What is an all-in-one PC?
It’s a desktop PC that has all of the workings – processor, memory, hard drive - inside the screen. This means you lose the large tower box normally associated with the desktop computer.
Like a desktop, all-in-ones are designed to stay at home. But they’re smaller and easier to transport than traditional desktops – worth bearing in mind if you have to clear your room out every term.
Why buy an all-in-one instead of a laptop?
All-in-ones have a number of advantages over laptops. The screen is much bigger, meaning you can have multiple documents open at the same time. The screen is at the correct height to help you keep good posture too, so you’re less likely to suffer from back pain or RSI.
Why is an all-in-one great for uni?
1. Easy to set up
As almost everything is built into the screen, all you need to do is plug in a keyboard or mouse and you’re ready to go.
2. Won’t leave your room cluttered
Having everything built into the screen means you won’t be constantly kicking the PC tower under your desk. They’re often less noisy than traditional desktops too.
3. Perfect for working on multiple documents or creative projects
The large screen is ideal for essay writing sessions or working on Photoshop projects. 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 full-size screen is also perfect for watching movies and TV. Many all-in-one PCs have built-in DVD drives so you can catch up on old favourites, as well as stream new releases from Netflix.
5) Plenty of space for your movies and music
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, as well as all your coursework documents and resources.
6) Add speakers, a printer, an external hard drive
You’ll get plenty of ports for connecting other devices such as a printer or an external hard drive to back up your coursework. And, if you want a boost in sound quality, you can plug in a set of speakers to turn the computer into an entertainment system.
7) Great for skyping, podcasting and vlogging
Whether you’re catching up with your parents, or recording video, you don’t want the camera looking up your nose. Unlike a laptop, the camera will be at the right height with an all-in-one. And with HD, you can be sure the quality’s top notch.
Why not consider:
The HP 24-f0015na all-in-one is the perfect computer for uni life. The ultra-thin bezel maximises screen size, and the tilt stand means you can adjust the screen to get the optimum working position for you.
The latest processor and 1TB of storage make multi-tasking easy. With an HD camera (with a slide switch for privacy) and built-in speakers, this computer provides everything you need in one sleek package.
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