Looking for a computer this holiday season that doesn't have the bulk of a desktop tower? Eurocom launched on Wednesday the Uno 4, an all-in-one (AIO) desktop solution with a 21.5-inch multi-touch screen, a built-in battery and a carrying handle. This hardware mixture doesn't mean it can be lugged around like a tablet, but rather to make moving the AIO easier from one setting to another.
According to the hardware specifications, this customizable AIO includes the Intel Core i5-4210M (2.60 GHz, 3.20 GHz) by default, but customers can choose up to an Intel Core i7-4910MQ (2.90 GHz, 3.90 GHz), which is one of three additional processor choices. This setup also comes with a mere 4 GB of DDR3-1600 memory, but customers can opt to add up to 16 GB for an additional $240.
The specifications also show that this AIO solution's screen is LED-lit and provides a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Other ingredients include a 2MP webcam able to shoot 1920 x 1080 video at 30 fps, two USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports, a built-in DVD burner (Blu-ray burner is $110 extra), Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a built-in ExpressCard/54 slot, a 9-in-1 card reader and more.
On the storage front, the AIO PC comes packed with a 500 GB 7200 RPM Hitachi Z7K500 hard drive by default. There are 18 additional storage options to choose from, and customers can also choose to add a second drive and even a third if customers don't want an internal optical drive. Options include hard drives, SSDs and hybrid storage. (Hybrid storage combines flash storage with the typical platter-based hard drive storage, up to 5 TB.)
As for the battery, Eurocom promises up to 6 hours of backup power. The idea here is to provide the AIO with power in case the electricity goes out. This detail also allows the user to move the AIO to other places in the house or business without having to shut down the device. Honestly, this should be a standard feature for all AIO PCs and desktops.
The company reports that this AIO is optimized for Windows 8.1, but the device doesn't ship with an operating system. For an extra $91, customers can add the 64-bit version of Windows 8.1. Other OS options include Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
All in all, this AIO has decent specs for both consumers and businesses alike. This solution leans more towards the latter, but there's no reason why consumers can't scoop up this AIO for a home office. The Uno 4 includes a Trusted Platform Module and a Kensington Lock to keep the AIO and its user's data secure.
The new Eurocom Uno 4 has a starting price of $1,008 and can be configured and purchased here.