Samsung Ativ One 5 Style The Ativ One 5 Style is the latest all-in-one touch-screen PC from Samsung, and it's hoping to be your TV, media center, and office. Daft name aside, it's styled like the company's Galaxy tablet range, boasts a full HD touch-enabled 21.5-inch display, and a quad-core processor.This 21.5in touchscreen desktop PC has a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution but an unfortunate glossy reflective finish. It's powered by an AMD A6 quad-core processor with shared graphics and 4GB of RAM. It seemed nippy enough during our hands-on time with it running Windows 8.From the front, the Style looks rather like a giant Galaxy Tab. Like the Tabs, it's a crisp white, glossy affair with a thick white bezel surrounding the screen. Around the edge is the same chrome-effect band Samsung uses on most of its Galaxy tablets and phones.Connectivity includes two USB3.0, two USB2.0, HDMI in and out, RJ45 (via a dongle) and a card reader. There's also a model an aerial socket you can watch and record HD TV and there's also Bluetooth so you can use it as a speaker for your smartphone or tablet. VS Apple iMac 21.5-inch (November 2012) The new 21.5-inch iMac is a lot slimmer than its predecessor, thanks to the elimination of the optical drive (the DVD based SuperDrive), as well as new manufacturing techniques like "friction-stir welding. Apple's attention to detail extends to the 21.5-inch version of its thin-looking Apple iMac.
But,The new Apple SuperDrive is also very thin, and has the single USB cable built into the unit. This also works to power the SuperDrive so there’s no need for a separate power adaptor. Windows-based all-in-one PCs offer tough hardware competition in the sub-$1,400 price range.
The bottom line:The new 21.5in Apple iMac (2012) delivers in all the ways we’ve come to expect iMacs to. It’s new super slim design is streaks ahead of the competition, as is the machine’s build quality. The 21.5-inch iMac will be a compelling lower-cost all-in-one for Mac loyalists, but you can get more capabilities from similarly priced Windows all-in-ones.
Apple OS X Mountain Lion 10.8; 2.7GHz Intel Core i5-3330S; 8GB 1,600MHz DDR3 SDRAM; 512MB Nvidia GeForce GT 640M graphics card; 1TB 5,400rpm hard drive Specifications
ProcessorIntel 3rd Gen Core i52.7 GHz
Memory8 GB / 16 GB (max)
Operating SystemApple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Graphics ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Monitor TypeLCD display
Cache TypeL3 cache
Cache Size6 MB
Price:$1,264.98 to $1,299.00
VS Asus ET2300INTI 23-inch IPS panel, Full HD 1920 x 1080 LED-backlit display for HD media playback.Extra features like Thunderbolt ports and Intel Wireless Display technology bolster the strong core components of the touch-screen Asus ET2300INTI all-in-one PC.
But, The ET2300INTI no longer comes with a Blu-ray capable drive. Instead, it has to make do with a regular Super-combo DVD drive. With Blu-ray being the medium of choice amongst many movie enthusiasts, the lack of a Blu-ray capable drive really puts a damper on the ET2300INTI’s ambitions of being an all-round entertainment system.Commodity PC styling won't win this Asus system any design awards.
The bottom line:With its dazzling multi-touch display, solid performance, and abundance of ports, the Asus ET2300INTI is an all-in-one worthy of serious consideration. It's not the most attractive PC out there, but the Asus ET2300INTI has a broad array of features that will entice those looking for a mainstream Windows 8 all-in-one.
Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit); 3GHz Intel Core i5-3330; 8GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM; 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 630M graphics card; 1TB 7,200rpm hard drive Specifications
Processor3rd Gen Core i5Intel i5-3330 / 3 GHz
Memory8 GB / 8 GB (max)
Operating SystemWindows 8 64-bit Edition
Graphics ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Graphics ControllerPlug-in card
Monitor TypeLCD display
Cache Size6 MB
Price:$1,290.52 to $1,412.96