What is an all-in-one desktop PC?
It’s a desktop PC that has all of the workings – processor, memory, hard drive - inside its screen. This means you lose the large tower box normally associated with the desktop computer. An all-in-one is sleek and compact.
While it is sleek, stylish and slim, it’s not portable. Like a regular desktop computer, an all-in-one is designed to stay in one place.
Why use an all-in-one PC over a laptop?
1) Easy to set up
Setting it up is simple – there’s no separate screen and tower PC unit to connect. All you have to do is attach the keyboard and mouse to the PC and then plug it in.
2) It won’t leave your house cluttered
Slim, sleek and compact - the all-in-one will take up minimal space in your home. It can be much less noisy than the traditional desktop setup too.
3) Perfect for studying or working from home
The large, full-size screen is ideal for working on Word documents and spreadsheets. The traditional, full-size keyboard also gives you plenty of room for typing. Most all-in-one PCs run Microsoft Windows, so you’ll be able to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint if you buy Office.
4) Can double as a TV
The large screen is also perfect for watching movies and TV. Whether you’re streaming something from Netflix or catching up on the BBC iPlayer. Look at all-in-ones with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) screens for sharper viewing.
5) Plenty of space for your photos, movies and music
Got loads of digital photos, music and videos? All-in-one PCs often come with hard drives as big as 2TB. That’s enough room for 640,000 photos or 2,000 hours of digital video.
Many all-in-one PCs also have built-in DVD drives so you can watch your favourite films or TV shows.
6) Add speakers, a printer, an external hard drive
You’ll get plenty of ports for connecting other devices with an all-in-one. Turn the computer into your entertainment system with a good set of speakers.
Add an external hard drive to back up your most important files and photos, or connect a printer to make hard copies.
7) Great for multi-tasking
Work on documents, reply to emails, stream Spotify, shop for shoes and browse photos – all at the same time. Do this without your computer lagging and crashing with an all-in-one with an Intel Core processor. The Core i5 will give you super-smooth multitasking.
Why not consider:
Lenovo IdeaCentre 700
Large, Full HD screen for watching movies – check. Powerful Intel Core processor for multitasking – check. Slender, sophisticated design – check. Windows 10 pre-installed and the ability to run Word and Excel – check. We think the Lenovo IdeaCentre 700 is the perfect all-in-one.
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