Top 10 All-In-One PC
1. Dell XPS One 27 Touch
From performance standpoint, the Dell is simply the fastest 27-inch all-in-one at its price. Among Windows PCs it has no true speed competition. The touch screens, lightweight applications, and product design are all ascending. Now that Dell has figured it out, the remaining 27-inch Windows PCs look woefully under-featured.
2. Apple iMac 27-Inch (Late 2012)
Put away its beautiful new design and the new iMac is mostly an iterative update. Granted, it’s an iteration of the best all-around computer of 2011, the Intel “Ivy Bridge” third-gen Core CPU, NVidia’s most recent graphics chip. Yes, Apple added its own take on hybrid hard-drive technology and its because of serious, performance-driven users, particularly those who need a high-resolution display, and fast graphics and disk performance.
3. Samsung DP700A7D 27″ Series 7 ($1,199)
Samsung is a new player in the U.S. all-in-one desktop market, and its first effort, the Series 7, shows what can happen when an experienced consumer electronics vendor brings fresh eyes to a product category, the Samsung Series 7 provides the most accessible, family-friendly touch experience.
4. HP Envy TouchSmart
Laptops with touch screens aren’t new territory for HP. Windows 8 and its touch-friendly interface, however, gives consumers more of a reason to have one, even on traditional laptop designs like the HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4. Looking for a Windows 8 laptop for everyday use with the benefits of a traditional design and a touch screen? HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 is a good way to go.
5. Sony VAIO SVL24127CXB ($1,999)
Sony has brought two innovations to its all-in-one desktops with the Vaio L Series. The most prominent is the system design, with its tapered sides that create the illusion of pleasing thinness with series of touch-sensitive points built into the display bezel. This model is an impressively capable computer with a ton of storage space.
6. Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 ($1,449)
Lenovo’s IdeaCentre A720 has all the trappings of a next-generation all-in-one desktop. It has a glossy, 27-inch display with 10-point touch recognition. A well-designed hinge lets you turn the screen into a tabletop PC. This system might be your best bet at the moment if you want a touch-screen PC to upgrade to Windows 8 once it ships and also with great sleek design.
7. Acer A7600U-UR308 ($1,899)
Acer despite improving it’s typically bargain basement product aesthetics, Acer has not matched its price tag with correspondingly high-end components. You might make a case for the Aspire 7600U as a Windows 8-based vanity object but if you want a big-screen PC primarily for show, you might consider the Acer.
8. Vizio 27-inch All-in-One Touch PC ($1,349)
If you like the Vizio, the Photoshop scores for this model might compel you to consider the CA27-A2, which has 8GB of memory and a Core i7 CPU. But with the changes not everyone will be so willing, and by leaving off a traditional mouse and an optical drive, Vizio has also taken some bold chances. But as long as you’re aware of what you’re missing, it will satisfy those in the market for a large-screen, affordable all-in-one desktop.
9. ASUS Transformer AiO P1801 ($1,299)
Asus has taken that concept with the Sony Vaio TAP20, slathered it with Asus’ particular brand of experimental enthusiasm, and brought it to life in the form of Transformer AIO. It is not the most elegant version of the all-in-one/tablet hybrid concept, but it might be the most powerful. This design will provide a rock-solid Windows 8 system, and a large Android tablet to experiment with.
10. Toshiba LX835
Toshiba is best known for its laptops, but after entering the U.S. desktop market in 2011, the company has put out straightforward, attractive all-in-one PCs at a steady cadence. LX835-D3380 is no exception, offering a safe, fast, and slightly more expensive entry point to Windows 8 comes with a 27-inch, 2,560×1,440-pixel-resolution display and most appropriate for those who value speed and who are interested in the Windows 8 touch-screen experience.