All-in-One computer

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

All-in-one PCAn All-in-One computer takes all of a 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 most popular brands that manufacture all in one computers include Acer, Apple, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo.

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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 touchscreen display, like that found on many laptop computers and mobile devices.

In the 1980s, All-in-One computers first started to appear with the introduction of the original Apple Macintosh computer, as well as other models like the 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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