All-in-One PC Shipments Will See Strong Growth in 2013

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wumpus

First, an interesting article on the source of these predictions: http://techland.time.com/2012/05/14/digitimes-apple-rumors/ (I'm not sure Time is the one to be complaining about accuracy.)

iMacs increasing? But why? If they made an extra large iOS device, I could see that selling, but why would anyone want to run OSX except as some sort of vertically integrated photoshop workflow? All the mac users I've known are those who got tired of fixing Linux. Not a large group (but I hear plenty of noise from the photoeditors on web fora).

HP surpassing Lenovo? How? Are they going to buy the marketshare? Last I heard, Lenovo had passed the dreadfully fallen hp and had pulled ahead. I don't see how hp is in any sort of position to just surge past Lenovo. Big boys pushing out the little guy? Well of course. AIO aren't for those that even begin to have a clue. AIO are the computers your little kids pick out because the only interface they use is touch.

As far as Windows 8 being less painful on touch, that really doesn't make sense. Touch isn't the problem. Making every single message box take up the entire screen is the problem. I've never wanted to touch win 8 with anything but my fist.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

It's this year's netbook!

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ApathyCurve

1987 says hello.

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Exarkun1138

I'd have an AiO as a Secondary Desktop machine for now, but the day they can make one that can compete with a "Regular" Desktop in graphics, speed, etc., and keep it an AiO, I might consider going to one as a Primary Desktop machine.

AiO's are fine for lite gaming, surfing the web, content creation, and so forth, but Hard Core Gaming is where they really lack in punch. These newer processors are getting better with their on-board graphics, but still nowhere near the power of discrete Graphics Cards. It may be a while before they catch up, so until then, I'll still have my good ole "Regular" PC as my Primary Desktop machine.

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AFDozerman

I don't think that iGPUs will ever catch up to the real thing. Will there come a day when the integrated graphics reaches a threshold that makes it "goood enough" for even hardcore gamers? Maybe, decades from now, but even then there will be discrete GPUS to push your seven 34" 8K 240hz at 90FPS, and when that day comes, I would imagine that the MaxPC crowd would still be on the boat with discrete.

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Exarkun1138

Agreed. But, the way technology keeps advancing, and the fact that GPU's are coming on smaller and smaller form factors, one never knows what might happen. But, for now, I'm sticking with my Desktop and Discrete Graphics GPU based system.