All-in-one PC sales up 57% and growing

By on April 26, 2010, 10:01 PM
Folks are increasingly drawn to the sleek, compact all-in-one systems sold by Apple, HP and others, according to DisplaySearch. Recent data from the firm shows that all-in-one computers grew by 57% from 2008 to 2009 -- a figure that is still on the rise. DisplaySearch forecasts that AIO PCs will jump from around 6.95 million units this year, to 12.79 million in 2015.

Apart from their physical appeal, it's believed that the systems are simply becoming a more viable solution for standard desktop users. AIO computers typically use components designed for mobile computers and are commonly underpowered compared to full-fledged desktops.


However, mobile processors are increasingly powerful and prove sufficient for basic family or corporate usage. DisplaySearch notes that while AIOs have historically been benchmarked against traditional desktops, they are gradually becoming a market of their own.

Apple holds a majority of the market, which isn't a surprise considering the iMac's popularity. HP trails in a distant second, while Acer, MSI, Sony, Lenovo, Dell, Fujitsu, NEC, Asus and others are all on the map with shares from largest to smallest in order of mention.




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AfricanTech said:

Pity they're all so UGLY compared to the iMac. In my circle, we've bought 8 iMacs so far running Win 7 using bootcamp because they're just so well designed - from the uncluttered lines, to a tilt mechanism that is smooth, no squeaks, no reflective plastic. Paranoid they may be but they design stunning hardware - unlike the PC manufacturers who seem to pride themselves on building ugly hardware.

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

I may stand alone on this one but I think the Asus system pictured above is attractive, and at the very least not ugly.

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Ah, but does the Asus have the cachet that screams "tragic overpriced hipster accessory" ? I think not

....In my circle, we've bought 8 iMacs so far

What circle ?

At a guess I'd have to say this if we're talking about eight iMac owners in the same vicinity.

Armanian said:

I'm afraid i agree with Matthew.

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

What circle ?

At a guess I'd have to say this if we're talking about eight iMac owners in the same vicinity.

...you tellem Dante

SNGX1275 SNGX1275, TS Forces Special, said:

I may stand alone on this one but I think the Asus system pictured above is attractive, and at the very least not ugly.

I don't really care for that design either, most monitors don't have anything coming down directly off the front of it, even LCD TVs mostly sit up with the stand supporting them from behind (heh). It just looks funny on that Asus.

But I don't really care for the iMac's look either. Perhaps if they made them in a nice really dark grey or black...

I don't think I'd like an all in one at this point anyway, like most of us here, I like to have reasonably easy access to the innards of my pc and the ability to swap out more than just the RAM and HD.

windmill007 said:

From a TECH POV...it's crap... Standard components and such make upgrading and repairing easy. You buy one of these nifty things... or an apple...You're on your own!

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