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Which all in 1 desktops are the best. Looking at dell and hp?
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Well what do you need the computer for? Do you have a price limit? If your limit is about £1,000 then the Dell Inspiron 27 7000 looks like a good machine. Is windows a requirement? If not then iMacs are still amazing machines. Their new M1 processors but them head and shoulders above the competition not to mention impeccable build quality, support and longevity and cost about the same as the Dell Machine.
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Well what do you need the computer for? Do you have a price limit? If your limit is about £1,000 then the Dell Inspiron 27 7000 looks like a good machine. Is windows a requirement? If not then iMacs are still amazing machines. Their new M1 processors but them head and shoulders above the competition not to mention impeccable build quality, support and longevity and cost about the same as the Dell Machine.
Yes a £1000 is limit.

Is windows 10 the latest OS? Mostly use for watching videos, browsing and some office work. What is the best processor?

Not to keen on imac in honesty
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Anyone suggest good options please
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Which all in 1 desktops are the best. Looking at dell and hp?
All in ones are generally very bad value for money
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All in ones are generally very bad value for money
Why?
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Why?
Basically your paying for the novelty of the all in one form factor. Meaning you get a lot worse specs for the same money and being an all in one theyre not upgradeable.

For example
All in one: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...25134-pdt.html

i5 processor
8gb ram
1TB storage
Onboard graphics

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https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved...II/xjPCgv94M6/
i7 processor
16gb ram
512gb m.2 ssd
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 Graphics
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I am still keen on all in 1. Any suggestions would be really appreciated
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Please suggest options guys
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Please suggest options guys
I dont anyone here will because i doubt anyone here has seriously considered purchasing one due to extremely bad value for money
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I dont anyone here will because i doubt anyone here has seriously considered purchasing one due to extremely bad value for money
Would you advice building one then
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Would you advice building one then
Building one isn't really an option. You'd need specialised hardware to handle some internal components such as the monitor and there's only a few options on the market. For your needs any modern AIO would do
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Which all in 1 desktops are the best. Looking at dell and hp?
Hi,

My university (that I work at) has a lot of HP all in 1 desktop machines. From my use with them, they seem to be OK computers.

As for "the best", I wouldn't be able to say as I haven't had much experience with all in 1 PCs, but it all depends on budget (the higher your budget, the better your specifications are likely to be), as well as what it is designed to be used for. Cooling is also going to be a factor, as all in 1s will have worse cooling than a traditional desktop PC (but should at least be better than a laptop).

Personally, if it was me needing a machine, I'd be buying (or building myself) a desktop PC, as these have more upgradability and modularity in mind, then adding a separate monitor myself - as basically, an all in 1 PC is just a PC and monitor in the same footprint and style as a PC monitor.
As for the suggestion of building an all in 1 PC yourself, I've never seen this as an option - so either (a) it's relatively uncommon, or (b) it's incredibly difficult and you'd be better off with either a prebuilt all-in-1 (and upgrading it yourself where possible), or a traditional tower PC and separate monitor.

Short version: Have a look at the leading manufacturers (HP seem OK), see what you need in terms of specification, and go from there. Also consider if a separate desktop and monitor would be better.
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Hi,

My university (that I work at) has a lot of HP all in 1 desktop machines. From my use with them, they seem to be OK computers.

As for "the best", I wouldn't be able to say as I haven't had much experience with all in 1 PCs, but it all depends on budget (the higher your budget, the better your specifications are likely to be), as well as what it is designed to be used for. Cooling is also going to be a factor, as all in 1s will have worse cooling than a traditional desktop PC (but should at least be better than a laptop).

Personally, if it was me needing a machine, I'd be buying (or building myself) a desktop PC, as these have more upgradability and modularity in mind, then adding a separate monitor myself - as basically, an all in 1 PC is just a PC and monitor in the same footprint and style as a PC monitor.
As for the suggestion of building an all in 1 PC yourself, I've never seen this as an option - so either (a) it's relatively uncommon, or (b) it's incredibly difficult and you'd be better off with either a prebuilt all-in-1 (and upgrading it yourself where possible), or a traditional tower PC and separate monitor.

Short version: Have a look at the leading manufacturers (HP seem OK), see what you need in terms of specification, and go from there. Also consider if a separate desktop and monitor would be better.
Thanks. Isn't the problem with a desktop pc the number of wires etc?
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Thanks. Isn't the problem with a desktop pc the number of wires etc?
Mostly yes, with a desktop you can get far better value for money than both desktops and AIOs and they can be upgraded easily for the future. Space and cables is the main downside. I wouldn't recommend an AIO in most circumstances. For your stated needs you would be able to pick up a cheap office desktop, or even a refurbished one, for well under £300.
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Thanks. Isn't the problem with a desktop pc the number of wires etc?
Hello - yes, desktop PCs do have more obvious wires (either inside the case, or wires going from the PC to a monitor), though even all in 1s will still need wires for a keyboard and mouse (unless you're using wireless ones), or Ethernet if you're using a wired internet connection.

If you buy a prebuilt PC then it means you won't need to worry too much about wirting it up yourself, and of course you can still upgrade components if you need to. All in 1 PCs will still have wires in them if you ever needed to open one up and perform repairs and/or upgrades, they'll just be smaller - like what you find in a laptop.

At the end of the day, all in 1 PCs are more compact and take up less overall space, and all you'll need is a power cable, mouse and keyboard (especially if they have built in wi-fi). Desktop PCs take up more space and do have more cables to manage, but are more modular and repair/upgrade friendly - plus, you can choose the exact monitor you want, or the exact parts you want to upgrade to etc.
In any case, whether you go for an all in 1 or a desktop PC, go for one with good cooling/airflow (so less likely to overheat), and go for one with good specifications (so you'll be less likely to need to upgrade anything in the short to medium term).
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Hello - yes, desktop PCs do have more obvious wires (either inside the case, or wires going from the PC to a monitor), though even all in 1s will still need wires for a keyboard and mouse (unless you're using wireless ones), or Ethernet if you're using a wired internet connection.

If you buy a prebuilt PC then it means you won't need to worry too much about wirting it up yourself, and of course you can still upgrade components if you need to. All in 1 PCs will still have wires in them if you ever needed to open one up and perform repairs and/or upgrades, they'll just be smaller - like what you find in a laptop.

At the end of the day, all in 1 PCs are more compact and take up less overall space, and all you'll need is a power cable, mouse and keyboard (especially if they have built in wi-fi). Desktop PCs take up more space and do have more cables to manage, but are more modular and repair/upgrade friendly - plus, you can choose the exact monitor you want, or the exact parts you want to upgrade to etc.
In any case, whether you go for an all in 1 or a desktop PC, go for one with good cooling/airflow (so less likely to overheat), and go for one with good specifications (so you'll be less likely to need to upgrade anything in the short to medium term).
How can good cooling and airflow be assessed on the website. I am looking at pc world
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What do people think of following
https://www.argos.co.uk/product/9202854

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