Every June, the PC industry descends on Taipei to show off its latest wares. The Computex trade show is a great place to see some awesome new gadgets and spot computing trends. So, what kind of promising new computers did they build on the eve of Windows 10?
Ever since affordable-TV-mainstay Vizio entered the PC market two years ago, it's been the proud producer of some of the best-looking laptops and all-in-ones this side of Cupertino. With its latest refresh, it may have finally found the function to match its form.
This is a problem. It's not the biggest problem in the world, but it's a just such a dumb, thoughtless, annoying design flaw that it bears mentioning. Apple's doing headphone jacks wrong. Actually, no, everyone's doing them wrong.
We've known about the Asus Transformer AIO since back at Computex, but the mutant hybrid wasn't in working order until now. The verdict? ...Kind of cool, actually.
Gadgets get thinner. Apple's gadgets more than most. That's just the natural order of things. But while thin and light are two of the chief virtues of mobile, and prettier is always better, the new deskbound iMac has to prove it's more than just a diet plan.
When HP rolled its first TouchSmart All-In-One back in 2008, the potential of such a machine was evident even if the idea itself wasn't fully realized. Enter the 23.6-inch HP Spectre One.
Gone is the IR-based touch technology used in previous devices. In its place, a capacitive, multitouch panel. And no longer do we…
Following the release of HP's Omni 27 all-in-one PC last year, a solid, if not exactly jaw-dropping offering, the company is back with the Envy 23, which carries the same design DNA and much of the same functionality, only with Ivy Bridge processors and a smaller screen.
Windows 8 is polarizing among longtime Windows users. But there's one, inescapable thing about it: It's coming. And with it, hardware manufacturers are preparing with machines that you're going to want to touch.
Lenovo's Y-series laptops aren't flashy by any means, but the Intel Core i7 Processor, NVIDIA GeForce discrete graphics, JBL premium sound and Blu-ray drive make up for the workman-like exterior.
Not merely satisfied with their finger-friendly Touchsmart All-In-One line, HP is moving back into the non-touch AIO space with the Omni 27, a snappy, dual-core Windows machine.
All-in-one computers are machines generally designed for home offices and living rooms. Those addicted to Microsoft Exchange are typically not the target audience. Lenovo's ThinkCentre Edge 91z reconsiders that assumption.
Smudges! They're the scourge of any multitouch all-in-one PC, especially for the clammy palmed among us. A problem Sony might just have solved by putting gesture-based shortcuts on the bezel.
At 18.5-mm deep, the Lenovo IdeaCentre A320 is the thinnest all-in-one PC in the world. Lenovo's held that distinction three years running—but this year's model packs in performance to match.
Sony's joined the all-in-one touchscreen party, with a shiny Vaio J entrant that you can trick out pretty impressively: 21.5-inch 1920x1080 display, up to a Core i7 CPU and 8GB of RAM. But is it as affordable as they say?
MSI made some all-in-one noise at CES with the AE2420, and they're stepping it up again for next week's CeBIT 2010 show in Germany. There, they'll introduce the world's first large screen all-in-one PC capable of handling 1080p 3D media.
You think you're better than me, TouschSmart 600? You think because you're now configurable with Core i7 720QM (1.6 GHz) or i7 820QM (1.73GHz) processors—starting at $1700—that you've defeated the long-standing caste system separating man and machine?
Sure, nobody gets excited about business computers, and these Lenovos (including the company's first business all-in-one) are pretty snooooore. But one of them could be your next office computer, and it's our duty to inform and educate you fine cubicle-folk.