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Dell's Inspiron 2320: a boring, cheap, reliable all-in-one
Dell's Inspiron line is its budget brand. This box is one I purchased from the Dell Outlet as a second office PC. It's got a touchscreen,l a decent webcam, and an unassuming design. It won't win any awards for its looks, but it gets the job done. And it's refreshing to see how little crapware came with it.
HP Elite One 800 G1 puts an all-in-one in business class
This review unit just arrived, and I'm excited to take a closer look at it. Most alll-in-ones are aimed at the consumer market. This is the first I've seen that is built for business. I'll have a more detailed look shortly.
Intel's NUC is the tiniest Windows PC ever
Man, this thing is tiny. It makes the Mac Mini look gargantuan in comparison, and it comes in at half the price.
Inside, it has an i3 processor, uses standard notebook-class memory, and saves the most space by using mSATA storage instead of an SSD. All told, I think I paid less than $350 for this full PC that fits in my hand and is more powerful than most desktops from five years ago.
In fact, if the NUC had arrived five years ago with this sort of performance, I would have loved to put it in the living room and use it as a Media Center. Today, it's more a curiosity than anything. Still, it works great with the Windows 7 and Windows 8 flavors of Media Center, and if you're pressed for space it's an interesting option.