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  1. chartwise

    chartwise Thread Starter

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    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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    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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    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 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.
     
  7. chartwise

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    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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