The Rise of All in One Computers
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The Rise of All in One Computers

New York City : NY : USA | Sep 18, 2012 at 1:42 AM PDT
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Today’s All in One Computers offer a wide variety of options—you can go for a PC at a fixed retail price, or personalize your system through a dizzying array of options from a “configure to order” vendor. In the end, you end up with a system that truly fits your computer needs. All In One Computers provide consumers with a one stop solution for individuals who are looking for a personal computer to be used in a home environment without a separate display and case. This can minimize cable clutter and enable the use of a computer in a smaller area.

All in One Computers: Primary Features

All in one computers are self-contained. The components are mounted behind the display, with screens ranging from 18 to 27 inches. And because there are no cables or peripherals to manage, setting up this computer is as simple as pulling out the device out of the box and plugging the power cord. With their integrated displays and compact size, you can set up your all in one computer wherever there is an electric outlet. There are all in ones with touch screens worked into Windows 7. All in one computer parts may vary from one brand to another, but consumers should expect to pay more for a device that is more desktop-like. Many all in one computers also come with wireless mouse and keyboard, Wi-Fi connectivity, and Bluetooth support. This reduces clutter to a minimum, which is an important factor in areas where efficient use of space and attractive décor is important.

All in One Computers with a Touch of Sophistication and Style

The iMac is no longer the final word for all in one computers. Though Apple’s newest aluminum iMacs were once the performance champs in professional tests, it is the new wave of competitors that are leveling up the game. All in one manufacturers now put more emphasis on design, style, and ergonomics, featuring touch screen as the norm. Some desktop models, such as the Dell Studio One 19, HP TouchSmart IQ816 and TouchSmart IQ500t, even showcase multi-touch displays that enable users use two fingers simultaneously to push, rotate, scroll, and pinch items on the screen.

Contributing to this all in one renaissance are the budget models that have notebook-like specifications. Even though these machines lack power and a few entertainment extras and run on Windows XP, their single touch screen displays and affordable cost make them very attractive to the public.

All in One Computers, Laptops, and Desktops

Despite the innovations in all in one computers in the past year, they are still struggling to match the highly effective performance of a good value desktop computer. Although its compact size is pretty appealing, this also creates power and heat limitations that require the aid of laptop processors. Even the fastest all in one PC (Apple’s 24 inch iMac) does not match the functionalities of new desktops, such as the Dell Studio XPS 435. However, all in one computers offer plenty of benefits. They don’t need a separate monitor and feature one-touch displays. They also integrate various functions, such as wireless networking, webcams, and speakers.

If you want a machine that comes in a simple package, you might as well go with a laptop. Laptops don’t have to be plugged into the wall and can easily fit into your bag. But if you aren’t that concerned about portability and just need a simple yet stylish computer at home, then an all in one computer is right for you.

NatalieSmith is based in London, England, United Kingdom, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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