Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2007 22:11 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Gateway has unveiled its latest all-in-one desktop PC, dubbed simply the One. Sitting somewhere between an Apple iMac and Sony's Vaio LT series in terms of looks, the slimline 19in machine also sports a unique power-brick-cum-port-replicator.
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All-in-one
by k9_engineer on Thu 27th Sep 2007 22:57 UTC
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2006-02-04

The all-in-one concept is nice for certain business applications. No cords for speakers, monitors etc. Makes administering the hardware much easier in Small office situation. I have both profile 4 and profile 5 machines in my office. None have good performance or reliability but the sure are easy to setup and take down. Maybe I'll get an iMac and run windows on boot camp when the next one fails

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RE: All-in-one
by raynevandunem on Fri 28th Sep 2007 03:02 in reply to "All-in-one"
raynevandunem Member since:
2006-11-24

I wrote about the need for an AIO Linux PC a while back. http://rayne-vandunem.livejournal.com/94056.html

However, you're right about the ease of administrating AIOs. They're meant to be as zero-footprint as hardware constraints would allow, but still usable in a graphically-intensive manner.

What's funny is that Steve Jobs said, when presenting the iMac G4 Lamp (arguably, Apple's best design) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYRY-PCKdDg , that Apple firmly believed in the AIO form factor. However, the AIO form factor was in use by Commodore in the late 70's (pre-Amiga) and Apple in the early 80's, and the reason why there are so few manufacturers who have started in the AIO market is because of the association of AIOs with the earliest periods in personal computing.

So I guess the AIO has returned as a standard computing form factor (Apple, Sony and Gateway leading the way), but has only gotten bigger in size.

That said, I like Gateway's design, but "meh..." about Vista.

Edited 2007-09-28 03:05

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