Cybernet iOne-H5 widescreen multi-touch

You know that when a technology becomes ubiquitous at the Consumer Electronics Show, it has hit the mainstream. All-in-one PCs, normally a form factor popular in the B2B market in the last decade, are now even making their way into consumers’ hands. And that is good news for everyone: manufacturers, businesses, and consumers.

A few statistics address the trend. The NPD Group estimated that 34% of the PCs sold in July 2011 were all-in-one PCs. IDC projected that nearly 16% of commercial PC purchases will be all-in-ones by the end of 2012. PC World stated that in 2011, all-in-one PCs transitioned from a novelty to a strong product category, exhibiting powerful performance in a compact form.

During 2011, the big PC manufacturers introduced some new all-in-one PC designs that can be used by business and consumers: Apple released one, HP released two, and Dell released one. Of course, they have a lot of catching up to do in order to compare with Cybernet, because we released 5 new all-in-one LCD PCs and one keyboard PC, for a total of 6 in 2011. Our primary business is all-in-one PCs, however, so that is to be expected. Our PCs are mainly used for B2B purposes, and a growing number of them are for specialized markets such as health care, who have a very specific set of requirements.

All-in-one PCs are also evolving in terms of features. Most of the new all-in-one computers are widescreen models, which are great for multitasking. Many have touch screen capability (single or multi-touch). The processors and graphics capabilities available in all-in-ones are comparable to what you’d find in a standard PC tower configuration. These trends all beg the question: why NOT an all-in-one PC? Indeed, the market has answered.