right before our eyes just like that scene in Back to the Future where the people in Marty's photograph slowly disappear. In place of medium and large-size rectangular boxes are space-saving form factors like Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) and, to a lesser extreme, sleek looking all-in-one (AIO) designs that are winning favor among consumers. At the same time this is happening, increasingly powerful mobile devices are flooding the market, forcing OEM PC makers to respond. There are some who believe tablets are little more than... Read more...
In case you haven't noticed, the line is becoming increasingly blurred between varying types of PCs that used to have a single purpose. Not anymore. Following the introduction of Windows 8, we've seen several hybrid convertibles, including some funky designs, and that flexible approach to computing is being extended wherever OEMs feel there's a market. For HP, that means releasing an all-in-one (AIO) desktop that is anything but stationary. HP's new ENVY Rove 20 is being billed as a mobile AIO -- the company's first, in fact -- that's no longer tied to the desk. It goes from being upright to completely horizontal for a tabletop entertainment experience, HP explains. So, when dad or mom finish... Read more...
Believe it or not, MSI's AE1941 all-in-one (AIO) PC has less fans than Vanilla Ice at a bluegrass festival to benefit modern musicians and singers. That's to say it's entirely fanless, a design that MSI claims is an industry first in the AIO category, and we'd be weary of that decision if not for the inclusion of an Intel Celeron 874 processor, an Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) chip that shouldn't produce a ton of heat. It also has 4GB of DDR3-1333 memory, which is as much as the single DIMM slot can handle; 320GB hard drive; Intel HD Graphics; 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi; DVD burner; 3-in-1 memory card reader; a pair of 3W speakers; I/O connectivity that consists of a mic-in port, earphone-out port, RJ45, and... Read more...
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...
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...
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