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larryh10000

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Looking at the pros and cons of All-In-One Vs Desktop PCs. Most videos and articles I have read on the Internet indicate that most All-In-One PCs don't support multiple monitors. Most don't have additional input ports to plug in an additional monitor. Is this typically true about All-In-Ones PCs?
 

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Unless you have a space issue or just prefer having an all-in-one, stick with a desktop/tower.
Besides being cheaper and having less hardware issues, a desktop/tower has more hardware upgrade options and is easier to service.

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larryh10000

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Thanks Mr. Flavallee (y)

I couldn't agree with you more, hard to repair and limited serviceability due to proprietary components, and several other reasons. Not something I would buy for myself, however, I'm a big fan of Scott Mueller, author of his well known series of computer books that go by the name of "Upgrading and Repairing PC's. He has recently released his 22nd edition and he has a book and video with a section where he discusses All-In-One PCs and he agrees with you Mr. Flavallee completely, desktop/towers are still the best rout to go.

However, he does mention ( as one of the cons of the All-In-One PC ) is that they don't provide a monitor output for dual displays. Do you or anyone reading this post or have an All-In-One PC that can confirm that they do not provide an output for dual monitors.
 

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An all-in-one functions very similar to a laptop/notebook, so I believe they support using only 1 external monitor.
Someone else here who has experience with using external monitors can better advise you.

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I have looked up several all-in-ones and they do not support external displays, you have to check each one
 
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