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Old 06-19-2013, 12:44 AM
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Curious if anyone here has bought one recently or is in the market for one and had some pros and cons for me to consider before taking the plunge????

I'm strongly leaning towards a HP Envy 23" I7 .
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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We have a Dell ONE at the Office. It's really awesome. Our receptionist that uses it every day even bought one for her home. lol

There are no cons.
Get it.
I assume it comes with the wireless keyboard. If you use it on your wireless Network how nice is it only having ONE cable (power) to plug in???
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:58 AM
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There are no cons.
Joint fatigue with the touch screen is an issue for users.

Touch-Screen Desktops: A Hazard to Your Health | PCMag.com

Why Desktop Touch Screens Don't Really Work Well For Humans | TechCrunch

I think about how my elbow sometimes hurts after a few hours with a tablet in my lap. I could imagine that same pain residing in my shoulder if I spent a few hours a day with my arm raised at the desktop.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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Joint fatigue with the touch screen is an issue for users.

Touch-Screen Desktops: A Hazard to Your Health | PCMag.com

Why Desktop Touch Screens Don't Really Work Well For Humans | TechCrunch

I think about how my elbow sometimes hurts after a few hours with a tablet in my lap. I could imagine that same pain residing in my shoulder if I spent a few hours a day with my arm raised at the desktop.
Just because a PC has a touch screen doesn't mean you have to touch it.

For me, the cons to any all in one relate to repairing and upgrading it. Accurate information about specific models can be difficult to get. So you might have something which is relatively easy to replace something like RAM or hard drive. Or you might get a nearly 100% sealed box that would require an extreme amount of skill and effort to fix, making it not worth it. So they're more like laptops than desktops in that if something breaks, you'll probably just toss the whole thing.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:57 PM
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I did buy the HP Envy from Costco and did not like it at all. Besides the fact that I hated Windows 8, the hardware stunk also. The screen itself though was very nice, but the power button got stuck and I had a difficult time turning the darn thing off and on. That's a huge problem for something brand new. So back to Costco it went and I will now hold off buying a new desktop until there's a better OS than Windows 8 and the power switch is designed better .

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Curious if anyone here has bought one recently or is in the market for one and had some pros and cons for me to consider before taking the plunge????

I'm strongly leaning towards a HP Envy 23" I7 .
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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I did buy the HP Envy from Costco and did not like it at all. Besides the fact that I hated Windows 8, the hardware stunk also. The screen itself though was very nice, but the power button got stuck and I had a difficult time turning the darn thing off and on. That's a huge problem for something brand new. So back to Costco it went and I will now hold off buying a new desktop until there's a better OS than Windows 8 and the power switch is designed better .

You know if you look around a bit, you can still find desktops running Windows 7.
For example, at the Dell Outlet: Dell Factory Outlet
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:02 PM
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Thanks Jaypee! Unfortunately I don't really need a new PC, but was just wanting a larger 23" monitor that was all-in-one. I don't think I can find that in Windows 7, though maybe I should look harder.

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You know if you look around a bit, you can still find desktops running Windows 7.
For example, at the Dell Outlet: Dell Factory Outlet
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:06 PM
 
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Why the push for all-in-one? Desk space? Why not get a laptop and a giant monitor? At least then it's expandable to multiple monitors or bigger ones, and portable.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:00 AM
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I like the look and the desk space is a huge issue for me. I find laptops annoying what with all the research that I do, it is much easier with a large keyboard and screen.

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Why the push for all-in-one? Desk space? Why not get a laptop and a giant monitor? At least then it's expandable to multiple monitors or bigger ones, and portable.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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Thanks Jaypee! Unfortunately I don't really need a new PC, but was just wanting a larger 23" monitor that was all-in-one. I don't think I can find that in Windows 7, though maybe I should look harder.
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If all you want is a bigger display and not a whole new PC why not just get a bigger monitor?
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