How to choose the right All-in-One PC? Which are the most important aspects? Specifications, display and do I need a touchscreen or no? We will answer you these questions.
All-in-One PC’s are not the most popular on the market, but anyway they are very comfortable to use comparing with other standard PC’s. The idea is that everything is in the monitor so you will not get a separate box for your computer. You are buying a display with a computer inside.
You can easy find in any PC shop an All-in-One PC, and here are the things you will have to pay attention too.
Today is better to buy an All-in-One PC with a bigger screen. I would recommend at least 23 – 24 inches display. With such a display you will be able to work with two windows apps. The idea is that you will not be able then to replace your All-in-One PC just to get a bigger screen.
So take into the considerations that your All-in-One PC will have the same display size you choose for the rest of its life.
For 23 – 24 inches, you should get a FULL HD display, also you might want to check Flicker Free displays. If you would like a bigger display you will have to sit at a bigger distance from your desk, so it will not hurt your eyes health. Also I would recommend Adjusting Your Computer Display to Keep Away Eye Strain.
Do You Need a TouchScreen?
You can always find All-in-One PC’s with touchscreen and without touchscreen feature. Probably you know that starting from Windows 8 Microsoft optimizes their Windows to be able to work on a touchscreen.
So you can easy use your Windows with mouse, or if you love touchscreen so much, you can use it on your All-in-One PC. This can be comfortable when doing a specific job, then you can use your both hands to do it, instead of mouse.
What About Specifications?
Even if you are getting an All-in-One PC to work in the office, you should not ignore performance over a lower price. We would recommend you to choose an Intel i7 CPU for the best performance.
Many will consider that 4Gb of RAM are more than enough, but its not like that. Today Windows operating systems are eating more than a half of this and if you will use several programs at a time you 4Gb of RAM will not be enough. Consider to take at leas 6Gb of RAM or better 8GB.
Hard-Disk Memory. 1TB of disk space will be more than enough. But to have a better performance I would suggest you to get a 500GB SSD, which will cost not too much comparing to 1TB of HDD. SSD’s are much faster and will make your PC to fly.
The last important thing is the Video Card, make sure you will not get an integrated video card, which is several times slower than dedicated video card. The reason is that the integrated video card uses the computers RAM while the dedicated video card uses its own RAM.
Bellow we added some good All-in-One PC examples that you can look at.
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Some Good All-in-One PC Examples
A 23 inch Full HD resolution with an Intel Core i3-5010U de 2,1GHz, 4GB RAM and only 500GB of disk space. But it has a dedicated video card with a very good performance Nvidia GeForce 840M with 1GB. Also you get a mouse and keyboard.
Acer Aspire AU5-710
If you want a touchscreen computer, this one should be a good example. Acer Aspire AU5-710 which can have its display positioned vertically. It comes with an Intel Core i5-6400T with 2,2GHz amd 8GB of RAM. Also you get a 1TB and 8GB SSHD. This is not all, you get a dedicated video card Nvidia GeForce GT 940, 2GB. Windows 10 is pre-installed and you get also a keyboard and mouse.
This Lenovo has an Intel Core i7-6700 3,4GHz CPU. A dedicated video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 950A de 2GB. PC also has 8GB of RAM and 2TB of disk space, including 8GB SSHD. A big 27 FULL HD display.
Apple iMac 27
In case you want the best of the best and you are not a gamer, you can pay the highest price for an iMac which comes with a 27 inch display with a 5K 5.120 x 2.880 pixels resolution. You get a good performance Intel Core i5 3,5GHz CPU, 8GB of RAM and 1TB of HDD space. Also you will get a decent Radeon M290X 2GB dedicated video card. Note that the iMac 27 vcomes with OS X Yosemite, and not Microsoft Windows.
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