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So, which all-in-one personal computer suits your needs and budget?
     Print Edition: July 2013

So, which all-in-one suits your needs and budget?


1. IMAC 27-INCH(Rs 1,17,047 onwards)
Arguably the best all-in-one around, the redesigned iMac is just 5mm thick. And it still packs a punch with 8GB of 1,600 MHz memory, a 1TB hard drive, third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors. There is a cheaper 21.5-inch version as well.

HP TouchSmart
2. LENOVO IDEACENTRE A720 (Rs 1,15,990 onwards)
This is the iMac equivalent for Windows users. However, this does two things which the iMac can't. One, it has a 95-degree adjustable viewing angle and, two, it comes with a 10-point touchscreen. Buy the optional TV Tuner features and this 27-inch frameless display becomes a television.

3. HP TOUCHSMART 620 3D PC (Rs 92,000)
As the name suggests, this 23-inch AiO can become a complete entertainment hub by playing 3D content and its superb Beats Audio system. This one too can recline to a 60 degree angle so that you can exploit the touchscreen and the 'Magic Canvas' features. However, there is no Windows 8 version available.


1. ASUS ET2220INTI (Rs 65,000)
This new launch from Asus features the latest 3rd generation Intel Core processor and a 10-point touch screen on Windows 8. The 21.5-inch FullHD LEDbacklit display can be tilted to 45 degrees for optimal viewing. ASUS SonicMaster Technology delivers improved audio clarity, louder volumes and detail.

Asus all-in-one
2. LENOVO IDEACENTRE B540 (Rs 75,990 onwards)
This 23-inch AiO has a stunning FullHD screen and optional Blu-Ray optical drive and TV Tuner features that make it ideal for family entertainment. It also has the processing muscle for high-end computing tasks.

3. DELL INSPIRON ONE 23 (Rs 56,990 onwards)
The touchscreen is optional on this 23-inch display, and processing power too can be revved up to Intel Core i7 levels if you so desire. This and other features like the MaxxAudio make this a good buy for home users.


1. ACER Z SERIES (Rs 29,990 onwards)
Acer is relatively new in this segment and has launched a 21.5" LED LCD full HD widescreen with Dolby Home Theatre v4.0 technology. However, this device has an Intel Pentium Processor and Windows 8.

Lenovo IdeaCentre
2. HCL BEANSTALK ADV10040 (Rs 33,500 onwards)
Designed for Indian conditions this 21.5-inch HD LED AIO comes with an in-built battery that is good for 1.5 hours power back-up. The unit has a sleek design and an anti-glare backlit display. HCL has also packed in three-year McAfee anti-virus and an edutainment kit.

3. LENOVO IDEACENTRE C240 (Rs 21,990 onwards)
Arguably the cheapest AiO in the market, the 18.5-inch C240 comes Celeron Dual Core processor with 2GB DDR3 RAM and 500 GB storage. The device will be available with Windows 8.

Courtesy: Gadgets & Gizmos

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