HP Announces World's First 27-inch All-in-One Workstation

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SliceAndDice

27-inches is too big for touch. The distance you have to sit away from the monitor to comfortably use it's touch functionality is too close for a 27-inch monitor. I have a 20-inch AIO I've been working on and it's size is just right. I used a 27-incher in a demo at Fry's and I got motion sick trying to play a simple pinball game because I was too close to it, but I had to be that close in order to touch the screen. I have a 23-inch 1080p monitor in front of me now and it's 8-inches out of touch range and that's about right.

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Vesuvius

This is the only all in one where you can easily maintain and swap out parts. They have had the Z for years. However there is no consumer gaming version available? There is still no one power plug all in one that you can access all the parts and is at least 27 inches. Maybe it is too niche?

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big_montana

Technically HP is correct, but didn't Lenovo just announce an AOI with a 28" display? The ThinkVision 28 for business at CES?

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The Mac

Thats a 4k smart monitor. ie a monitor with touch and android in it.

not really a AIO.

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big_montana

It is being marketed as an AIO by Lenovo, and as a business class AIO.

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The Mac

Thats huge stretch.

It can stream and play android games and apps.

not exactly what i would concider an AIO.

More like a 27' smartphone.

lol

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big_montana

How is it a stretch? It is an AIO design, so how is it not an AOI? Just because the OS is Android and not Windows? http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/05/lenovo-n308-thinkvision-28-pro2840m/

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The Mac

If it doesn't run windows or osx its not an aio as far as im concerned. If it cant run everything i have on my desktop, its not an AIO.

Its a big smartphone.

TVs have android in them as well, and can stream and run apps.

does that make them an AIO as well?

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big_montana

So if it were to run Linux it still would not be considered an AIO in your book? How narrow minded of you to exclude alternative OSes just because you cannot run your applications on it. Got news for you, as OSx cannot run most Windows applications outside of Adobe apps and Office, so would that not make OS X then a smartphone/tablet app too, since you know it cannot run everything that is on MY desktop?

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The Mac

Agreed, i am narrow minded.

An All-in-one computer to me will run all my desktop apps, or the ability to do so though an alternate OS install without an emulator.

If i have OSX on my desktop, then my AIO must have OSX

If i have windows on my desktop, then my AIO must have windows

Otherwise its just a big tablet.

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davelray

I have to back The Mac up on this one. The traditional definition of an AIO means it includes storage, removable media such as optical drive, monitor, and CPU and GPU with PSU all housed in the same unit. Now the Lenovo monitor is a nice display, but it is NOT an AIO. It's just a smart monitor.