Sensible advice.....but, I would quite like (if possible) to have as little computer equipment around as possible...especially as I would like the machine to be in a social part of the house, not my study.
Of course, if the pretty machines are significantly worse, it would make no sense...but I HATE looking at electrical equipment with a passion, and the all-in-ones really appeal to me for that reason. You can still see the damn boxes and there has to be a place for them with normal PCs.
Apart from the upgrade thing (and you can, I presume get into the things if they need repairs?) are you saying the pretty ones are bad?
We...er...may have gonadally and temperamentally and work-based different computing priorities, methinks.
Dammit!!! On the last thread I did about this ages ago there were quite a few pretty computers.
Wish I could find that thread.
Of course, they may all have been naturally selected out in the interim.