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Averatec takes another stab at the All-In-One

New Averatec all-in-one design

Averatec's new All-In-One looks familiar. Averatec

We don't recall if Averatec's old all-in-one ever made it to market in the U.S., but the Korean tech vendor best known for laptops showed us a new all-in-one desktop set to debut here soon.

The aptly named Averatec All-In-One looks more or less like a black iMac, in that it features an LCD screen with a sizable "chin" situated underneath it. There's only one model, which will go for $1,299 next month. For that you get:

  • 22-inch LCD
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo E4600 processor
  • 2GB of DDR2 RAM (expandable to 4GB)
  • Nvidia GeForce 8400 graphics chip
  • 320GB hard drive

The wireless mouse and keyboard come standard. Averatec

Like the iMac, Averatec's All-In-One comes with a standard-definition DVD burner and 802.11n Wi-Fi. It also includes a wireless mouse and keyboard and a remote control. Price-wise it seems to stack up well against Apple's baseline 20-inch iMac. That model starts at $1,199, but upgrade the iMac's RAM and hard drive to match Averatec and it comes in at $1,349, which still doesn't make up for the smaller screen. It also has a 4-in-1 media card reader as well as two PCI Express Mini card inputs. In Apple's favor, Averatec's spec sheet mentions no FireWire 800 port.

There are more ports on the back. Averatec

We expect to see the Averatec All-In-One available from the usual tech retailing suspects online (Buy.com, etc.) in a few months, as well as from a brick-and-mortar office supply retailer to be named later.