Get ready to see 15-inch and 17-inch all-in-one systems
We're still waiting on someone to build a premium 30-inch all-in-one (AIO) with high-end gaming components, ample cooling, and easy upgrade features. Perhaps someday. On the opposite end of the spectrum, a handful of PC makers are reportedly going to test the market for smaller size AIO PCs. We're talking 15-inch to 17-inch models, which some surmise could decrease the demand for larger laptops.
Citing information obtained from supply chain players in Taiwan, news and rumor site Digitimes says Hewlett-Packard (HP), Asus, and "other vendors" are all on board with the smaller AIO movement. As the market currently stands, over 70 percent of AIO PCs range in size from 21 inches to 23 inches, with 23-inch models being the most popular, according to Digitimes.
By going smaller, OEMs can offer users more affordable AIO models. HP currently ships between 2 million and 2.5 million AIO PCs per year at an average selling price of $600. That will come down if smaller AIOs prove popular.
In addition to smaller displays, system builders have begun experimenting with Chrome OS-based AIO PCs, as well.