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Thougts on an AIO computer

fvshaggy 3,655 1,166 March 14, 2016 at 08:42 AM
Good morning slickdealers,

My mother in law hug is looking for an AIO computer as she will be doing light work load on it. What is everybody's opinions on AIO's are they difficult to maintain is there any overheating issues since everything is so close together? I know I want at least an i3 if not i5.

Thanks for sharing!

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We need more info to really answer any of your questions specifically.The exact models your looking at.

In general AIO computers are usually difficult to make any hardware changes to. I have seen some having overheating issues although in general they tend to use laptop parts so it's not inherently an issue. Some models are better than others, some are worse than others etc.

You also might look at a large monitor and an Intel NUC. Mount the PC to the back of the monitor and be done.
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I like the Dell ones just get enough screen size I like 23"
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A separate tower with monitor will always be a better value. Easier to upgrade, have plenty of open air flow space in the tower. All in Ones are nice for people who don't know much about computers and want everything to be connected and not worry about hooking up wires.

If something goes wrong with the all in one, then you are out an entire computer until it's fixed.
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A separate tower with monitor will always be a better value. Easier to upgrade, have plenty of open air flow space in the tower. All in Ones are nice for people who don't know much about computers and want everything to be connected and not worry about hooking up wires.

If something goes wrong with the all in one, then you are out an entire computer until it's fixed.
basically same for desktop. bit less cost is how I would put it.
I can replace ram,cd,hd with ease

I wouldn't get a touch AOI

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basically same for desktop. bit less cost is how I would put it.
I can replace ram,cd,hd with ease

I wouldn't get a touch AOI

2 screws on the bottom, slide forward and the back is off
What I meant was if your monitor goes out then the whole computer is useless. With a separate tower you can hook it to something else
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many AIO use laptop parts sp heat is usually not an issue. I like not having all the cords, I have a Dell XPS 18 with an i7 processor it is basically just a 18" tablet but with a stand and keyboard it is a 18" all in one with a touchscreen. I also have a 23" AIO both no issues at all. Regular laptops are the biggest issues I have seen at home where I have all 3 types.
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many AIO use laptop parts sp heat is usually not an issue. I like not having all the cords, I have a Dell XPS 18 with an i7 processor it is basically just a 18" tablet but with a stand and keyboard it is a 18" all in one with a touchscreen. I also have a 23" AIO both no issues at all. Regular laptops are the biggest issues I have seen at home where I have all 3 types.
+1 for XPS 18. Its an AIO with a battery so you don't have to have it plugged in all the time and can use it as a tablet. I got mine used on ebay with an i3 and upgraded the ram and HDD. Add in a bluetooth keyboard and mouse and you are good to go.
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If you don't know it has an internal USB port which is where the standard wireless keyboard dongle goes.
Mine has a hybrid 500Gb drive and I really like it.

A friend picked one up to use with his bluetooth OBDI plug for his car so he can see everything on the tablet.
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I'd consider a Dell small business outlet optiplex AIO, can get an i3/i5 easily under $500 (with the ~30% coupons that come up weekly). 3yr NBD warranty included so you don't have to be support all the time Wink

We have a few around the office now and no issues yet.
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Thanks for all the information. I prefer to steer her away from the AIO but that is what she prefers. I will check out dell small business and see what I can find.

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