Just to be perfectly clear, "All in One PC" is actually a PC equipped with a touchscreen for multi - purpose use, as a "quite large" tablet PC, or as a normal one when used with a keyboard. As a side note: Correct me if I'm wrong, most common price for one of this in Malaysia is around RM 3 - 4k for desktops. By the way, it should look more or less like this:
Interested? If you're hunting for one, here's what you should be looking for:
Just think of it this way, it is "All in One", right? First problem with AIO based PC, upgrading a single hardware in it turns way harder. Reason? Most of the hardware are placed in the screen itself, so upgrading one without chucking out the entire machine, so give it some thought. If you're still up for it, take these four points into consideration:
- Multitouch capabilities ( For Windows 8)
- Display Technology: In-Plane switching (IPS), Plane-Line switching (PLS) or Twisted Nematics (TN). IPS and PLS are much better than TN technology, but more expensive and mostly in larger sized AIO PC's.
- Display Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels at minimum.
- Display Size: 23 - 24 inch display would be just right. ( For laptop AIO's, take it smaller)
You might have known this already, but for this one, it's based on what you use the computer for. Desktop processors are great for intensive tasks from complex spreadsheets to professional photo editing. If your line of work is less demanding, use mobile CPU. It's thinner, quieter, and more energy-saving, right?
3. Memory (RAM)
At least 6 to 8GB of RAM would be right. Why? To maximize smoothness during usage. Some of them offer simple memory expansion process, but there won't be a lot of slots, so you're forced to replace the existing one with another with better capacity.
Unfortunately, is you're a serious gamer, I don't think AIO PC's up for it just yet. Well, most 3D games should be playable, but expect some framerate problems.
I seriously having trouble concentrating right now, so here's the simplified version:
Storage: Solid State Drive (SSD). 1TB recommended.
Optical Drives: Depends on your budget. Latest models should have a Blu-Ray drive.
I/O Ports: A minimum of 2 USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA port, Flash memory card reader.
HDMI Port: Again, it depends on one thing. Do you really use it?
Well, there you go - for now. It's turning dark here so I better be off. As usual, leave a comment if there's anything you wanted to ask. Until next time, signing out. Later.