Check out our review of the Samsung Series 7 all-in-one computer. The IFA 2012 conference in Berlin is just days away from kickoff, and Samsung has already begun announcing its latest in Windows 8 lineup to prepare consumers for the brand new operating system. Starting at $750, Samsung is releasing new All-In-One (AIO) PCs, a sleek, space-saving device best suited for those just starting college and professionals working from home.Available in two different screen sizes, the Series 5 and Series 7 are both powered by a third generation Intel Core Processor, with up to 8GB of RAM, a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and HD graphics and audio. The Series 5, the more modest of the two, allows for 500GB of internal memory with a 21.5-inch screen. Series 7 offers screens sizes of 23.6 or 27 inches, both with a hard disk drive of up to 1TB. Both models come complete with a wireless keyboard and mouse — no trackpad. We’re not sure why Samsung decided to stick with one … [Read more...] about Samsung to unveil new line of All-In-One Windows 8 PCs at IFA 2012
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The latest addition to Microsoft’s lineup of Surface products is the Surface Studio, an all-in-one computer designed for artists and other creative professionals. From what we have seen so far, it’s an impressive device. The Surface Studio could be a shot across the bow to other all-in-one manufacturers like HP, whose latest Envy 27 model is one of the best all-in-one desktops around. In this clash of the expensive titans, who will prevail? While we cannot say for sure until we test the Studio for ourselves, we can make a preliminary ruling by examining the available specs. Microsoft Surface StudioHP Envy All-in-One 27Dimensions25.1 x 17.3 x 0.5 in25.7 x 19.3 x 7.95 inWeight21 lbs24 lbsProcessor Intel i5 or i7 Intel i5 or i7RAM8, 16, 32GB8, 12, 16GBGraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 965M, Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 950MDisplay28” PixelSense DisplayLCD 27” LED QHDResolution4,500 x 3,0002,560 x 1,440Storage1TB or 2TB Rapid Hybrid … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Studio versus HP Envy 27: which all-in-one truly has it all?
All-in-one computers are sleek, but they often use unique and unusual internal configurations that are difficult to upgrade. Maingear is looking to fix that problem with its redesigned Solo 21, a 21.5-inch 1080p all-in-one that’s meant for hardware enthusiasts.The base model comes configured with an Intel DH61 motherboard and a second-generation Core i3 processor, which will set you back $999. Users who desire more power and versatility can upgrade to a Q77 motherboard and a third-generation Intel Core processor, all of which is packed into a depth of just 2.25 inches.These components are tailored towards a slim frame but, unlike the competition, don’t prevent future upgrades. The standard mini-ITX motherboard allows the user to upgrade the processor, RAM and hard drive. No one will be upgrading graphics, however, because the Solo 21 is only available with the Intel integrated platform. The motherboards should have a PCIe slot open, but video cards are too wide to fit in a … [Read more...] about Maingear’s redesigned Solo 21 all-in-one opens door to upgrades
Origin has never been one to hype up new products with big press conferences, or a lot of fanfare. That’s probably for the best with its new product, the Omni gaming all-in-one. It likely would’ve resulted in laughter, and PC gamers wondering whether one of our favorite gaming PC companies had gone off the rails. But Origin is going to be the one laughing — all the way to the bank, after launching the Omni. This slick all-in-one boasts the fastest Core i7 processors, up to an Nvidia Titan X video card, a curved 34-inch 1440p display, and has one key trait that almost every other all-in-one misses. It’s upgradeable. Will the Omni convince gamers that it’s time to reexamine the AIO?Looks the same, but feels different Look at it from the front, and there’s nothing particularly impressive about the Omni. Its black bezel and three-prong stand are commonplace, and not a little boring. Still, PC gamers who appreciate the more … [Read more...] about Origin Omni Hands-on: An all-in-one that could change your gaming
Last week, at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference, the company took the wraps off of a few interesting new products and technologies, including its upcoming Pascal GPU architecture, which should make 2016 interesting for PC gamers. They also showed off the $192 Jetson development platform, a sort of super-charged Raspberry Pi that’s based on the company’s next-gen K1 mobile chip first announced at CES 2014.But the announcement that really put fear into the wallets of enthusiast gamers everywhere was the next iteration of the company’s flagship consumer graphics card, the GeForce GTX Titan Z. The original Titan, which was priced at $999 when it launched a little over a year ago, was already a stunningly expensive card. The company recently updated that product with the GTX Titan Black, which thankfully stuck to the Titan’s $999 price point.It’s likely that the Titan Z’s $3,000 price point is an attempt to balance consumer cost with professional … [Read more...] about Why Nvidia’s $3,000 Titan Z graphics card is and isn’t crazy
