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The Best All-in-One Desktop Computers?

By that, I mean the All-in-One Desktop Computers that offer the best performance, features and reliability at various prices.

Why write this article?

How much time do you have to research the best computer?

Many of us don’t have much time to read, or the knowledge to understand detailed computer specifications and reviews and just want to know:
What’s the Best All-in-One Desktop for my needs?

I’m here to help you with this article. I believe that you deserve the best computer for your needs. That way, your computer is working for you and not the other way around. This allows you to focus your full potential on realizing what you want, without being limited by your computer.

With 19 years of experience with computer hardware, researching, always up-to-date research with the newest parts, performance and prices, I know what matters in a computer.
See my About page for more information on me, Mathieu Bourgie, and this website, Hardware Revolution

This is an Worldwide Guide!

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Summary

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The Best All-in-one Desktop Computers:

  1. Inexpensive, portable, 5hrs battery life
  2. Inexpensive 6 core CPU, DVD drive
  3. Powerful 8 core CPU
  4. 27″ 2560 x 1440 Touchscreen, 256GB SSD + 2TB hard drive
  5. 27″ Ultra HD 4K 3840 x 2160 display
  6. Apple iMacs

Upgrade your PC:

  1. Upgrade the storage

Inexpensive, portable, 5hrs battery life:

– $329.00 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

About the Acer Aspire AZ3 17.3″

This is the most inexpensive model you can get that offers a decent performance at a reasonable price.

It is equipped with a Intel Pentium J3710 Quad-Core CPU, which is by no means a powerhouse but it is fine for everyday tasks such as Microsoft Office, e-mails and web browsing.

You also get 4GB of RAM, which again, isn’t a lot, but is plenty enough for web browsing, e-mails and Office. If you have a torx screwdriver (if you don’t, get/borrow one?) I highly recommend spending an extra $21 to buy and add a second DDR3L 1600MHz 4GB SO-DIMM RAM stick to have a total of 8GB

One of the best perks of this model is that it has an integrated battery, rated for 5 hours, allowing you to carry it around, a bit like a tablet, only with a large 17.3″ display. It could be useful if you want to read/watch the news, have a recipe displayed when making, use it to show pictures to family members, etc.

Also, unlike many low cost models, it is equipped with a SSD, which means that your computer is a lot more responsive than models equipped with hard drives, which I simply no longer recommend in 2019 (soon 2020).

Despite being a low-cost model, you get a beautiful Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution screen with an IPS display panel which offers a vibrant color reproduction, great contrasts and large view angles.

Pros:

  1. Great cost for what this model comes with.
  2. Touchscreen 17.3″ display with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
  3. IPS display panel : vibrant colors, great contrasts and large view angles.
  4. 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  5. RAM can be upgraded to 8GB by adding a 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz SO-DIMM stick
  6. 128GB SSD for fast booting and a responsive PC
  7. WiFi 5 (802.11ac)
  8. Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  9. Webcam
  10. Micro SD card reader
  11. 2 x USB 3.0 type-A ports.
  12. HDMI video output
  13. Windows 10
  14. Wireless keyboard and mouse are included

Cons:

  1. CPU could be more powerful: Intel Pentium J3710 Quad-Core 1.6-2.64GHz
  2. 4GB of RAM isn’t enough if you intend on running multiple heavy applications
  3. No DVD drive
  4. No RJ-45 Ethernet port
  5. Storage is limited at 128GB.
  6. No USB Type-C
  7. Only 1 display output: HMDI. No Displayport or VGA.

Inexpensive 6 core CPU, DVD drive:

Non-Touch: – $878.99 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)
Touchscreen: – $999.99 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

About the Lenovo ThinkCentre M820z

This is a good all-around all-in-one.

Equipped with an Intel Core i5-8400, a six-core CPU and 8GB of RAM, this PC can handle everyday tasks with ease, as well as some more demanding programs, such as photo editing.

With a 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD, this PC boots quickly and is highly responsive.

This model is equipped with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 VA display panel, this means that you get large viewing angles.

It is available in two configurations: Without or with a touchscreen.

A rare thing nowadays, this model has a DVD drive, allowing you to listen to audio CDs and movies on DVDs.

Pros:

  1. Great cost for what this model comes with.
  2. Great CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 Six-Core 2.8-4.0GHz
  3. Available with a touchscreen as an option.
  4. 21.5″ display with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
  5. VA display panel : Large view angles
  6. Matte display that doesn’t reflect light
  7. 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  8. 1 available RAM slot, allowing you to easily upgrade to 16GB of RAM
  9. 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, for quick boot and an highly responsive PC
  10. Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
  11. Bluetooth 4.2
  12. DVD drive
  13. Ethernet RJ45 port.
  14. Incredibly thin bezels
  15. 1080p Full HD Webcam
  16. 3-in-1 card reader
  17. 5 x USB 3 Type-A and 1 x USB Type-C ports.
  18. Displayport video output
  19. Windows 10 Pro
  20. Stand that offers tilt adjustments of -5° (forward) and 45° (back), and swivel rotations between -45 and 45°
  21. Wired keyboard and mouse are included

Cons:

  1. 8GB of RAM isn’t enough if you intend on running multiple heavy applications
  2. Display is on the smaller side, at 21.5″
  3. Storage capacity is limited at 256GB

Powerful 8 core CPU

8GB RAM: – $1299.00 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)
16GB RAM: – $1364.95 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

Dell OptiPlex 7470

Equipped with an Intel i7-9700, a 8 core CPU, this is the most powerful All-in-One PC that I recommend.

