All-in-one desktops court small-biz need for space, efficiency

Summary:It used to be that notebook design was inspired by desktop systems innovation. Now, however, that equation has been reversed.

It used to be that notebook design was inspired by desktop systems innovation. Now, however, that equation has been reversed.

The evidence comes in the form of an ever-growing crop of all-in-one desktop options, many of them entirely and especially appropriate for use by small businesses seeking to make the most of limited space and electricity resources. The rallying cry is thinner, more energy-efficient, more multimedia-savvy. And, of course, more touch-sensitive.

Among the latest batch of models fitting into this category is the very first all-in-one touchscreen desktop for the North America from smartphone leader Samsung (pictured below).

Consult this ZDNet Photo Gallery, "9 small-biz-appropriate touchscreen all-in-ones," for more details on the Samsung product and eight other new-ish all-in-one systems that have a touchscreen interface and that can be had for less than $1,000.

Topics: Hardware

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Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in transformative technology and innovation. Her articles have appeared in Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. In a past corporate life, Heather was editor of Computer Reseller News. She started her journalism lif... Full Bio

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