All-in-one desktop touchscreens are the latest thing. Since the release of Windows 8, many manufacturers have been rushing to release touchscreen desktops. The problem with this scenario is that many of these options aren’t perfected in the least. As a result, many lookalike desktops are available, but some are simply inferior and not worth your cash.
That said, there are some good options out there, but I still find more touchscreens running Windows 8 to be lacking. Why? One simple reason is that using your fingertips on a giant all-in-one screen isn’t as simple as those commercials make it look. Sure, fingertips are great tools when it comes to tablets and smartphones, but imagine stretching your arm out to drag your hand across a massive screen.
The other problem is that touchscreen technology in desktop form is relatively new. Should you save your money and spend it on a regular old desktop or an Apple all in one? Not necessarily; just make sure to check out the best of the best list below before you make a desktop decision.
Bar none, the Toshiba LX835 wins the design competition in this category. Toshiba did spend a good amount of time working on design, but did the company put as much effort into the actual construction of the LX835? The entry-level model comes with 6GB of RAM; 1080p touchscreen display; 1TB of storage; and a 2.4GHz Core i3 processor. As far as ports go, this desktop runs a bit short, but will still prove to be a great option for those not seeking a plethora of ports.
You’ll get two USB 3.0 ports, three USB 2.0 ports, SD and Gigabit Ethernet slot, and an HDMI-in. The base model retails for $999 and comes with a nicely vivid 23-inch screen. This Windows 8 option isn’t really the best choice for gamers, but it is a low-cost Windows 8 solution for anyone who’s looking to delve into the touchscreen world with minimal use.
Dell XPS One 27
The first thing you’ll notice about the XPS One 27 is the price tag. At $1599 this isn’t a cheap all in one. However, it is one of the strongest Windows 8 competitors on the market. So, if you do have more than a grand to spend, you may want to take a look at what Dell has created for the Windows 8 market. The 27-inch screen tilts and moves, so that you can easily see what you’re doing and effectively touch the screen as needed. This desktop comes with 4 USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI-out, HDMI-in, and S/PDIF.
Inside the One 27 you’ll find 16GB of RAM, 2TB of 7200RPM storage, 3.1GHz Core i7 processor, and 30GB Solid State Cache. Details aside, the One 27 has a touchscreen that is far more responsive than the rest. If you compare two touchscreens side-by-side, you’ll quickly see the difference here. These two desktops are worth your bucks and are nice to look at, just keep in mind that no current touchscreen comes without flaws. Still, all in one Windows 8 options are nice to look at and do provide a break from the usual desktop options.