Any Windows All-in-One that have a stylish design?

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  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

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    So far all All-in-ones Ive seen are ugly compared to an iMac. Isnt anything out there that perhaps has a better design?
     
  2. kylera macrumors 65816

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    There was one by HP, I believe it was called the Z1. I don't know what your standards for looks are, but the Z1 had a very convenient latching mechanism for opening it up compared to the iMac.
     
  3. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    Here's a few.


     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    There is an Asus that looks somewhat like an iMac
     
  5. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    This?

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    It's not bad lookin. Some of the models look like the back is plastic, not sure about this one.
     
  8. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/workstations/z1_features.html

    Never forget. Style 100% meaningless to how well a machine performs.

    As much as I like my 11 iMac, its to much of a compromise. And its for meaningless looks and thinness. Sure it looks great in my living room, and its dead sexy to look at. But I know something will probably fail...again.

    Heat = death
     
  9. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Those vaios use really nice VA panels as well. Great contrast ratio and view angles.
     
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  11. nathanjbrown macrumors regular

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    I didn't explore it long enough to have an opinion on specs, but that is indeed a beautiful machine. Seems well thought out and most certainly elegant in appearance.
     
  12. sukai macrumors regular

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    One of the choices if there is no new iMac lol Still hoping for one though.
     
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  14. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Whoa .. looks like an iMac.

    But?

    Tilt it a little to the left.

    And ...

    [​IMG]

    Meeeehh

    Fake duck foot. Great job :rolleyes:
     
  15. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    I rather like the look of the Vizio. It has some very disappointing components inside though.

    HP's Z1 isn't pretty and isn't trying to be. It's a $4k+ professional workstation designed for easy repair/upgrade.
     
  16. Tequila UK macrumors newbie

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    To be honest, out of any of them the only one that gets any serious consideration from me is the Dell XPS One 27, specifically the i7 model.

    There are three problems that I can see:

    1. There is no SSD drive (or option for one apart from the 'cache' option) and the 6GB offered in the £1,499 model seems very light for such an application. So I would be going for an upgrade in RAM to 16GB and getting someone to stick an SSD drive inside.

    2. The other two issues that I can see are besides the sound (which I'm told is not brilliant on that particular machine so I'll get some headphones) is that the screen is meant to produce rather poor blacks in the sense that they are in fact dark grey rather than black. A video that I saw online made it look like it was quite bad for this.

    Does anyone here actually have the XPS One 27 and can advise on that?

    The other proposed AIOs in the list all have issues of their own - i.e. not being large as I'd like or having poor resolution (1920x1080 on a 27" monitor seems like very poor form) or plain not being powerful enough.
     
  17. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    No, knock off's are rarely if ever as good as the original. If you like the Mac look and must run windows there's Bootcamp or VM's.
     
  18. Swordylove macrumors 6502a

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    I tried to look for other AIO desktops (because of the ridiculous iMac 2012 waiting) but gave up after thinking about leaving OS X - that I just cannot do :(
     
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    Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    the CPU is pretty powerful in the XPS 27, better than the iMac. Too bad the Graphics and SSD (low capacity) is bad though.
     
  21. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    Even if there was a nice looking one, it would be running Windows and worse yet, Windows 8 pretty soon.

    Why would you want one of those?
     
  22. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer external design over Operational System. It wont be my main computer anyways, just something extra.
     
  23. JnDRader macrumors regular

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    Pretty much my thought process. I just finally bit the bullet and ordered a 2011 iMac. Yes, it will be "obsolete" most likely in a couple of months. Oh well. I'm already thrilled with it so shame on me lol.
     
  24. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    Wow.
     

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