Last year at CES, it was all about the Ultrabook. Ultrathin and ultraportable but yet still powerful enough to be used as a capable computer, the Ultrabook was everything people wanted in a notebook. Now it seems that CES 2013 was all about the mobile all-in-one computer.
It appears that not even all-in-one (AIO) desktop computers are immune to the “tablet craze” taking over the computing industry. It’s no secret that tablets have grown in popularity, primarily for their ease of use and portability, but their influence has leaked over to other devices.
Remember when desktop computers used to have single-core processors, which would take an eternity just to open a Word document? Me neither. That’s because dual-core and even quad-core central processing units (CPUs) have become the standard for desktop computers.
Samsung’s Series 7 Windows notebooks pack plenty of processing power into a compact, sleek chassis. Featuring a dual- or quad-core Intel processor and loaded with 8GB of RAM, the 15.6" models are less than an inch thick and weigh just over 5 lb.
All-in-one desktop computers have proven their value as multi-purpose space savers for people with large needs but limited room. Now, Toshiba has introduced two DX735 All-in-One Desktop Computer models with ample 23-inch Full HD displays that double as multi-touch screens.
You can’t beat the intrinsic value of desktop computers like these Dell Inspiron 560 and 570 towers. No notebook or all-in-one computer comes close in terms of price, performance and expandability. Whether you want to use a screen you already own or buy the computer with an oversize monitor, Dell offers seven systems that let you configure it your way.
Hardcore gamers and production software users have something in common: they both rely on beefy, turbo-charged computers to run their favorite programs (whether it’s Premiere Pro, Nuendo, World of Warcraft or otherwise).
Times are good for gamers these days. Online gaming is now more popular than ever, and is showing no signs of slowing. The games themselves become more realistic every year. Computer technology, too, is advancing at an incredible rate.
When an under-the-desk tower is too imposing and a notebook too cramped, consider an all-in-one desktop computer such as the Dell Inspiron One 2305. Available in three configurations, the 2305 series offers a stylish tabletop system for anyone looking to save space without sacrificing an ample keyboard and full-size screen.
Gaming, on the PC platform, used to be reserved for desktop systems. Notebook computers simply weren’t powerful enough. But today, notebook computers are more powerful than they need to be even for high-end gaming. A good example is the ASUS G74SX, available in two trim levels, the G74SX-A1 and G74SX-A2.