It is available with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM. If you are tech-savy, you can always add RAM later on, otherwise, I highly recommend the 16GB model. After all, if you are opting for an high performance 8 core CPU, you probably are using demanding programs that can take advantage of more RAM. That and for $65, or 5% of the cost of the PC, you’ll make it significantly more future-proof.

Note that while a touchscreen model is available, I do not recommend it, as it is equipped with a lower performance 6 core CPU. If you want a touchscreen, I recommend either to go with the less expensive Lenovo model above or one of the two larger 27″ HP models below.

Storage wise, you get a 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, which which greatly improves this model’s responsiveness and booting speed.

If you want more storage, there’s an empty 2.5″ 9.5mm drive bay, allowing you to add a 2.5″ SATA III SSD (See my recommended 2.5″ SATA III SSDs) or a 2.5″ hard drive (See my recommended 2.5″ SATA III hard drives)

Pros:

  1. Equipped with a powerful Intel Core i7-9700 Eight Core Hyper-Threading 3.0-4.7GHz CPU
  2. Available with 8GB (1x8GB) or 16GB (1x16GB) of RAM
  3. Memory can be upgraded to 32GB by adding a second 16GB stick.
  4. 256GB SSD that improves responsiveness and booting speed.
  5. Empty 2.5″ 9.5mm drive bay
  6. 23.8″ display with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
  7. Thin bezels
  8. IPS panel for vibrant colors, good contrast and large viewing angles
  9. Matte display that doesn’t reflect light
  10. Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz) MU-MIMO 2 x 2
  11. Bluetooth 5.0
  12. Ethernet RJ45 port.
  13. 1080p Full HD Webcam
  14. SD?card reader
  15. 5 x USB 3.0 Type-A and 1x USB Type-C ports.
  16. HDMI 1.4 and Displayport 1.2 video outputs.
  17. Windows 10
  18. Wired Keyboard and mouse are included

Cons:

  1. No optical drive
  2. Touchscreen model has a lower-end 6 core CPU

27″ 2560 x 1440 Touchscreen, 256GB SSD + 2TB hard drive

– $1749.00 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

HP Pavilion 27-xa0080

Do you want an All-in-One computer with a large 27″ touchscreen and a lot of storage?

With the Intel Core i7-8700T Six-Core CPU and 16GB of RAM, this PC is capable of handling heavier workloads and multi-tasking without any problems.

Display wise, you get a 2560 x 1440 resolution display with an IPS panel.

There is a 256GB SSD which greatly improves the overall responsiveness and booting speed and a 2TB hard drive so you get a good storage capacity.

Pros:

  1. Equipped with a powerful Intel Core i7-8700T Six-Core Hyper-Threading 2.4-4.0GHz CPU
  2. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB graphic card
  3. 16GB of DDR4 RAM which makes it capable of handling heavy multi-tasking.
  4. 2TB hard drive storage capacity.
  5. 256GB NVMe m.2 SSD that improves responsiveness and booting speed.
  6. Thin bezels
  7. 27″ 2560 x 1440 resolution display
  8. IPS panel for?vibrant colors, great?contrasts and large view angles.
  9. WiFi 5 802.11ac
  10. Bluetooth 4.2
  11. Ethernet RJ45 port.
  12. 1080p Full HD webcam
  13. SD?card reader
  14. 3 x USB 3.0 and 2 x USB Type-C ports.
  15. 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x Displayport and 1x DVI outputs.
  16. Windows 10
  17. Wireless Keyboard and mouse are included

Cons:

  1. No optical drive

27″ Ultra HD 4K 3840 x 2160 display
– $1799.00 at B&H

HP EliteOne 1000 G2

If you are looking for an All-in-one that offers a large 27″ 3840 x 2160 4K display, this is what I recommend.

Equipped with a 6 cores Intel Core i7-8700, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, you get plenty of performance for everyday tasks.

Pros:

  1. Equipped with a powerful Intel Core i7-8700 Six-Core Hyper-Threading 3.2-4.6GHz CPU
  2. 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  3. RAM can be upgraded to 32GB (2x16GB)
  4. 256GB NVMe m.2 SSD that improves responsiveness and booting speed.
  5. Thin bezels
  6. 27″ 3840 x 2160 resolution display
  7. IPS panel for?vibrant colors, great?contrasts and large view angles.
  8. Matte display that doesn’t reflect light
  9. WiFi 5 802.11ac
  10. Bluetooth 5.0
  11. Ethernet RJ45 port.
  12. 5 x USB 3.0 Type-A and 1 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3) ports.
  13. 1x HDMI and 2x Displayport outputs.
  14. Windows 10
  15. Wireless Keyboard and mouse are included

Cons:

  1. No optical drive
  2. No card reader

Apple iMacs

The Apple iMac is available in 3 main models, each of which can be customized with different CPUs, graphics, RAM, storage, etc.
We have dedicated articles for each of them:

  1. How to choose the best Apple iMac 21.5″
  2. How to choose the best Apple iMac 27″
  3. How to choose the best Apple iMac Pro

– The 21.5″ model comes with lower performance Quad or Six Cores CPUs.

– The 27″ model is available with more powerful Six or eight cores CPUs.

– The iMac Pro model is available with even more powerful eight to eighteen cores CPUs. Ideal for creative professionals, for professional photo or video editing, 3D rendering and any other demanding tasks. This is the model that you want if you want a powerful iMac.

Upgrades

Want to upgrade the storage?

Visit the Best Internal 2.5″ and 3.5″ Hard Drives article and or The Best SSDs (Solid State Drives) For Your Money article.

Conclusion

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this article on the best All in one?Desktop Computers.

Do you have any feedback or any questions? Are you unsure which one is the best one for you?

Please leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.