All-in-One & Desktops
Desktop Computer vs. All in One PC
Laptops and tablets offer convenience, flexibility and portability. But if you are really looking for the juice, you should consider getting yourself either a desktop or an all-in-one computer. They offer memory, processing speed, reliability, and you can upgrade your computer when you want.
An all-in-one computer is basically a computer which has the processing unit and the monitor encased in one unit. In the 1980's Apple introduced the classic Macintosh which is one of the best examples of an All in One Computer, before the largely popular iMac in the mid 90's. In recent times AIO computers are fitted with the latest Intel chips which offer more power in a smaller casing and they are energy efficient. An important component on the new All in one computers are the new mini-ITX motherboards. These are smaller in length by half, thus translating into a smaller all in one case.
All-in-one computers offer a simplicity that cannot be matched. They are easier to operate and the reduced weight of having all components in one case means they are easier to carry. Setting up this PC s easier due to less components to connect to one another hence the user is offered more of a plug and play experience. Moving the AIO will be less stressful especially when you want to clear out your desk area. This is largely thanks to the few power outlets and consolidated cables. The AIO has an expanded functionality and varied functionality especially with the introduction of the touch screen, television tuners and DVD burners.
A desktop computer is a PC which was designed as single-location unit designed to fit on one desk. It generally comprises of: Central Processing Unit, a mouse, monitor and keyboard. All these components limit the desktop to a single location. The early desktop models had CPUs designed to lie horizontally on the desktop but newer models are free standing towers designed to be placed on the floor, freeing up more working space on your desk.
A quick survey of the market show that there more desktop computers on sale than AIO computers. The large manufacture and sale of desktop computers means that its components, which include the motherboard, expression slots and the PCI/PCI express have been standardized causing a greater availability and reduced prices. This standardization also affords the user the ability to upgrade and customize their personal computers. They can increase the RAM, hard disk size and optical drives. In addition the user can choose to replace only one component if he wants to upgrade thus saving on costs. The user can keep the monitor through one or two upgrades since the technology they use does not change as much as the CPUs'.
If you decide to buy a desktop PC you have the ability to choose between the desktop and the All in One personal computer. Each has its advantages and it is really what you want to use it for now and in the near future that will determine which one you should purchase.