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All-in-one PCs: How to buy the right one
Till a year ago most purchases of all-in-ones were influenced by space constraints. Now, however, the all-in-one has become a complete PC.
iMAC 27-INCH

iMAC 27-INCH

HIGH-END

iMAC 27-INCH
Arguably the best all-in-one around, the redesigned iMac is just 5mm thin at the edges. But it still packs a punch with 8GB of 1600 MHz memory, a 1TB hard drive, third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors. There is a cheaper 21.5-inch version too.
Price: Rs 1,17,047 onwards

LENOVO IDEACENTRE A720
This is the iMac equivalent for Windows users. However, this does two things which the iMac can't. One, it has a 95-degree adjustable viewing angle and, two, it comes with a 10-point touchscreen. Buy the optional TV Tuner features and this 27-inch frameless display becomes a television.
Price: Rs 1,15,990 onwards

HP TOUCHSMART 620 3D PC
As the name suggests, this 23-inch AiO can become a complete entertainment hub by playing 3D content and also thanks to its superb Beats Audio. This one too can recline to a 60 degree angle so that you can exploit the touchscreen and the Magic canvas features. However, there is no Windows 8 version available.
Price: Rs 92,000

MID-RANGE

ASUS

ASUS ET2220INTI




ASUS ET2220INTI
This new launch from Asus features the latest 3rd generation Intel Core processor and a 10-point touch screen on Windows 8 . The 21.5-inch FullHD LED-backlit display can be tilted to 45 degrees for optimal viewing. ASUS SonicMaster Technology delivers improved audio clarity, louder volumes and detail.
Price: Rs 65,000

LENOVO IDEACENTRE B540
This 23-inch AiO has a stunning FullHD screen and optional Blu-Ray optical drive and TV Tuner features that make it ideal for family entertainment. It also has the processing muscle for high-end computing tasks.
Price: Rs 75,990 onwards

DELL INSPIRON ONE 23
The touchscreen is optional on this 23-inch display, and processing power too can be revved up to Intel Core i7 levels if you so desire. This and other features like the MaxxAudio make this a good buy for home users.
Price: Rs 56,990 onwards

ENTRY-LEVEL

LENOVO

LENOVO IDEACENTRE C240



LENOVO IDEACENTRE C240
Arguably the cheapest AiO in the market, the 18.5-inch C240 comes Celeron Dual Core processor with 2GB DDR3 RAM and 500 GB storage. The device will be available with Windows 8.
Price: Rs 21,990 onward

ACER Z SERIES
Acer is relatively new in this segment and has launched a 21.5" LED LCD full HD widescreen with Dolby Home Theatre v4.0 technology. However, this device has an Intel Pentium Processor and Windows 8.
Price: Rs 29,990 onwards

HCL BEANSTALK ADV10040
Designed for Indian conditions this 21.5-inch HD LED AIO comes with an in-built battery that is good for 1.5 hours power back-up. The unit has a sleek design and an anti-glare backlit display. HCL has also packed in three-year McAfee anti-virus and an edutainment kit.
Price: Rs 33,500 onwards

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