Best All-in-One Computer 2012 by JohnHKeasler

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									An all-in-one computer is a PC with a built-in monitor. The desktop components (CPU, hard drive, memory,
and so on) may be hidden behind the flat-panel display or located in the base itself.


The reason many computer users prefer all-in-one computers is that they are very compact and sleek
looking. If space is at a premium for you an all-in-one PC is the way to go.


The biggest drawback with all-in-one computers is that there isn't as much space to upgrade the hardware, as
in a traditional desktop.


In best all-in-one computer 2012 I will shortly review 4 of the best-selling new all-in-one PCs, including the
newest iMac.


HP Omni 100-5050 All-in-One Desktop PC


The Omni 100-5050 allows you comfort in your working space, freeing space on your desk for documents
and stationary. Edit content easily on a 20 inch widescreen display, an one-stop multimedia and
entertainment center with HP MediaSmart software exclusive to this unit. With the Omni 100-5050 you can
create photo slideshows easily, play music or watch a DVD.


The integrated webcam and mike allows global live video chat. Connect wirelessly and transfer photos from
your SD and burn labels onto DVD's and CD's with the DVD drive. This Omni 100-5050 is Energy Star
certified. This HP desktop unit gives the user power, productivity and speed on any project with a very
helpful 24/7 service center though a one-click desktop icon.


Of all the all-in-one desktops I looked at the Omni is the easiest to setup.


Apple iMac MC508LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop


The iMac's Intel Core i3 processor sets new benchmarks for iMac performance through advanced
architecture. Featuring standard fast Radeon HD 4670 discrete graphics the 21.5 inch widescreen displays
HD videos perfectly, like a television screen, with a luminous LED backlight and edge-to-edge glass
display. With 1920 x 1080 pixel-resolutions it uses IPS technology to deliver flawless color across its 178
degree viewing angle. The graphics are improved though GDDR3 memory, a 500 GB hard drive and 4GB
Ram.


It also comes standard with the Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system along with the iLife software
suite including the latest versions of iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. User feedback indicates that the iMac
offers better value, than Apples's notebooks making this a very attractive offering. The iMacs age well
offering better reliability and longevity as they aren't carried around.


Users have been pleased with its speed as its 3.06 GHZ i3 processor includes hyper threading giving users'
four -virtual' cores. The 4GB memory is upgradeable to 8GB by buying two additional 2GB sticks. It has a
convenient SD card slot right underneath the DVD drive allowing for easy picture uploads.


One of users' favorite features is the standard Bluetooth keyboard and mouse that work flawlessly. iMac
novices may want to consider picking up the Student, Teacher or Home edition of Microsoft Office for the
Mac.


Compaq Presario CQ1-1225 All-In-One Desktop PC


The Presario CQ1-1225 is my pick as best budget all-in-one computer of 2012.


This impressive Desktop unit from Compaq saves you space, money and energy with a slim 18.5 inch
display. Setup is a breeze you just plug in one power cord. Built in Wi-Fi allows for effortless surfing and
while you do that, you save energy as it's Energy Star certified. Essentials like music playback, photo editing
and DVD watching is of course possible and the integrated LightScribe Technology allows effortless
burning of custom CDs and photo transfer directly from your memory card.


Featuring an integrated microphone and webcam, global video chat with family and friends is a breeze.
Compaq offers it customers 24/7 online service support through one click of a desktop icon. Get power from
your PC without custom building a bulky unit for your specific needs, you don't need anything else than the
CQ1-1225 desktop from Compaq. It has integrated Wi-Fi with exceptional signal reception.


HP TouchSmart 600-1350 All-in-One Desktop PC


The TouchSmart 600-1350 desktop has integrated Beats Audio playing music the way Bach and Mozart
would have played it today. A diverse selection of touch apps keeps your family both entertained and
organized. You are able to watch, pause and record live shows like a regular PVR decoder unit. 4GB of
memory allows you to work on multiple applications at once.


It needs to be mentioned that this unit saves you a lot of space though the slim, all-in-one desktop which
easer setup through one plugin of a power cord. No messy cables as the HP TouchSmart 600-1350 PC
comes standard with a wireless keyboard and mouse. The HP desktop integrated webcam and mike allows
for worldwide video chat, through built in Wi-Fi.


It also offers touch screen access to info, entertainment and social networks. Users mention the 23 inch
screen allows numerous applications and files on the desktop at the same time with excellent picture and
decent sound. Imagine you stretching your legs out and they reach to the wall where the tower used to be on
the floor. The PC is easily transportable with one cord, wireless keyboard and mouse. Compared to other
makes, the Compaq impresses with faster startup, being reliable and being exceptionally priced.


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