Computer maker Gateway has taken the wraps off two new all-in-one PCs in time for the Windows 7 launch and the end-of-year holiday buying season…but instead of rolling out new cool-looking but under-powered all-in-ones aimed at lightweight home computing tasks, the new ZX Series packs up to 8 GB of RAM, Intel Core 2 Quad CPUs, TV tuners, Web cams…and multitouch displays enabling users to interact with their data, media, and documents in whole new ways.“While touch screen PCs to date have been cost-prohibitive and somewhat limited in their capabilities, Gateway is making this new technology more accessible to average consumers, while using an industry-standard solution that isn’t challenging to learn,” said Gateway senior product marketing manager Ray Sawall, in a statement. “The functionality of Windows 7 and multi-touch brings an entirely new computing experience to consumers, and our affordable all-in-one PCs are the perfect vehicle for showcasing … [Read more...] about Gateway Goes Multitouch with ZX Series All-in-One PCs
Hewlett-Packard has introduced four new Windows 8 desktop computers, consisting of a single budget model, two touchscreen PCs and the super-slim, top-of-the-range SpectreOne.While the modular, sleek SpectreOne desktop machine may have shades of an Apple iMac about it, the screen’s design — with that solid dark bezel — is more reminiscent of a laptop than a desktop computer.In fact, this melding of the two lines continues elsewhere too, as HP won’t be including a mouse inside the SpectreOne’s box — as it has decided to provide a wireless touchpad instead.The addition of the touchpad neatly sidesteps any need for the SpectreOne to have a touchscreen, and is, if anything, a sensible solution to the problem of jabbing at a vertical display to enjoy Windows 8‘s touch-friendly abilities.SpectreOne specsThe screen measures 23.6-inches and has a thickness of just 11.5mm — that’s 2mm thicker than an Apple iPad 3 — and a 1080p, 1920 x … [Read more...] about HP debuts four new all-in-one PCs, including the super-slim SpectreOne
If you ever thought that all-in-one desktops wouldn’t make great gaming solutions, Digital Storm is out to set you straight with the launch of its most powerful all-in-one desktop yet — the Aura. This beauty is packed with plenty of gaming goodness, including support for liquid cooling, and the latest Intel processors.To be more specific, the system supports up to Intel’s i7-6950X, and a graphics chip up to Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 1080. The all-in-one’s 34-inch ultra-wide curved display has an impressive 3,440 x 1,440 resolution, with a refresh rate of 60Hz. The Aura uses off-the-shelf components, so that customers can upgrade in the future.The Aura can be configured before purchasing. The default configuration consists of the Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 mini-ITX motherboard based on the Intel Z170 chipset. Stuffed into this mainboard is the Intel Core i5-6500 “Skylake” quad-core processor clocked at 3.2GHz, 16GB of … [Read more...] about Digital Storm debuts the Aura, a massive, curved all-in-one with a ten-core CPU
At this year’s CES, MSI unveiled a fresh line of laptops and desktops aimed to take the PC gaming world by storm.Whether you’re looking for a lighter solution to get your fragging fix, a brawny beast that will tackle all the latest titles on its own, or even a new, innovative way to plug a desktop card into your mobile notebook, MSI has your gaming desires covered.GT80 Titan SLIThe GT80 Titan SLI combines two of gamer’s favorite features; mechanical keyboards and SLI graphics setups, into one monster of a machine.Featuring a dual NVIDIA GTX 980M GPU setup in SLI, a whopping 24GB of DDR3 RAM, and an Intel Core i7-4990HQ processor, this computer will any title at the system’s maximum resolution of 1080p without breaking a sweat. The GPUs aren’t soldered on, either, so they can be upgraded in the future. With that said, it’s not clear how easy it’ll be to perform the upgrade at home.The laptop will also come with a built in mechanical … [Read more...] about MSI takes a titanic step forward with a massive gaming laptop and a graphics card dock
All-in-one computers provide everything your average consumer might need in a single package, nixing the need for a standalone desktop in favor of a monitor-endowed piece of PC hardware. They come in an array of styles, offering everything from 1080p touchscreens and 5K resolution to robust sound and high-end Intel Core processors, each of which typically comes bundled with a keyboard and mouse.Most target the premium market with a sleek, streamlined design, yet recent market offerings continue to push the boundaries of a what a budget-based PC is capable of. Consumers pay for this style and convenience with performance, and while the best all-in-ones don’t pack the processors or video cards some enthusiasts demand, they’re efficient enough for most everyday tasks.Microsoft Surface Studio ($3,000+)Microsoft may be a newcomer to the all-in-one market, but that hasn’t stopped the Redmond giant from making a splash with the high-end Surface Studio. Its massive … [Read more...] about Tired of messy cords and peripherals? The best all-in-one PCs can help!