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4 Best AIO PCs You Can Buy Right Now

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If you’re someone that wants a desktop computer but doesn’t necessarily want to build one, or maybe you don’t want it to take up...

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If you’re someone that wants a desktop computer but doesn’t necessarily want to build one, or maybe you don’t want it to take up a lot of space, then an all-in-one may be the solution for you. An AIO PC is defined as a desktop computer that integrates the system and all its components into the same housing of the monitor.

There are quite a few AIO PCs available locally, and there are definitely some affordable ones. However, I generally do not recommend going that route, as upgradeability is quite limited on this type of computer. Similar to the logic of choosing a new laptop, you will definitely want to future-proof if you decide to commit to an AIO.

Here are our suggestions for the best AIO PCs you can buy in the Philippines.

1.) Apple iMac with 4K Retina Display (21.5-inch)

In the niche realm of AIOs, Apple really takes the cake within the category with their iMacs. They are standard for a lot of photographers, video editors, and artists. The 21.5-inch iMac with a 4k Retina Display starts out with a 7th-generation Intel Core-i5 quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, a 1TB hard drive,  and Radeon Pro 555 graphics. You can buy it directly from the Apple Store here in the Philippines starting at Php76,990. Check it out here.

Apple iMac (4K Retina 21.5-inch) specs:
21.5-inch Retina 4k display (4096 x 2304 resolution)
3.0/3.4GHz Intel Core-i5 quad core processor (Configurable to 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core-i7)
8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM (Configurable to 16GB/32GB)
1TB 5400RPM SATA HDD (Configurable to 1TB Fusion Drive, 256GB, or 512GB SSD)
Radeon Pro 555/560 GPU
FaceTime HD camera
4x USB 3.0 ports
2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
450 x 528 x 175mm
5.66kg

2.) Apple iMac with 5k Retina Display (27-inch)

Perhaps the 21.5-inch model isn’t enough for your needs? The larger 27-inch iMac has a 5K Retina display (5120 x 2880 resolution) with configuration options up to a 3.8GHz 7th-generation Intel Core i5 quad core processor, up to 64GB RAM, 2TB Fusion Drive, and a Radeon Pro 580 GPU with 8GB VRAM. The base model has an SRP of Php105,990. You can also find it over at the Apple Store Philippines here.


Apple iMac (5K Retina 21.5-inch) specs:
27-inch Retina 5K display (5120 x 2880 resolution)
3.5/3.8GHz Intel Core-i5 quad core processor (Configurable to 4.2GHz quad-core Intel Core-i7)
8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM (Configurable to 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB)
1TB/2TB Fusion Drive (Configurable to 2TB or 3TB Fusion Drive, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD)
Radeon Pro 575/580 GPU
FaceTime HD camera
4x USB 3.0 ports
2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
516 x 650 x 203mm
9.44kg

3.) ASUS Zen AiO Pro Z240IC

Stepping into the realm of Windows all-in-ones, we’re starting off with this offering from ASUS. It has a nice brushed gold finish, a 23.8-inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS multi-touch display with wide 178-degree viewing angles, an Intel Core-i7 6700T (4-cores, 8-threads) processor, up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, a GTX960M GPU, plenty of storage options. We think it’s definitely a worthy contender for the iMac, as the specs on this one also make it suitable for some creators. With its Nvidia GTX960M GPU, you can even get away with some gaming. You can get the Zen AiO Pro with an i7-6700T, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB + 128GB SSD, and GTX960M for Php99,984 over at Villman. See listing here.

ASUS Zen AiO Pro Z240IC specs:
23.8-inch UHD IPS display (3840 x 2160 resolution)
Intel Core i7-6700T 4C/8T 2.8GHz processor
16GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM (Upgradeable to 32GB)
1TB HDD + 128GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M 4GB
4x USB 3.0 ports
USB 3.1
HDMI-out
Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
Intel RealSense Camera
Azalia 8 channel speakers
Windows 10 Home
585 x 434 x 190mm
7.3kg

4.) Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 700 24

This one is a tier lower than the previous ASUS AIO. While it keeps the Core i7-6700T, the display gets knocked down to a 23.8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) touch display, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, an Nvidia GTX950 GPU, and a 1TB HDD. You can easily upgrade the RAM up to 16GB, or even swap out the stock HDD for a SATA SSD. With specs like this, it’s definitely usable for the use-cases mentioned in the previous products, and it can even be used as a display for something else, but it definitely falls behind them in comparison. You may be giving up GPU performance and screen resolution, but the better processor and cheaper price tag of Php69,990 makes it a strong alternative to the 21.5-inch iMac. You can get it from PC Express here.

Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 700 24 specs:
23.8-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution)
Intel Core i7-6700T 4C/8T 2.8GHz processor
8GB DDR3 RAM (Upgradeable to 16GB)
1TB SATA HDD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX950A 2GB
1 x USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 ports
HDMI-out & HDMI-in
Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.0
Intel RealSense 3D Camera
JBL Speaker 2 x 3W
Windows 10 Home
578.6 x 466.1 x 209.7mm
8.46kg

Top tier AIOs are definitely not that popular in the Philippines and the local market for these is dominated by Apple. Local availability for the Microsoft Surface Studio has been dodgy to say the least, and boutique custom gaming system builders like Digital Storm and Maingear don’t have any presence here. Rest assured, we think the AIO computers listed here are currently the best you can buy in the Philippines.

Did we miss anything? Leave us comments down below.

 

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