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.
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 (April 2019)
- Microsoft's Surface family isn't just laptops, tablets and a killer all-in-one desktop. It also includes the Surface Hub, a giant touchscreen made for collaboration in meetings. The new $9,000 Surface Hub 2S goes even farther, with a new battery-powered mobile design and modular upgrades.
- Apple's new iMacs have arrived, and they offer great features and performance to go with the familiar designs. We've reviewed both the 4K-equipped Apple iMac 21.5-inch and the impressive Apple iMac 27-inch. Check out our full reviews to learn why the iMac is still a leading choice for desktop users.
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.
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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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