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A Closer Look at All-in-One Computers

Updated on November 6, 2013

My Personal Computer

Even before I started doing online marketing, I consider my desktop computer as one of my most important tools. Partnered with Internet access, it has been a constant and valuable source of information from my graduate studies days up to the present. I've been able to write reports, make presentations, view and make videos, and many more with the help of my PC. However, I do feel that I will need a hardware upgrade pretty soon. You see my present PC is a tad bit outdated and still runs on an old Windows XP operating system.

Due to limited space, I've been on the lookout for All-in-One (AIO) computers. Just when I thought that this was a new technology, I was surprised to find out that the original Macintosh of the mid-1980s and the iMac of the late 1990s and 2000s are early examples of AIO PCs.

What are all-in-one computers?

They are desktop computers wherein the monitor is in the same case as the other internal components of the computer. They are more portable than desktop computers and can be unplugged and transported easily to a new location.

Older models of AIO PCs lacked the capacity for upgrade or hardware customization. However, manufacturers seemed to have addressed this issue.

In this hub, I will take a closer look at selected AIO PCs that I found on Amazon. Hopefully, it would also help me decide on a good replacement for my old computer.

HP TouchSmart 320-1030 Desktop Computer - Black

Product Features

  • AMD Lynx Dual Core A4-3400 Processor 2.7GHz
  • 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 20-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 6480
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  1. HP TouchSmart uses touchscreen technology so you can easily navigate your touchscreen.
  2. It has multicore processor which results to better performance and efficiency.
  3. You will be to transfer photos from your digital camera to your PC without using cables.
  4. There is built-in webcam for video chat.
  5. It has wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n that allows you to connect to other wireless accessories.
  6. You can listen to music in crisp, clear sound and deep bass.

On Amazon, this product received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 29 customer reviews.

Samsung Series 7 DP700A3B-A02US 23-Inch All-in-One Desktop (Silver/Black)

Product Features

  • Intel Core i5 2390T Processor 2.7GHz (3MB Cache)
  • 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 23-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  1. Samsung Series 7 has an easy setting where you can switch networks easily, customize sound and vision, and adjust power settings for longer battery life.
  2. It boasts of a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution. Plus, it also employs touchscreen technology.
  3. The full flat design allows you to bend the PC all the way down.
  4. It utilizes Easy Migration utility that enables you to transfer all your files from the old PC to your new Samsung.
  5. It includes a wireless keyboard and mouse.

On Amazon, this product received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from a total of 14 customer reviews.

Dell XPS XPSo27-2942BK 27-Inch All-in-One Desktop (Black)

Product Features

  • Intel 3rd Gen Core i5-3450S Processor 3.1GHz
  • 6 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1000GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
  • 27-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  1. This pc has a 27" Quad HD screen but does not employ touchscreen technology.
  2. It comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse.
  3. It has exceptional entertainment features with integrated Infinity Premium stereo speakers, perfect for viewing movies.
  4. It comes preloaded with Skype for video chatting, a McAfee Anti-Virus trial subscription and many more.

On Amazon, this product received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars from a total of 1 customer review.

Sony L Series VPCL234FX/W 24-Inch TouchScreen Desktop (White)

Product Features

  • Color: White
  • Intel Core i5 Processor 2.4GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 24-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  1. This L23 series is powered by Intel Core i5 dual-core processor that increases speed automatically.
  2. It also has a read-only Blu-ray disc drive for viewing movies in Full HD resolution.
  3. Three powerful Sony applications --Vegas, ACID, and Sound Forge -- are included with Sony's Imagination Studio Multimedia Edition.
  4. It also features speedy USB 3.0 ports that enable faster transfer of files from an external gadget to your PC.
  5. It includes a wireless mouse and keyboard.
  6. It has sensational sound with simulated 5-channel surround sound and an extended stereo effect.
  7. The L23 includes an integrated HD web camera that allows for great low-light performance.

On Amazon, this product received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from a total of 7 customer reviews.

VIZIO All-in-One CA27-A2 27-Inch Desktop

Product Features

  • Intel Core_i7_3610QM Processor 2.3GHz
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1000GB 5400rpm Hard Drive, 32 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 27-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  1. The 27-inch Full HD resolution is perfect for watching movies or playing games.
  2. It delivers resonating bass for a surround sound experience.
  3. It is powered by the lightning fast Intel Core i7 quad-core processor.
  4. It has advanced high-speed ports and fast connections.
  5. It comes with a wireless keyboard, wireless touchpad, and remote control.
  6. It has 1.3 MP HD camera and high-quality microphone so it is video-chat ready.

On Amazon, this product received a rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars from a total of 5 customer reviews.

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