Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IE
The Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IE delivers potent processing, discrete graphics and a lovely 4K touch screen, all in a stylish, yet affordable design.
Acer Aspire S 24
The Acer Aspire S 24 manages to look like a far more premium system than it is and pack some great features into its slim chassis, like Qi wireless charging, HDMI input and an Intel 8th Generation processor.
Apple iMac with 5K Retina Display (27-inch)
The Apple 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display is a must for photo and video editors, thanks to its stunning display and potent performance, but it's also a great choice for anyone who wants a capable desktop.
Our top pick for all-in-one PCs is the Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IE, which packs a gorgeous 4K display and discrete graphics into a sleek design.
If you're looking for something less expensive, our value pick is the Acer Aspire S 24, which offers a decent all-in-one PC for under $1,000. We also expect many top all-in-one PCs to be on sale for Amazon Prime Day, which kicks off on July 15.
All-in-one PCs are a great middle ground for those seeking a great home computer — they take up less room than traditional towers, and offer more screen space than most laptops. These unique PCs pack their components, ports and monitors into a single unit, allowing you to easily prop one onto your desk, plug in and get to work (or play).
Latest News and Updates (July 2019)
- The new Apple Mac Pro is here, and while it's not the all-in-one the iMac Pro was last year, the new design is stunning, with sharp new looks, an upgradeable design and a gorgeous monitor to match.
- Dell has announced the 2019 versions of the Inspiron 24 5000 AIO and Inspiron 27 7000 AIO, giving the new models an Infinity Edge display, a pop up webcam, a full range of processor options and Nvidia MX 110 graphics. Check out the full details and our hands-on photos from Computex.
How Much Do All-in-One PCs Cost?
All-in-One PCs run the gamut from affordable to premium pricing. Budget-friendly systems can be found for less than $1000, but will generally be limited to full HD resolution displays and low-powered Celeron and Pentium processors. Premium desktops can cost $2,000 or more, and boast 4K displays, the latest Intel Core i7 processors and discrete graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD.
Best Overall All-In-One
The Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IE delivers potent processing, discrete graphics and a lovely 4K touch screen, all in a stylish, yet affordable design. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-7700T processor and Nvidia GeForce 1050 graphics card, this stylish all-in-one delivers strong performance, a gorgeous 4K display and a healthy feature set.
Best Value All-in-One
The Acer Aspire S 24 looks far more premium than its sub-$1,000 price, thanks to an ultra-slim display and a design that incorporates wireless charging alongside solid performance. Acer even manages to fit a webcam into the barely-there display bezel.
Best for Photo/Video Editing
The Apple 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display is a must for photo and video editors, thanks to its stunning display and potent performance, but it's also a great choice for anyone who wants a capable desktop. Movies and photos look stunningly true-to-life on the iMac's 27-inch, 5120 x 2880 screen, and with a powerful 7th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and AMD Radeon Pro graphics inside, there's plenty of performance muscle to power any of your editing duties. Even with its new upgrades, the latest iMac retains its stunningly slim design, and includes Apple's Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard.
Best All-in-One for Artists
The Microsoft Studio 2 ($4,199 as tested) is the best thing around for anyone who does digital art, thanks to a gorgeous touchscreen that drops down low for comfortable touch and pen use. The better-than-4K display looks amazing, the touch screen supports both the Surface Pen and Surface Dial and the design is top-notch.
Best All-in-One for Pros
When it comes to all-in-one systems, they just don’t come more powerful than this. The Apple iMac Pro reclaims to Pro title with way more power than any consumer will ever need, making it the perfect addition to the video studio, the audio engineering booth or the architect’s office. Equipped with a 10-core Intel Xeon processor, workstation grade graphics and a mind-bending 128GB of RAM, this machine is pure power.
Best All-in-One For Audio
The Dell XPS 27 7760 makes an encore as the best sounding all-in-one around. This sweet sounding all-in-one has a 27-inch 4K display, potent Intel Core i7 processing, AMD’s latest Radeon RX 570 graphics card and a built-in, 10-speaker soundbar that will blow you away. If you want big, bright sound without an external speaker set, this is the PC to get.
Best Gaming All-in-One
Lenovo's IdeaCentre Y910 isn't just an impressive all-in-one, it's also a legitimately great gaming PC. Sporting up to an Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics card, this feature-packed desktop can handle the most graphically intense PC games and power your VR headset without breaking a sweat. It also features a depth-sensing RealSense camera, a fast Core i7 processor and a 27-inch quad HD screen that games look gorgeous on. But the real kicker is its upgradeable design, which allows you to keep the Y910 fresh by swapping out its RAM, storage and graphics cards.
Best 4K All-in-One
The Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 910's rich 4K display isn't just great for movies and photos — it can also be laid flat for digital drawing and sketching. Factor its strong processor and graphics performance and loud speakers, and you've got a great 4K-capable all-in-one for getting work done.
How We Test All-in-One PCs
Every all-in-one we review goes through a variety of benchmark tests in Purch Labs as well as long hours of real-world use. As with our laptop reviews, we use a colorimeter to measure the brightness, color accuracy and color gamut of each all-in-one's display.
For performance, we use the Geekbench 4 test to measure a system's overall processing abilities. We also run a custom spreadsheet test to see how long a PC takes to match 20,000 names to addresses. To evaluate each system's hard drive speed, we measure how long it takes to copy 4.97 worth of files.
If an all-in-one has discrete graphics, we run it through many of the same benchmarks we use for gaming PCs. That includes 3DMark Fire Strike, as well as the built-in benchmark tools of games like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Hitman and Grand Theft Auto V. If an all-in-one is made to support virtual reality, we'll also run the SteamVR Performance Test.
Most importantly, we spend a ton of time simply using each all-in-one PC for everyday activities. We watch movies, do work, play games, and blast music on the speakers, all to get a better sense of which ones are worth your money.