AIOs previously reviewed by DL

The Apple iMac (27-inch).

Apple iMac (27-inch)

Words do not do justice to the stunning design of the Apple iMac, which measures just 5mm at the edge.

The latest version retains the sleek aluminium design introduced in 2012, but the hardware has been upgraded with more powerful components such as Intel Haswell-class processors.

The iMac is available with a display of 21.5 or 27 inches, with the larger models starting at $2,488.

Apple recently introduced a more affordable 21.5-inch model with an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive for $1,488.

DL rating: 4/5 

HP Slate 21 All-in-One

A budget AIO priced at just $399, the Slate 21 (below) runs touch-based Android apps which a user can download from the Google Play Store. HP has tried to add desktop-class apps, such as Kingsoft Office, and the Slate 21 comes preloaded with a remote desktop app that lets a user access another computer on this AIO.

Powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 chip, this AIO is snappy. But its optical-based touchscreen technology is not as good as the capacitive version on modern touch devices.

DL rating: 4/5

Acer Aspire U5-620

This 23-inch AIO can be made to lie flat like a tabletop PC, but it lacks an integrated battery that would let you use it as a giant tablet. It is a competent system with a new Nvidia graphics chip, an Intel Core i7 chip and a Blu-ray combo drive. I liked the anti-fingerprint coating on the full high-definition display.

It can double as a monitor when connected to a set-top box or console. But its ports are not very accessible.

All things considered, it is reasonably priced at $1,999.

DL rating: 4/5


This article was first published on July 09, 2014.
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