My wife wants me to consider getting an all-in-one desktop. This ok with me on one aspect being that I can upgrade my desktop, but from what I understand you can't really update the components of an all-in-one.
I am looking for any owners of some and if there any suggestions on when it comes to brand. I saw Vizio is soon to be coming out with one and they look really nice. The main purpose of this is to be able to have a Desktop out in the open and it not look like an "eyesore with blue lights" (Antec 900). But like I said, I would be going from a old 2.2 ghz dual core with 4gb ram and cheap 1gb GPU to hopefully something a lot better.
It doesn't need to be a dedicated gaming rig but I would like to run most current games at relatively good setting. I would also rather stay away from touch screens as those tend to drive the price up.
Price I would like to stay around $1,000. Preferably under.
"would like to run most current games at relatively good setting". Won't happen with an all-in-one, unless the resolution is pretty low. GPUs are generally not gaming-class at all. With $1000, you can do some damage with a desktop build. Tell your wife to get over it/get a case with an LED switch.
All in ones... heavy in price for lack of hardware. Seriously, I had an ex-roommate who bought an all in one for $2,000. The hardware inside was pathetic and amounted to nothing more than a $600 desktop build. $800 if you included a monitor of that size.
I have used all in one PCs in college (some labs had them) and I wasn't very impressed. If you had zero space for a desktop, then oh yeah they are great. Otherwise, a full desktop is where its at.