While tablets have eaten into notebook sales, notebooks, tablets, and many other product types have completely upended the desktop market. Now, manufacturers are borrowing from tablets by incorporating touchscreen technology into all-in-ones, which have created a new mid-range PC market. As a re-birth of the desktop PC, all-in-ones offer desktop capabilities, a large display, and portability. Users are able to leave it set up as a desktop, but can relocate when necessary, taking it to play games with the family at the coffee table or even to go work outside.
The Dell XPS 18 is a prime example of these all-in-one units; it features an 18.4-inch screen, an Intel Core CPU, HD 4000 graphics, full HD 1920 x 1080 display, up to 8GB of RAM, and nearly 5 hours of battery life. Starting price is around $900 and it makes for a portable option with its smallish size and its battery life is unmatched by current competition.
There are plenty of all-in-one options hitting the scene, changing the future of the desktop. All-in-ones offer users the reliability and functionality of a desktop with more portability than traditional monitor and tower units. The experts at DesktopReview explore the all-in-one trend in depth, including the devices that are driving it.