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Pros and Cons of All In One Computer PC

Updated on January 31, 2015

All in one computer, which is also known as the 'monoblock' (due to the one piece feature) is quite a new model in the computing world. The sleek design of this machine makes it a really space saver compares to a conventional pc since all the essential components are hidden within the thin monitor. Just place it on your desktop and you are ready to rock. Depending on the size you choose, it is only slightly larger than a normal laptop.

Usually, all in one computer only requires a keyboard and a mouse to operate and if you opt for the wireless ones, that will really make your machine more 'cool'. No more wires or whatsoever that would mess up your desk and that would really enhance your computing experience to the next level.

All in one computers are available in both Mac and PC Windows. However, it is important to mention here that a Mac version will be far more expensive compares to a pc that runs on Windows. Most Apple fans will most probably stays with the Mac while for most users, the normal Windows version is quite good. Due to its rising popularity, almost ever big PC makers have unleashed their version of this all in one computer. You can find it in Dell, HP, Acer, Lenovo, Gateway, HP, MSI, and etc.

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The HP TouchSmart 9100 Business PC
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HPs MS214 All-In-One PC
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HP TouchSmart 600 all-in-one Touchscreen Computer
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All in One Computer: Slim and Sleek Design
Gateway One All in One Computer
Gateway One All in One Computer
The HP TouchSmart IQ770 All in One Computer
The HP TouchSmart IQ770 All in One Computer
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Lenovo's IdeaCentre 600
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Hewlett Packard HP Touchsmart PC
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Compaq Presario All in One Pc
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Acer's new Veriton Z410G professional all-in-one desktop
Sony l Series all in one pc
Sony l Series all in one pc

Today trends is moving toward size reduction and which you can find it in all tech gadgets and it is not surprising that it also goes true with an all in one computer.

As mentioned, you will be astonished to find out how small space that this machine requires. For people who have not seen an all in one desktop computer, he or she might be wondering where you have hidden the center processing unit of the PC.

With the technology borrows from laptop computing, the size of the CPU is reduced and actually integrated into the rear of the computer LCD monitor (with an option of touchscreen capability). You can even find USB ports and as well as a DVD-Rom drive on the side of the monitor.

Besides the sleek and appealing design, many of the all in one computers that you find in the market are wireless. You will probably find it comes along ( well, it's definitely not all models) with a wireless mouse and keyboard, which which makes the machine a complete cable free.

On top of that, most of all in one computers also come with a built-in Wifi compatibility network card (again not all features, this is an add-on feature), which makes it possible to connect to a network without having to plug in a cable.

So if you need this feature, check out with the sales representative before proceeding with your purchase. Now to make thing even more interesting, you will also be able to connect the machine to any kind of devices with Wi-Fi features such as wireless printers and cameras.


What are the Drawbacks of an All in One PC?

Size reduction is great as it makes everything more convenient but it is rarely a good thing when it comes to the PC's performance. You can find a quite powerful all in one computer in the market, with the fastest processor, supreme RAMs and better graphic accelerator but still it is not meant for hardcore gaming or to work on heavy graphic jobs.

The primary purpose of an all in one computer is to be a home media center where you can surf the net, communicate and do perform some routine works. When it is mounted on to the wall, you can treat it as a TV and if it comes with a remote, that would be even more awesome.

Apart from serving home user, an all in one pc can also be used in business. With the touch screen capability add-on feature, you can find it a quite useful machine to be utilized in the business environment. Make it as a information hub for consumer to find info regarding the service provided by your company.

Another drawback about the all in one computer is that it normally costs higher than a conventional machine that comes with better features and processing power. Well, this is none other than due to the size reduction technology employed and also the sleek design that they have. If you are looking for different computing experience, do give this all in one computer a try. You will definitely like it, particular if you are ready to buy the model that comes with touch screen technology.

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