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All-in-one desktop computers?

 
 
Reply Sat 5 Jan, 2013 07:10 pm
I think I need a new computer and wondered whether an All-in-One Desktop computer might be advisable.

I would appreciate knowing the pros and cons of these.
 
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jan, 2013 07:32 pm
@Advocate,
Sorry but I'm pretty familiar with a lot of types of desktop computers but maybe you could explain what exactly you mean by what you feel an all-in-one computer entails?

Market speak by computer companies like HP and Mac call their desktop computers all-in-one...but to me it's meaningless. What specific functions do you need a computer to do for you?
Advocate
 
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Reply Sun 6 Jan, 2013 03:13 pm
@Ragman,
I am, of course, talking about the computers in which the CPU is built into he monitor.

I use the computer for the usual stuff. I don't do gaming or photo-shopping. I surf, play the market, do able2know, etc.

I am concerned that the all-in-one may give me aggravation that a regular PC would not.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 6 Jan, 2013 03:29 pm
@Advocate,
I don't know about this stuff either, but maybe you should be asking questions about future repairs. This sounds somewhat like a laptop, and repairs have been known to be more expensive, and with fewer interchangable parts than a conventional desktop. Again, I'm not saying I know that to be true, but it would be a part of the decision.
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Zoidberg
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jan, 2013 02:44 pm
@Advocate,
I have one and i love it! It's an Acer, with the touch screen... don't know the model tough, i didn't buy it myself.
Advocate
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 10:12 am
@Zoidberg,
Zoidberg wrote:

I have one and i love it! It's an Acer, with the touch screen... don't know the model tough, i didn't buy it myself.


If you don't mind, would you please tell me the pros and cons of your computer.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 10:23 am
@Zoidberg,
Zoidberg wrote:

I have one and i love it! It's an Acer, with the touch screen...
don't know the model tough, i didn't buy it myself.
It sounds good.
Advocate
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 10:40 am
@OmSigDAVID,
David, long time! How are you?

Advocate
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 10:44 am
@Advocate,
Advocate wrote:

David, long time! How are you?

Advocate
Fine thank u.
I 'm getting ready to move to Florida (from NY).





David
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 11:24 am
@Advocate,
Let me help. I have an ACER and I'll be happy to help with the cons. The power switch is failing on mine. It's so bad that I log off and flip the switch on the surge protector. Otherwise, I may never get the gosh darn thing back on. Given the costs of repair, I just may have to replace it because of a dinky little switch.

I checked in with the repair shop, and the cost of a jury rigged repair is greater than the value of the computer. I contacted ACER parts for a replacement, and it turns out they don't sell or make a separate switch. It is a part of the "front bezel", which can probably be ordered for 39.95 + shipping. Then you gotta add in the shop charge.

By the way, the repair guy checked his sources and couldn't find a switch, but he did learn that switches are a big issue with ACER products. Newer models may be using higher quality parts, but this is not a good indication. Also, the power switch on the monitor is a little problematical, too.

If you check my profile, you will find a thread I started on this very issue.

Thanks for asking. I am not bashful about sharing my experience with ACER.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 11:46 am
@Advocate,
Cons: More expensive then a laptop but without the real portability of a laptop. Much more expensive then a desktop but with a very limited ability to upgrade the hardware (if you can actually upgrade) at a later date.

I'd say get a laptop or a desktop computer. These all-in-one's are goofy gimmicks AKA the mediocrity of both worlds.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 12:02 pm
@tsarstepan,
That's about my take on them.

They're made to sell, not to use.

Sure, they look nice with fewer cables, but the functionality just isn't there.
Advocate
 
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Reply Sun 31 Mar, 2013 04:43 pm
@DrewDad,
Thanks to everyone for the good advice.
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