Top-of-the-line processor and graphics card offer best-in-class performance
Though it's mainly a speed bump, the inclusion of the latest 4th-generation Intel Core i5 quad-core processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M Kepler graphics bump the Apple iMac 27-inch (Intel Core i5-4670) back to the top spot on our high-end all-in-one desktop list.
Apple's top-end iMac reasserts its position as the best all-in-one
At $2889, this high-end version of Apple's iMac 27in costs significantly more than its closest rival, Dell's XPS One 27. However, the Apple surpasses Dell's giant-sized all-in-one in almost every regard. The Dell's display is good, but the iMac's is sensational, and the superior GPU sees it trounce the Dell in our gaming benchmarks. If you're in the market for the ultimate all-in-one PC, the Apple iMac 27in reigns supreme.
The combination of speed, design, and screen performance make it an excellent option
More affordable at its best, and more capable at its maximum: that seems a pretty good way to sum up the 2013 iMac. Apple's all-in-one not only looks the part but delivers on performance when the right boxes are ticked, and whether you're a gamer, a multimedia editor, or just love browsing, the combination of speed, design, and screen performance make it an excellent option.
Great computer and has all the works
This is a great computer. Has all the works. I did not have the option to have Microsoft Office 2010 onto it but I already had Microsoft 2007 to put on there so no worries for me there. The only problem that I have is the stupid Windows 8 OS. Really hate the Windows 8 style and not good for non-touch screen computers. I want to down grade, but I might have to pitch in some money because the system does not say what Windows 8 it is, either home or professional.
Attractive, functional enclosure and well-rounded performance
Should you buy this desktop when new processors are right around the corner? We think so, as the new processors will probably command a slight premium. But, if youâ??d rather wait, feel free to do so since Acer will no doubt continue using this excellent design for desktops built on the new Intel processors.
A desktop for someone requiring bit more power than a typical low-end computer has to offer
Acer Aspire AT3-600-UR11 is a desktop for someone requiring bit more power than a typical low-end computer has to offer. If you're into HD movies, casual gaming or some heavy programs, you'd get the most out of this desktop. If you also happen to already own a monitor, buying this Acer wouldn't basically hurt your wallet at all.
Has everything you need (except monitor) to get up and running quickly
BEING A PREVIOUS GATEWAY CUSTOMER, THIS WAS AN EASY CHOICE FOR ME. IT HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED (EXCEPT MONITOR) TO GET UP AND RUNNING QUICKLY. IT HAS A HUGE HARD DRIVE AND 6GB OF MEMORY WHICH IS PLENTY FOR THE AVERAGE USER. A BEAUTIFUL CASE PLUS A KEYBORD AND MOUSE AND PLENTY OF USB PORTS PLUS 2 USB 3.0 WHICH SPEEDS UP YOUR UPLOADS OR DOWNLOADS. FOR THE PRICE, IT WOULD BE A WISE CHOICE FOR A COMPUTER.
Nice Desktop with a moderately fast processor
I bought this machine for my grandson from Amazon, LLC. So far I like most everything about the computer, it has windows 8 which should be fine when the update comes out the end of this month. There is limited bloatware on this machine which I removed. It has McAfee which I removed and then turned on windows defender much better and free. The thing was that while the box was sealed by Lenovo when I opened the box you could tell it was a re-seal.
Built-in Wi-Fi & optional Blu-ray
Lenovo continues to make strides in the slim desktop PC category with the IdeaCentre H520s. It combines a slim space-saving design with ease of use and a range of entertainment features. It features an Intel Core i5 CPU, 6GB of RAM, built-in wireless connectivity and a 1TB hard drive. The slim design does limit future expansion, but it comes with everything most users will need.
Lenovo IdeaCentre H520
Lenovo IdeaCentre H520 is a high-tier desktop suitable for power-seeking users who don't want to pay too much for their computer. Graphics performance is subpar so gamers would do better with another desktop, but other power users would definitely enjoy this Lenovo.
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.
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.
Awesome! Great speed. Easy to setup, although a bit heavy. The best part is the Windows Media Center
on 27 inches of close up high definition. And matched with the Bose companion 5, and a Memorex
Blu Ray burner with USB 3.0... Oh yeah!...The TV tuner works great. All kinds of audio/video multitasking
is a snap. The Touch Screen is tons of fun for games. Unless you really need a laptop...this is the way to go!
Nice Capacitive Multitouch Display
Lenovo's IdeaCentre A720 differs for the majority of the new 27-inch all-in-one systems because it offers a capacitive multitouch display. While this may not be a huge feature right now, when Windows 8 launches it will give it a major advantage. It also does an excellent job with media features by including Blu-ray and HDMI inputs allowing it to double as a media station while still have a very small overall profile.
Lenovo IdeaCentre A720
We really feel that Lenovo has a hit with the IdeaCentre A720 with only a few minor glitches. The Blu-ray player, beautiful 27-inch touchscreen and stunning design really make us love this PC. The lack of additional USB ports, a higher screen resolution and mediocre benchmark performance isn't enough to keep us away. We believe that once Windows 8 is released this fall and more touch-centered apps are available, this PC will become even better.
Excellent build quality
We fell in love with the A720 when we took it out of the box. It's a sleek entry into a world of 27-inch all-in-ones that are universally chunky. Even Apple should be jealous.
The honeymoon quickly wore off, however, as we started to notice some flaws. The A720's touchscreen seems pointless given the lack of a good touch interface. Performance is behind the competition. And the display doesn't serve up as many pixels as it should.
Brilliantly designed display mount
The A720's VA (Vertical Alignment) display looks gorgeous with video, websites, and games, but it doesn't hold a candle to the 2560x1440-pixel PLS panel on the Dell XPS One 27. Then again, the Dell costs $300 more than the Lenovo. So let's compare Lenovo's A720 to Asus's ET2701 INKI-B046C: That machine costs $200 less and is equipped with a faster CPU and GPU.
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.
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.
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