Space saving all-in-one (AIO) desktops seem to be all the rage lately, and far be it for Acer to try and fight this trend. Just the opposite, Acer is embracing it with several new and affordable AIO models for both home consumers and business customers. For the home user, Acer trots out the 21.5-inch AZ3 Series and 23-inch AZ5 Series, while business users have a pair of new models of their own to choose from under Acer's Veriton Z Series. Let's break them down.
Lenovo's tapping into AMD's Fusion platform to power its new C325 all-in-one (AIO) desktop PC. The C325 surrounds AMD's E450 processor with a 20-inch LED backlit display with optional multi-touch touchscreen support. It also has an HDMI port in case you'd rather hook it up to an HDTV for big-screen moving watching, or simply to connect an external PC monitor.
Dell is calling its new Inspiron One 2320 all-in-one PC the "ultimate stay-connected desktop for families" equally suited for hammering away at homework assignments, keeping track of expenditures, and for watching movies and music. Pitching the homework angle might prove a tough selling point for school age kids, even if it makes mom and pop smile, but there's plenty more you can do with it.
Samsung’s upcoming Series 7 notebooks are characterized by their sleek design and distaste for corpulence. So it’s no surprise that when Sammy decided to produce an all-in-one (AIO) PC under the said brand, it also chose to adopt the same design principles for the desktop as its Series 7 mobile brethren. Hit the jump to read more on the the Series 7 all-in-one PC, which marks the South Korean company’s maiden foray into the U.S. desktop PC market.
Last month, Toshiba ended its decade-long absence from the desktop market with the 21.5-inch DX1210 all-in-one (AIO) PC. Now the electronics conglomerate has effectively doubled the size of its AIO lineup by adding another product to it. The new DX735 features a 23-inch full HD multi-touch display with a “stylish and space-saving TV-like design.” Specs after the jump.
Intel has begun shipping two next-generation “Cedar Trail” Atom chips, to wit the D2700 and D2500. As the ‘D’ in their names suggests, both the new chips are aimed at entry-level desktops and all-in-on PCs. This comes despite rumors of Cedar Trail-D chips for nettops being delayed until November along with their netbook counterparts. Hit the jump for more.
Asus is kicking off the week with the introduction of three all-in-one (AIO) desktop PC models of varying size, including the 21.5-inch ET2210, 23.6-inch ET2410, and 27-inch ET2700. All three feature Full HD 1080p LED backlit touchscreens, second generation Intel Core processors, and up to 8GB of DDR3 memory.
By this time next year, Hewlett-Packard hopes to have spun off or sold its PC business as it restructures into a printer, software, and cloud oriented outfit. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. In the here and now, HP is still making PCs, and almost as if trying to prove that point, the OEM just revealed its largest investment in the all-in-one (AIO) desktop PC market to date by announcing over half a dozen models aimed every which way.
The big caveat with buying an all-in-one (AIO) system is that most of the time, what you see is what you get. They're not like desktop towers, where you can crack open the side panel and rip out hardware left and right. But the new G11 AIO from Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is different in that it caters to the do-it-yourself (DIY) crowd with a removable back panel that grants access to the motherboard and other components.
Lenovo has come up with a business-ready all-in-one desktop the company figures would make a perfect fit for large businesses, schools, and government workers alike. It's the ThinkCentre M71z, an AIO built around Intel's second generation Core processor family and with interactive touchscreen options and videoconferencing features, like a 2MP built-in webcam and digital array microphone.