Next year im going to college in industrial design. One thing I know is that they use Solidworks over there. And I know that the projects that I'll have to do, I'd like to continue them at home, but i need a new computer. I know this may sound surprising, but I'd prefer an all-in-one (i know) just because I dont have that much space for a tower, and all the cables laying around just gives me headaches. Although if a tower is better, I'll move things around and get over my cable-phobia (if I can call it like that). But I'd also like to play some games with it, like minecraft, and some casual web surfing. I have a budget of 1500-1600$ and I was on dell's web site and found this computer:
All in ones are basically glorified laptops. You do not want an all in one for any serious work. They use the same hardware that's found in most laptops. Plus these all in one systems are not upgradable and depreciate extremely quickly in value and when you go to sell it, you won't get back half of what you spent on it. If you want to get a good PC for that, build your own. You can get a far better system for far less money and it will last forever. It's not that hard.