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All-in-one computers provide everything your average consumer might need in a single package, nixing the need for a standalone desktop in favor of a monitor-endowed piece of PC hardware. They come in an array of styles, offering everything from 1080p touchscreens and 5K resolution to robust sound and high-end Intel Core processors, each of which typically comes bundled with a keyboard and mouse.

Most target the premium market with a sleek, streamlined design, yet recent market offerings continue to push the boundaries of a what a budget-based PC is capable of. Consumers pay for this style and convenience with performance, and while the best all-in-ones don’t pack the processors or video cards some enthusiasts demand, they’re efficient enough for most everyday tasks.

Update 11/24/2015Removed two computers no longer for sale, added the Asus Zen AIO and HP Envy 27.

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Apple iMac with Retina 5K display ($2,500+)

Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display

Apple’s 27-inch, Retina display iMac offers the first 5K display in the world. The stunning, 5,120 × 2,880 screen delivers crystal-clear images and sharp text, while boasting powerful internal specs in the form of a quad-core, 3.2-GHz Intel Core i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM. Moreover, the all-in-one maintains the stylish design with which we’ve all grown accustomed, reveling in a gap-less front panel and rounded corners that compliment the glass-and-aluminum build. The graphics chip can’t really handle games at full 5K, but it’s sufficient for many at 1440p.

Full review

Available at:  Amazon Best Buy Apple

Dell XPS 27 Touch ($1,600+)

Dell XPS 27 Touch

The XPS 27 Touch is the best Windows-based AiO we’ve ever laid eyes on. The plastic backside may feel a bit flimsy compared to most premium machines, but the 2,560 x 1,440 touchscreen gleams with detail and reclines to better accommodate tapping and swiping on a 27-inch screen. The machine also showcases robust audio with a subtle heaping of bass, along with a fourth-generation (Haswell) Core i7-4770S CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 2TB hard drive for demanding productivity tasks.

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Available at:  Amazon Dell

LG 22CV241 Chromebase ($350+)

LG 22CV241 Chromebase

The LG Chromebase redefines what you should expect on a shoestring budget. This capable all-in-one basks in a modern simplicity akin to the Chromebooks before it, capitalizing on an accurate color palette and lighting within a rounded aesthetic. The base model ships with an Intel Celeron 2955U dual-core CPU and 2GB of DDR3 RAM, which is more than adequate at performing tasks other than gaming, and the entire system relies on the Web-based Chrome OS for barebones functionality. The bundled peripherals are also solid, and you can even use the display as an external monitor.

Full review

Available at:  Amazon B&H

Asus Zen AIO ($1,499)


While it doesn’t take any big risks when it comes to design, Asus’ new Zen AIO stands out for top-notch performance and an agreeable price point. The display is a little too glossy for its own good, but makes up for it with an impressive 4K resolution and discrete Nvidia graphics. There are a couple of other shortcomings that we like to see addressed on high-end models, but all-in-all it provides a great computing experience and even decent gaming performance at 1080p. This is a strong choice if you’d like an all-in-one similar to iMac, but prefers the Windows operating system.

Full review coming soon

Available at: Microsoft

HP Envy 27 ($1,199)


Despite the locked-in state of the parts inside, the HP Envy 27 offers a surprising range of options that start with a 1080p display and Core i3, and scale all the way up to the Skylake i7-6700T with 2.8GHz base clock, and 4K multi-touch display with AMD Radeon R9 graphics. It’s beautiful, too, with a thin, sleek look and simple supports underneath. Like some of the other systems, it includes a mouse and keyboard. We recommend upgrading to the mid or high-end models — the basic setup doesn’t offer a great value or longevity.

Available at: HP Direct