Photos: Microsoft’s new Surface Studio and 10 great alternatives
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Microsoft Surface Studio
Microsoft recently announced its new all-in-one PC, the Surface Studio. Here are the details and some other good options.
Microsoft’s new Surface Studio features an ultra-thin,12.5-millimeter touch screen that is 28 inches across. It seems to be targeted toward creatives and designers as part of the new Windows 10 Creators Update. It costs $2999, and is available for preorder.
1. Apple iMac
Apple’s iMac is a staple all-in-one for creatives and business professionals alike. It has a 4K and 5K screen option, and the line starts at $1099.
2. ASUS Zen AiO S
The ASUS Zen AiO S is a great Windows 10 all-in-one option that also has a 4K display available. It also has an Intel RealSense camera that can be used to access the Windows Hello facial unlock feature.
3. HP Envy Curved
The HP Envy Curved features a unique, 34-inch curved display. It also includes audio features from Bang & Olufsen and an Intel Core processor. It is configurable with up to 16GB of RAM.
4. Acer Aspire Z3 Touch
The Aspire Z3 from Acer has a tiltable display and a blue light filter on the screen. The screen is 35 millimeters, and the machine has up to 2TB of storage available.
5. Dell OptiPlex 9030
The 9030 is the top of the line in the OptiPlex series from Dell. It offers a 23.8-inch display with an optional touch screen, and it can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7 processor.
6. Digital Storm Aura
The Digital Storm Aura is an all-in-one PC for the gaming market, but it has crossover appeal for professionals as well. It has a 34-inch curved display, and all of the internal components can be upgraded easily.
7. Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 910
Lenovo’s Ideacentre AIO 910 has a dual-hinge design and 3D camera technology that recognizes hand gestures and facial expressions. It also features an optional 10-point multitouch screen, and is available with an ultra HD screen as well.
8. Acer Chromebase 24
For fans of the Google Chrome OS, the Acer Chromebase 24 is a good option for a desktop all-in-one. It has four microphones and two speakers built into the front of the screen, and it also has touch control.
9. MSI GAMING 27T 6QE (GTX 980M)
The MSI GAMING 27T 6QE (GTX 980M) is a gaming-focused all-in-one PC that features 10-point projected capacitive touch technology and an Intel Core i7 processor. The 27-inch full HD display also has a full HD camera as well.
10. Lenovo Yoga Home 900
The 27-inch Lenovo Yoga Home 900 is an interesting PC, as the screen portion can be used as a giant tablet, making it a good option for wall mounting in an office too. It features USB 3.0 ports and NFC communication as well.