Just buy an all-in-one

IN ALL PROB­A­BIL­ITY YOUR NEXT PC IS GO­ING TO BE AN ALL-IN-ONE

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - CONTENTS - BY NANDAGOPAL RA­JAN

Your next desk­top will be an all in one in all like­li­hood. They are now good enough and af­ford­able enough to be­come the pri­mary PC

Yes, ev­ery­one loves the form fac­tor of the all-in-one (AiO), which is es­sen­tially a com­puter yoked to the back of the screen. But ap­pre­hen­sions about pro­duc­tiv­ity have put off many peo­ple from go­ing ahead and bring­ing one of th­ese de­vices home. Till a year ago most pur­chases of all-in-ones were in­flu­enced by space con­straints. Now, how­ever, the all-in-one has be­come a com­plete PC.

1 IT CAN RE­PLACE THE DESK­TOP

The all-in-one is now good enough to re­place your old desk­top. If you are will­ing to spend, the lat­est ones can have third gen­er­a­tion In­tel Core i7 pro­ces­sors and 16GB RAMs. With specs like th­ese, AiOs can be used for gam­ing and other re­source-in­ten­sive uses like video edit­ing.

2 IT SAVES SPACE

The form fac­tor still re­mains the USPs of the all-in-one. It is a sin­gle unit with the CPU, we­b­cam and speak­ers in­te­grated into the dis­play unit it­self. So it will use only a bit more space than your PC mon­i­tor. For in­put, you have the op­tion on a wire­less key­board and mouse along with the touch­screen in high-end de­vices.

3 IT SAVES POWER

An all-in-one usu­ally has just one wire com­ing out of the main unit. This also means there is just one unit that con­sumes power in this set-up. For an aver­age user this means less con­sump­tion of power. An AiO can give you up to an hour on a UPS com­pared to just 15 min­utes for a reg­u­lar desk­top.

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