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 Lenovo IdeaCentre 520S-23IKU, which offers a decent all-in-one PC for under $1,000.
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).
Plus, with the Windows 10 Creators Update out, it certainly won't hurt to have a big interactive screen to take advantage of the operating system's new painting, gaming and communication features. Here are our top all-in-one picks in every category.
All-in-One PC News
New all-in-one systems are right around the corner that feature powerful new hardware and premium designs.
- The HP EliteOne 1000 G1 is a business all-in-one with a design so upgradeable you can even swap out the display. With tool-free access to all of the internals and integrated touch-sensitive controls for video conferencing, HP is making this an attractive buy for the office set.
- Starting at $749, the new HP Pavilion All-in-One redesigns HP’s entry level model with an edge-to-edge display design and improved sound with B&O Play audio.
- Coming this December, Apple iMac Pro puts the workstation-class power of the compact Mac Pro desktop into the sleek all-in-one design of the iMac.
- The Aspire S24, unveiled at the IFA trade show in Berlin, won't arrive in the U.S. until January 2018, but the 24-inch machine could be one of the first all-in-ones to feature Intel's 8th Generation Core processors.
Best All-in-One PCs
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.
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