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Tired of messy cords and peripherals? These excellent all-in-ones can help!

Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too, well, at least when it comes to PCs. 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 still pay for this style and convenience with performance, and while these computers may not pack the processors or video cards some enthusiasts demand, they’re efficient enough for most everyday tasks you can muster. Below are our favorites, from Apple and more.

Related: Our favorite gaming PCs

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, 3.5-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 to, reveling in a gapless 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 games at 1440p.

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Available at:  Amazon Best Buy Apple

Dell XPS 27 Touch ($1,600+)

Dell XPS 27 Touch

Frankly, 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 performing demanding productivity tasks and the stereotypical media crunching.

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Available at:  Amazon Dell

LG 22CV241 Chromebase ($350+)

LG 22CV241 Chromebase

The LG Chromebase redefines what one 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.

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Available at:  Amazon B&H

Lenovo C560 Touch ($650+)

Lenovo C560 Touch

The Lenovo C560 Touch may lack standout features, but it also lacks standout flaws. This 23-inch, baseline machine comes equipped with a 1080p touchscreen and an Intel Pentium G2030 processor, the latter component of which offers admirable performance for the price. Though the machine’s exterior design isn’t dazzling, it’s incredibly sturdy, comprised of thick plastic and a rigid metal stand. The backside also features a snap-off panel, so you can easily upgrade the included hard drive and RAM at any time. Families looking for an affordable, do-it-all workhorse should consider the C560.

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Available at:  Amazon Walmart

HP Envy 23xt Beats Special Edition ($1,050+)

HP Envy 23xt Beats Special Edition

The Beats edition of the HP Envy 23xt offers more than just a bright-red exterior. It’s outfitted with an impressive, 1080p touchscreen that accurately produces vibrant colors across all media, along with bass-heavy audio and a convenient software equalizer for adjusting your audio experience in a variety of ways. The host of media connectivity options render it even more attractive, yet, the high price and lackluster hard drive performance may deter some users. Still, this 23-inch system offers a premium audio-video experience.

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Available at:  HP Direct

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