Here's a quick, close-up look at the ten best budget all-in-one desktop PCs on the market today.
Though the iOne H5 is somewhat unattractive, it offers a great swivel stand, and delivers powerful desktop PC performance in a basic business all-in-one package.
HP’s business-centric Compaq 6000 Pro lacks some of the extras that many consumer-oriented all-in-ones include--and it's less cost-effective than its competitors as a result--but it provides strong, category-leading performance. Its readily accessible innards give you some room to tinker, too.
The HP TouchSmart 310 balances polish and performance, with a simple, impressive multitouch interface that belies a capable PC. It also boasts an integrated HDTV tuner. Regrettably, the port placement is frustrating, and the system doesn't have a true 1080p display.
HP’s upgradable Omni 200 Quad PC kicks performance into high gear--but where are all the fashionable features? It lacks a touchscreen, and the quality of the speakers varies.
Despite lacking an optical drive, Lenovo's IdeaCentre A300 is an appealing all-in-one. It offers a wealth of connection options--including HDMI inputs and a TV tuner--in a stunning shell.
The Veriton Z410G is well connected, but it lacks some of the bells and whistles of competing models and has an unappealing chassis. It does provide decent video-playback quality, however, as well as efficient multitasking.
Facing tough competition at varying sizes and costs, and lacking diverse external connections, Sony's attractive all-in-one doesn't quite live up to its $1000 asking price. On the plus side, it offers Blu-ray support, along with excellent bundled software.
The inexpensive MSI Wind Top AE2050 provides compelling features, such as above-average display quality and USB 3.0 and HDMI connectivity. But several compromises and drawbacks--in particular, slow general performance and a center-heavy speaker setup--prevent it from surpassing its budget-priced peers.
HP’s Omni 100 is an extremely inexpensive all-in-one PC with good image contrast and Wireless-N connectivity, but if you spend a little more elsewhere, you'll get a better deal. We saw poor general performance from this machine in our tests, and its wired connection is limited to 10/100 ethernet.
Attractive and business-ready, the HP 100B All-in-One has a nice, bright screen with good viewing angles, but it fails to deliver on performance and features.
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