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.
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.
Very Thin and Compact Design
Samsung seems to have shifted their focus in their latest Series 7 all-in-one. It is less about premium features and more of a mainstream design. While it doesn't offer as many features as the past model, it has certainly cleaned up the design and managed to put together a system that offers a bit more value than its primary competition. The downside here is that to achieve this, they had to sacrifice some of the overall performance.
Connects easily to other Samsung devices for media sharing
The Samsung Series 7 all-in-one is an attractive machine with some good features that's hampered by below average performance and a slightly marred display. For consumers who don't need a powerful computer or an ultra-fancy multimedia hub, the Series 7 could serve them well. However, we really don't like that the touchscreen interferes with overall display quality.
Right now, the HP Envy 23 is a competitive option at this price, even with the caveats we express in that review.
Relatively Affordable Hybrid All-In-One
Sony's attempt at the mobile desktop with the VAIO Tap 20 is a mixed bag of offerings. It is certainly the most affordable of the options on the market right now but it isn't quite as portable as it could be and it sacrificed a bit too much on the display. The portability of the system is also hampered by the limited battery life. Still, the system is a tad bit faster than the other hybrid all-in-ones currently available even if the storage system is on the slow side.
Built-in battery, Large screen (for a tablet), Versatile design
Sony's VAIO Tap 20 wants to bridge the gap between your study desk and your couch. With its internal battery it's good for around 90 minutes of Web browsing or video watching -- not a huge amount, but better than nothing. It's got Ultrabook-class specs, so it's more than capable of light-duty everyday tasks. It's very big and heavy for a touchscreen, tablet-esque device though, and the bundled accessories aren't very good.
Seamless integration with the Windows 8 user interface
The Tap 20 is an unusual product. It's relatively underpowered as a desktop system, but its strong suit is as a shared family PC, with the ability to be moved easily around the home. And its potential as a shared gaming device is impressive. Unfortunately, it isn't as strong on the productivity side, and the lack of MPEG-2 playback - more a Windows 8 problem than Sony's - makes it an imperfect entertainment system.
Screen looks good throughout various viewing angles
The Sony Vaio Tap 20 is big, bold and unlike much else on the market, but it's also just a bit strange.
Arranged in the desktop-like position we have few qualms - it delivers enough power to cater for most tasks, though is nothing special for the £1,000 asking price, and won't cater for demanding gamers.
If you're after a standalone desktop or all-in-one then there are plenty of other dedicated machines out there that don't have the touchscreen facility.
A gem of a computer.. Just what I wanted
I finally received my Samsung 27 inch all-in-one windows 8 yesterday from Amazon (pre-ordered oct 26) and its a beauty. Its small, thin, sleek but yet TV sized touch monitor. I love the windows 8 haptic (touch) control, hand gestures etc.. The only drawback is when assembling, please check the parts carefully especially wireless keyboard, mouse. there is a sensor USB chip at the bottom of the mouse, which you need to detach and attach to a USB port below the monitor.
10 finger touch is very responsive
I was sceptical whether it will be not enough speed or not enough quality. But once received product, it was ready to go. Keyboard and Mouse was great quality. The touch screen is very large it fills my whole desk, 10 finger touch is very responsive. It even has hands-free control like kinect. The processor is excellent speed. The product was firs day it was available and I received in 2 days.
I definetly would recommend this Acer, especially for your office but you can play as well.
Good graphics performance
Acer's attempt to enter the premium all-in-one market doesn't measure up. Performance, display quality, and value all come behind the competition, and these are the traits most important to an all-in-one.
Dell's XPS One, for example, starts at $1,599 with a 2560 x 1440 touchscreen and Core i5-3330s. In this configuration, the Dell has a much better display and offers better processor performance. Only graphics performance comes up short due to standard Intel HD 4000 in the base model.
A Powerful Computer
In short, this is a very powerful PC. Some people may want a more powerful graphics card, but the current one is fine and does its job well. The PC has almost no noise, looks very appealing and all i can say is, if you are on the fence about this PC, DONT BE! Buy it, and you wont regret your purchase.
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