HP Omni 27 All-In-One PC Review

By on July 9, 2012, 12:20 AM

The Omni 27 Quad is HP's latest all-in-one that shares many aesthetic characteristics with the TouchSmart 520 we recently reviewed, despite being in a different class. Inside we find a third-generation Intel Core i5-3550S Ivy Bridge processor clocked at 3.0GHz, 8GB of DDR3 memory, a 2TB Hitachi hard drive spinning at 7,200 RPM, Radeon HD 6550A graphics and Beats Audio. There's also an HDMI-in port so you could use this display as an HDTV to watch cable programming from a set-top box or play console games.

There's a 27-inch display tucked behind the edge-to-edge glass that admittedly looks much cleaner than what we saw on the 520. The difference here is that the Omni's 27-inch display isn't touch-sensitive, something a lot of people won't really miss in a pre-Windows 8 desktop system, or a desktop in general.

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Raswan Raswan said:

Little unfair to dock them for bloatware, even though we all hate it. Comes standard from everyone now, so unless you are going to take similar points off of every single laptop and desktop you review, there's no point in doing it here.

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Jos Jos said:

We always mention bloatware in our system reviews. It's true that all of them pack some unwanted software but some manufacturers are worse than others.

Also, Microsoft is pushing a program it calls "Signature Series" to highlight computers without any pre-loaded bloatware on its Microsoft stores, so it's obvious they think bloatware hinders the Windows experience and they want to improve this. Vizio is one of the few so far to embrace this no-bloatware program.

tipstir tipstir, TS Ambassador, said:

When the first PC had came out they were all-in-one. Now they're going back to that idea again. HP first gen of all-in-one TS were problematic now it seems they're not so much. I would wait until Windows 8 comes out then see how well the setup and what you get with these TS system will be like. Again 4GB, 6GB is just not ideal anymore. 8GB should be the min if you going to buy a system. Dual and Quad cores just buzz words. Although Dual would be better. Next Gen of Intel another buzz word.

Lionvibez said:

Again 4GB, 6GB is just not ideal anymore. 8GB should be the min if you going to buy a system.

Your kidding right?

This kind of system will be in an office. 4GB of ram will be fine no one is going to be playing games on this thing or encoding video if you actually care about speed.

The fact that it comes with 8GB is nice but you could drop to 4GB and for the usage this thing will see probably won't notice a difference.

Guest said:

Is tower box dead for good?

Guest said:

Am I the only one who dislikes the stand design of these? I much prefer the design of the stand that comes with the iMac and the Dell XPS One 27.

Guest said:

Is tower box dead for good?

I think for the average person, who only uses a browser and office, the tower is somewhat obsolete. A tower however is almost essential for the top end of gaming. Mobile graphics solutions pale compared to a fully fledged card.

Lionvibez said:

Is tower box dead for good?

I think for the average person, who only uses a browser and office, the tower is somewhat obsolete. A tower however is almost essential for the top end of gaming. Mobile graphics solutions pale compared to a fully fledged card.

What about people that actually do work at home and need a workstation?

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