In the past there were two kinds of mainstream computers: boxy desktops and laptops. Things have gotten more interesting in recent years with tablets, tablet/laptop hybrids and, for desk dwellers, a category called “all-in-one desktops.”
Apple’s iMac and Dell’s XPS 27 are two examples of all-in-ones. They are typically desktop computers that eschew a box for a less cluttered design, incorporating the guts of the computer onto the monitor itself. With the proliferation of wireless keyboards, mice and Internet connectivity, you could have a whole system with only one wire; indeed, the iMac is bundled with only a power cable.
The story you’re reading is premium content from the Austin American-Statesman. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. You can also buy a 24-hour digital pass or 7-day digital pass.
Read MyStatesman.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24-hours
Read MyStatesman.com all week — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7-days
Subscribe to the Statesman for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In