All-in-One computer

Updated: 04/30/2020 by Computer Hope
All-in-One PC

An All-in-One computer takes all the desktop computer's internal hardware components and builds them into the same case that houses the monitor. The overall effect is a smaller computer footprint and often, a cleaner appearance as there are fewer wires showing. Today, the top brands that manufacture All-in-One computers include Acer, Apple, ASUS, Dell, HP (Hewlett-Packard), and Lenovo.

Additional example information

All-in-One computers often have larger monitor sizes in the 21-inch to 27-inch range. They come with a keyboard and mouse but do not include a printer. They may also feature a touch screen display, like that found on many laptop computers and mobile devices.

In the 1980s, All-in-One computers started appearing with the introduction of the Apple Macintosh computer, Compaq Portable, the Osborne I, and the TRS-80 Model II. It was Apple who widely popularized the All-in-One with the introduction of the iMac in the late 1990s.

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