Very High End All-In-One - Only a Few Trivial Notes
This is an exceptionally powerful and beautiful computer. Honestly, it's overkill for 90% of users, including me, who will feel absolutely no difference between this computer and one that costs $700 less. Moreover, those users will be better off buying an all-in-one with a cheaper processor and a solid state hard drive. For those of us who want absolutely top end performance, whether we need it or more likely do not, this model with an upgraded hard drive in an incredibly potent machine.
Dominant performance in its class
Hands down, the Dell XPS 27 Touch Touch is the most powerful all-in-one weâ??ve tested to date. It annihilated every other machine in our reference database in every test, including Dell's own last-generation model, the original XPS One 27. Some scores approached those of solid gaming rigs weâ??ve had in the lab previously, thanks to the system's fast processor and discrete NVIDIA graphics.
Great value, but I expected more out of this machine. With 16gb RAM, the newest i7 4770k processor, a decent graphics card, and 3.0 USB technology, I expected the M51AC to be 10x faster than my other 10 year old PC.
The fact is, 3.0 isn't all it's cracked up to be, 5gbps is unattainable, Windows 8 slows the machine down just enough that the processor, graphics card and RAM are a wash, and installing a SSD helped a little bit when used as a Ready Boost Drive, but not very much.
Unique Design Well Suited To Multiple Person Use
Lenovo certainly has a unique experience in store for those willing to try out the IdeaCentre Horizon and they should be lauded for trying something new. The ability to use a computer as a table between multiple people is definitely different and has lots of potential. To get this experience though, many compromises are made including performance akin to an ultrabook and a design that while portable is still difficult to transport.
Excellent touch-optimized software
We think the Horizon is a step is an interesting direction, but Lenovo can't embark on this journey alone. Tablet PCs need faster hardware and better operating system support to appeal to a mainstream audience. Intel's new Haswell processors might provide the former, but Microsoft's answer could take years to materialize.
Great 27-inch HD multi-touch display
Finally, Lenovo is engineering some surprisingly innovative PC products these days. Not every one of its products will be successful, but there's really no other way to move into the new age of computing we're all heading towards except to dive in. It's a lesson other PC manufacturers would do well to consider.
Beautiful and expensive
It goes without saying that there are numerous Windows PCs that can provide comparable performance at a lower price. However, few of them - nay, none - can match the build quality or the luxurious 27in screen of the iMac. That screen is ideal for graphics and video work and will appeal to home users and professionals alike. Yes, it's expensive, and it lacks features such as a solid-state drive that perhaps ought to be standard.
Great new Ivy Bridge processors, Upgraded GPU
The 27-inch 2012 iMac has real style, but it doesn't sacrifice function to form. Its screen is excellent, has lots of power under the hood and the Fusion Drive option is a great alternative to a speedy-but-expensive SSD or a capacitous-but-slow HDD.
Some may bemoan the lack of an optical drive, but for our money, a portable solution is more than sufficient considering how little they're used nowadays. Overall, the new iMac is a triumph.
Significant speed boost over predecessors
The new, thinner, 27-inch iMacs are strikingly designed, but the loss of two convenient features - internal optical drives and built-in FireWire ports - dampens my enthusiasm for the makeover. The new iMac's drastically reduced glare and generous 8GB of RAM will benefit every user.
Gorgeous, low-glare display
The 27-inch iMac (late 2012) is in a class of its own when it comes to all-in-one desktop computing. It will cater to a wide range of users who are looking for more power and a larger display than can be delivered in a notebook. There are now a number of competing PC products on the market that have also added touchscreen capabilities thanks to the introduction of Windows 8.
Anti-glare screen coating is excellent, Much thinner and lighter
Fusion Drive as pitched seems uniquely suited to addressing solid state storage's price and capacity deficiencies relative to traditional hard drives. A small, relatively cheap SSD gets you most of the performance advantages without breaking the bank, and the spinning hard drive ensures you're not spending hundreds of dollars on an SSD to get the capacity you need.
Versatile design, Excellent connection options
Anyone looking for the fastest PC ever built is going to be sorely disappointed with the performance on offer from the Lenovo IdeaPad Q190, but other than that, there's a lot to like here.
It's versatile, well-priced and offers up a good selection of ports. The small footprint means it's just as well-placed next to your television as it is as a discrete desktop, and the sizeable hard drive covers many uses too.
Solid performer, capacious 2TB hard drive, tool-less chassis and lots of room for expansion.
The HP Envy Phoenix h9-1320t is a powerful ready-made gaming desktop that's worthy of serious consideration for power users and high-end gamers alike thanks to its considerable processing power, room for expansion, and built-in Blu-ray player.
Very fast, 4th-gen CPU, Dedicated sound card
Aside from its mostly unnecessary abundance of RAM, the XPS 8700 Special Edition is a well-rounded performance desktop that's a good fit as a family PC or a dorm-room power tower. It's powerful enough to handle pretty much any task that you throw at it, from high-end media creation to high-resolution gaming. And its desktop form factor and upgradability mean it won't have to be replaced as soon as one of the components gets too slow or fails.
Splashtop lets you use Windows 8 around the house
The Asus Transformer AIO (P1801-B037K) is an all-in-one Windows 8 PC where the screen is also an 18-inch Android tablet. You can switch back and forth between Windows and Android, so you can complete your work (or play) in Windows on a tabletop device that's lighter than competitive portable all-in-ones or large screen notebooks.
Exactly what I wanted
The tablet is definitely heavy. You're not going to carry it around and use it in your hands. It's fun to use on the couch though or propped up on a TV tray. It did not handle direct sunlight well in Android mode. Though it has a camera, it doesn't sense light in the room which means you need to adjust the brightness yourself. Speaking of which, the webcam is mediocre.
Unique yet well-implemented idea
In fact, for us the main problem with the AiO isn't the overall concept or even implementation - it's in timing. With major new ARM and x86 chips arriving from Nvidia and Intel (Tegra 4 and Haswell, respectively) soon, the Transformer AiO has arrived pretty late in the current hardware cycle.
Build quality of all the components is top notch
This particular variant of the Asus Transformer AiO powered by Intel Core i3 processor is priced at Rs 86,999. A Core i5 variant is also available, which is priced at Rs 92,999. The Transformer AiO is a great concept, but it's a bit too large. It would have been nice if the display was a 12-inch tablet and the PC Station was one-third the size with the same configuration. In that case, the tablet would have made more sense as a portable device.
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