PCR's guide to the latest desktops and all-in-ones

This month's guide features products from Acer and LG
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With more customers looking for increased computing performance and higher specs, desktop PCs are becoming more popular as users turn away from tablets. Jade Burke picks out the latest models on the market…

SPIRE - INTEL CORE I3-4160 WITH WINDOWS 7

Distributor: Spire Technology

Customers can choose from Windows 7 Professional or Home Premium for their desktop from Spire. It also features an Intel Core i3-4160 processor, an Asus H81M-E motherboard, and a full year’s licence of BullGuard Internet Security.

Specs: Six USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports, 500GB hard drive, 4GB DDR4, BullGuard Internet Security.

SRP: Professional £292.34, Premium £308

LG CHROMEBASE

Distributor: Exertis

LG’s Chromebase comes with Google’s Chrome operating system, giving users access to Gmail, Drive, Search and Maps. It takes 10 seconds to boot up and features a 21.5-inch Full HD 1920x1080 IPS display.

Specs: 1920x1080 IPS display, 178-degree viewing angle, 1.3MP webcam, microphone.

SRP: Around £279

MSI ADORA20 2BT All-in-One PC

Distributor: VIP Computers

With a width of 23mm at its thickest point, the MSI Adora20 has a 19.5-inch LCD screen, which features an anti-glare display. The all-in-one can also be equipped with an optional SSD.

Specs: Windows 8.1, LED backlight, Anti-Flicker technology, Intel HD graphics, 10-point touch.

SRP: £299.99

ACER VERITON X2631G SFF

Distributor: Northamber

The Veriton 2 series comes in different form factors and has an Intel Core i3 chipset with a processing speed of 2.40GHz. Its total hard drive memory is 500GB, while 4GB of DDR3 standard memory is also available.

Specs: Two USB 3.0 and four 2.0 USB ports, 4GB DDR3 memory, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

SRP: £358.33 excluding VAT

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DELL XPS 18 PORTABLE ALL-IN-ONE

Distributor: Exertis

Users will be able to take advantage of the five hour battery life in this all-in-one and view content on its 18.4-inch Full HD display. It comes with 3rd Generation Intel Core processors and runs on Windows 8.

Specs: 1080p video playback, 18.5-inch screen, Windows 8, 3rd Generation Intel Core processors.

SRP: TBC

ASUS 23” ET2321IUTH-B015Q ALL-IN-ONE PC

Distributor: VIP Computers

With a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor and Intel Iris graphics, Asus’ all-in-one also has a 23-inch IPS panel Full HD display. It runs on Windows 8 Pro, however, other editions are also available for customers.

Specs: 23-inch IPS panel, Windows 8 Pro, 4th Gen Intel Core processor, HDMI ports, 10-point touch.

SRP: £649.99

ACER VERITON M6630G TOWER

Distributor: Northamber

This tower from Acer features Intel Haswell technology in the chassis and includes an Intel Core i7-4770 processor. 8GB of memory is included within the form factor plus 1TB of storage and 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT620.

Specs: 1TB storage, 8GB memory, Nvidia GeForce GT620 1GB, Haswell technology, Windows 7 Professional.

SRP: £683.33 excluding VAT


DELL XPS 27 ALL-IN-ONE

Distributor: Exertis

An 8M cache speed of up to 3.9GHz is available with the XPS 27 which comes with 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4770S processors. It runs on Windows 8.1 and comes with 16GB DDR3 memory, plus a 32GB mSATA Solid State Drive.

Specs: 27-inch display, 4th Generation Intel Core i7, Windows 8.1, 16GB DDR3 memory.

SRP: £1,529

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ASUS 27” ET2701IUTI-B003K ALL-IN-ONE PC

Distributor: VIP Computers

A 10-point touch screen and Windows 8 is available with Asus’ all-in-one, as well as 3rd generation Intel Core processors. It can also be used as a second display by connecting other PCs or laptops via its HDMI input port.

Specs:27-inch display, 10-point touch, 3rd generation Intel Core processors, HDMI ports.

SRP: £1,099.99

ACER VERITON N4630G USFF

Distributor: Northamber

The Acer Veriton N series comes with an Intel Core i3-413OT processor and 500GB of storage. It is compatible with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and features 4GB of DDR3 memory.

Specs: 4GB DDR3 memory, 500GB storage, Windows 7 Professional, additional form factor sizes.

SRP: £383.33 excluding VAT

DELL XPS 8700 DESKTOP

Distributor: Exertis

Compatible with Windows 8.1, this desktop also comes with 4th Generation Intel Core processors. 16GB of RAM is included, plus users can also opt for Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 graphics and 2TB of hard drive storage.

Specs: Six USB 3.0 ports, optional 2TB hard drive, Windows 8.1, 4th Generation Intel Core processors.

SRP: Starting from £729


ACER VERITON Z2660G

Distributor: Northamber

With a swivel angle of 120 degrees, Acer’s all-in-one can also pivot from landscape to portrait. It can tilt from -5 to 35 degrees and its height can be adjusted by as much as 150mm. The Veriton also has a frame stand.

Specs: 4GB DDR3 memory, 500GB storage, Windows 7 Professional, Core i3-4130T, LED screen.

SRP: £591.33 excluding VAT

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DELL INSPIRON 3000 DESKTOP

Distributor: Exertis

Customers can choose between either Intel Pentium processors or 4th Generation Intel Core i3 processors for this desktop. It is also compatible with Windows 8.1 and features either 4GB or 8GB of DDR3 memory.

Specs: Four USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports, 4GB/8GB DDR3 memory, mic/headphone jacks, Intel HD graphics.

SRP: Starting from £259

HANNSPREE AIO PC

Distributors: Entatech, Exertis, Ingram Micro, Midwich

Hannspree’s monitor comes with a 27-inch Full HD display and a 1920x1080 resolution. It features a Quad Core Intel CPU and is compatible with Windows 8.1. Plus, 2GB DDR3 memory is included, as well as 32GB of storage.

Specs: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, 32GB storage, 2GB DDR3 memory, Windows 8.1, 10-point touch.

SRP: £299

FUJITSU ESPRIMO Q520 MINI PC

Distributor: Northamber

Mini PCs are good space-saving alternatives and Fujitsu’s has an integrated 90 per cent efficient power supply, which helps to cut users’ energy bills. It comes with a Zero Noise functionality for silent operation.

Specs: 4GB storage, two 3.0 USB ports and four 2.0 USB ports, Windows 7 Professional, Intel H81 chipset.

SRP: £438 excluding VAT

ASUS 18.4” P1801-B098K TRANSFORMER ALL-IN-ONE

Distributor: VIP Computers

This all-in-one PC features an 18.4-inch Full HD display, which can be detached from the stand, giving users the opportunity to use it as a touch tablet. It also runs on a 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor.

Specs: Windows 8, Android 4.1 option, Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, Detachable Full HD display.

SRP: £999.99

CONTACT
Entatech 0333 101 1000

Exertis (Basingstoke) 01256 70 70 70

Exertis (Harlow) 01279 822 822

Ingram Micro 0871 973 3000

Midwich 01379 649200

Northamber 020 8296 7000

Spire Technology 01202 828444

VIP Computers: 0871 622 7500

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