A desktop PC is an essential gadget found in most of today’s homes and offices. After all, a computer is fundamental for many tasks, whether it’s for work or recreation. However, with the rise of powerful but portable laptops and tablets, the need for full desktop computers is gradually declining. Compared to a desktop PC’s bulky components, complex cable system and large power consumption, sleek laptops and tablets are certainly becoming the more favorable choice. Nevertheless, there are still instances when you might need more power, memory and storage than your average laptop or tablet can provide. In these cases, an all-in-one desktop PC becomes a viable option.

Despite the decreasing sales of traditional desktop PC’s, the trend of all-in-one desktop PC’s shows no signs of slowing down. While a traditional desktop PC features several components (a monitor, a computer tower, keyboard and optional attachments like speakers and printers), an all-in-one PC is composed only of a single sleek screen or monitor. Components including the hard drive and the processor which are usually housed in the computer tower are all embedded right behind the screen or the base that the PC monitor is mounted in. Below are some of the most compelling reasons why you will want to shop for an all-in-one desktop PC.

  1. Larger Screens with Higher Resolutions
    All-in-one PC’s generally have larger screens than average laptops and this is an attractive feature to many consumers. If you usually use your laptop in one location (i.e. your office desk) and you are starting to feel restricted by the small screen size, then an all-in-one PC becomes a great option. Mid-range all-in-one PC’s go up to 27 inches in screen size and this can give you 1080p HD resolution. Some screen resolutions even reach 2560 x 1440. If you’re a multi-tasker who typically has two or more screens open at the same time then the large screen and high resolution will allow you to view each window side by side without compromising image quality. Needless to say, watching videos and movies as well as playing games will also be a bliss with these impressive screens and resolutions.
  2. Less Space Power Consumption
    One of the top drawbacks of the traditional desktop PC is that it takes up a lot of desk space. The bulky monitor is placed on top of the desk and the even bulkier computer case or tower usually sits beside it or on a designated shelf under the desk. Peripherals like the keyboard, mouse, speakers, printer and other accessories will take up the rest of the desk space. One of the most attractive features of an all-in-one PC is that it takes up much less desk space. Your computer setup will literally consist of a small keyboard, a mouse and the PC screen mounted on a base.
  3. Wireless and Cable-Free Operation
    Aside from its bulky and space-consuming components, another disadvantage with traditional desktop PC’s is that they often come with numerous cables and wires. Not only do these connectors make installation more difficult but the intertwined cables and wires also result to an unsightly clutter. With all-in-one desktop PC’s, a wireless and cable-free computer setup becomes possible. Since there is no computer case, you won’t have to deal with numerous cables connecting the computer tower to the monitor. The only cables that you will have to deal with are the power cable and the cables for the mouse and keyboard. For a completely cable-free setup, you can opt for a wireless mouse, wireless keyboard and wireless versions of common computer accessories like speakers and printers.
  4. Touch Screen Technology
    One feature of all-in-one PC’s that you won’t find in regular desktop PC’s is the touch screen technology. There are tasks that you perform with a desktop PC that are much easier using a touch screen, such as viewing pictures and browsing websites. If you’ve been dreaming of using Windows 8 then you should also know that its interface is best navigated using a touch screen monitor.

Giant computer manufacturers like Apple, HP, Samsung and Dell continue to produce top-of-the-line all-in-one desktop PC’s for average consumers. A few manufacturers are also designing and distributing industry-specific all-in-one PC’s. One of these manufacturers is Cybernet, who is fast gaining a reputation for its excellent line-up of all-in-one PC’s for a wide range of industries such as health care, government and education.