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.
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.
This is a great PC for the money
Has a great processor. Lots of Ram and can be expanded to 32g. Comes with a 2 tb sata drive and a graphics card with 2g on on board ram. I really like this PC. Windows 8 takes some getting used to. But its like every other operating system out there. Use what you want of it and ignore the rest. I like the way it sorts out it own problems.
Fewer USB Ports Than Other Desktop
Lenovo's IdeaCentre K450 isn't necessarily a bad machine but there are just too many compromises in this model to make it not a recommended purchase. This has to do with the fact that their are other systems for just a bit more money that offer better performance or features. Sure, it may have an easy to work in case but buyers should just look at buying a more expensive and better equipped version of the K450 than have to settle for this one and then upgrade it.
Great machine for a family
Overall, the Dell XPS 8500 is a great machine for a family that has both serious and casual computing needs. It is multifunctional enough for the gamer, the artist, and the movie buff. It will fit just about anywhere and looks so inconspicuous that it is bound to fade in the background of a living room, unlike the large glow-in-the-dark power machines I personally love so much. It's a near-perfect media machine and well worth considering at this price.
Very Minimal Software Installation
Dell's XPS 8500 while more affordable still offers a fair amount of performance thanks to retaining the Core i7-3770 processor. The problem is that it is less about graphics than it was in the past and this is hurting it against some of the competition. At least Dell continues their trend of limiting the amount of software they installed which makes this a smooth operating system with little clutter.
Multifunctional enough for the gamer
Overall, the Dell XPS 8500 is a great desktop machine for a family that has both serious and casual computing needs. It is multifunctional enough for the gamer, the artist and the movie buff. It will fit just about anywhere and looks so inconspicuous that it is bound to fade in the background of a living room, unlike the large glow-in-the-dark power machines. It's a near-perfect media machine and well worth considering.
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