Have you ever looked to a future without keyboards and mice? Today we review two PCs that not only integrate everything, including their screens, into one enclosure, but also include touchscreens. Best of all, both models sell for less than $700.
When it comes to integrated gaming, AMD's Brazos platform still impresses. Gateway's ZX4931 relies on Intel GMA X4500HD, which can't even generate a score in 3DMark or Left 4 Dead 2. On the all-in-one PCs, we experienced nothing but crashes.
CPU and GPU performance both have a strong influence on World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. The Radeon HD 4270 (TouchSmart 310) can't outperform AMD's Radeon HD 6310 (ASRock E350M1) alone, but it can once you pair it with a more powerful Athlon II X2 245e.
Gateway's ZX4931 is in a different boat. A decent CPU, such as Intel's Pentium E5800, cannot make up for the performance of a poor graphics engine like the GMA X4500HD.
Of course, World of Warcraft tends to be a special case where you need balanced CPU and GPU performance. Similar to Left 4 Dead 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is more sensitive to GPU performance. With that said, you're going to get better performance out of a Brazos-based system.
- All-In-One Desktops
- Gateway One ZX4931 (ZX4931-31e)
- HP TouchSmart 310 (310-1125y)
- Size Profile
- Test Setup And Display Specifications
- Out Of Box LCD Performance: Brightness And Contrast Ratio
- Out Of Box LCD Performance: Color Accuracy And Gamut
- Out Of Box LCD Performance: Maximum And Minimum Brightness
- Calibrated LCD Performance: Brightness And Contrast Ratio
- Calibrated LCD Performance: Color Accuracy And Gamut
- Black And White Uniformity, Viewing Angles
- Power Consumption
- Benchmark Results: General Performance
- Benchmark Results: Gaming Performance
- Final Words