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All in Ones Discussion Thread

by Chigal48 / May 23, 2014 10:55 PM PDT

I have a (reliable) HP desktop Computer, Win7. Very satisfied, but I keep looking at the All-in-ones as a replacement - next year.
I also read bad things about All-in-ones, that they don't last as long as desktops.
Just wondering, what everybody thinks about Allinones.

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yes you did read bad things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2014 2:23 AM PDT

The repair rates on all in ones tend to be higher because of the why they are built. You can't use most generic parts such as drives and boards so you're back to the maker for repair all too often.

As to longevity I find the owners play a big part in that.
Bob

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Bad wording...
by Willy / May 25, 2014 11:49 PM PDT

In the future don't use the wording HP and reliable at the same sentence. Wink

Next, most AIO are build pretty much as the same thinking for laptops. They share the same components as you can see the "slim design" is provided by using smaller devices. However, should the AIO fail, it does take more effort to repair as getting into them and swapping parts is NOT generic in nature. You have to use the same part installed as in typical manufacturer model-XYZ in order fit and connect as would apply to a laptop. Pricing for repairs reflect that and overall should take the same time frame of repair. What makes a AIO stand out over a laptop, it's not mobile and generally a larger screen is present. Essentially, a desktop laptop in design.

tada -----Willy Happy

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