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
- 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
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.
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.