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18-Aug-2012, 05:37 AM #1
All In One PCs
Later in the year i'm thinking about buying an HP or Acer All-In-One PC.
Reason is that I want to get a PC with touchscreen ability at a reasonable price.

Could anyone please tell me how are upgradable & repairable they are (especially memory or if the HDD fails)?
Also how good are they for web designers?

All help much appreciated

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18-Aug-2012, 09:42 AM #2
Depends entirely on the specific model.

This one is the most upgradeable all-in-one. It's also the most expensive. Cheap ones aren't as upgradeable if at all.
http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-of...n-ENERGY-STAR-
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18-Aug-2012, 09:48 AM #3
Memory and hard drive are always upgradable or at least replaceable; you may not be able to add more if the system is already at the maximum of what it can support.

For deisgn work, you may want a unit with a dedicated video card that can do hardware acceleration, but you'd have to see what your software supports or if it can benefit from such acceleration.
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Memory and hard drive are always upgradable or at least replaceable; you may not be able to add more if the system is already at the maximum of what it can support.
I wouldn't make that assumption. All-in-ones are heading in the direction of disposable devices. The new Apple MacBook is not upgradeable at all, and there may certainly be all-in-ones that are not upgradeable in any way as well.
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I wouldn't make that assumption. All-in-ones are heading in the direction of disposable devices. The new Apple MacBook is not upgradeable at all, and there may certainly be all-in-ones that are not upgradeable in any way as well.
I definately don't want a MAC being used to Windows PC since the Windows 98 days

Do you know of any HP or Acer desktop PC packages with touch screen capability please?
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I wasn't suggesting you buy an Apple Mac (not all capital letters). I'm making a point about upgradeability. Touch screen support will be limited until Windows 8 comes out.

I posted a link to very upgradeable all-in-one from HP.
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I wasn't suggesting you buy an Apple Mac (not all capital letters). I'm making a point about upgradeability. Touch screen support will be limited until Windows 8 comes out.

I posted a link to very upgradeable all-in-one from HP.
Buying a Mac is definately out of the question. Main reason: I'd have to buy all new software which is damned expensive.
Also never having used a Mac would be a steep learning curve especially with a one button mouse.
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